English Association Monographs

Established in 1906, The English Association is the oldest established association in the UK for all those interested in English at all levels, from primary to higher education. Its aim is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English language and its literatures and to foster good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels. In 2006 the English Association launched a new series ‒ English Association Monographs, which is now published by Liverpool University Press.

English Association Monographs invites submissions that offer an innovative perspective in any field of English Studies from the medieval period to the present day. The series aims to publish cutting-edge and distinctive original scholarship that takes the study of English language and its literatures in new directions. It particularly welcomes studies that break down boundaries between critical and creative work, engage with issues of pedagogy, or challenge existing methodologies and orthodoxies. It welcomes submissions from authors at all stages of their careers from the academic community in the UK and worldwide, including early career researchers seeking to publish their first monograph. The series intends to publish only one or two monographs annually, and the General Editors and the Editorial Board will work with authors to produce books that are both clearly and eloquently written, and represent the best and most exciting new work in English Language and Literature.

General Editors

Professor Claire Jowitt, University of East Anglia

Professor Jennifer Richards, Newcastle University

Editorial Board

Professor Susan Bruce, Keele University

Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Martin Halliwell, University of Leicester

Professor Peter J. Kitson, University of East Anglia

Professor Clare Lees, King’s College, London

Professor Steve May, Bath Spa University

Professor John McGavin, University of Southampton

Professor Rick Rylance, Director, Institute of English Studies

Professor Nigel Smith, Princeton University

Dr Jenny Stevens, The Godolphin and Latymer School, London

Professor Ceri Sullivan, Cardiff University

Professor Greg Walker, University of Edinburgh

Book proposals should take the following form:

  • A synopsis indicating clearly the book’s scope and subject (up to 1000 words).
  • A proposed table of contents (1 side of A4).
  • An assessment of current and recent work published in the field and of likely competition for the project.
  • An indication of the market and the readership for the book.
  • A sample chapter (not more than 10,000 words).
  • Estimated word length (up to 120,000 words) and delivery date.
  • Format of delivery – camera-ready copy or manuscript and disk.
  • Any special features – e.g. illustrations, tables, etc.


Proposals should be sent to the Chief Executive of the English Association:

English Association,

University of Leicester,

University Road,


LE1 7RH      

email: engassoc@le.ac.uk

The contract will be between the English Association and the author.

Commissioning Editor: Jenny Howard

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