Each issue contains scholarly essays; scholarly book reviews; and a unique, comprehensive and annotated bibliography of recent scholarship.
Purpose & Scope
Restoration publishes scholarly and critical essays on any subject in the field. We are open to all critical, scholarly, and theoretical approach that lead to new insights into English literature and culture, 1660-1700. We understand the Restoration period and its writing as wide (cosmopolitan connections; colonial projects; imperial ambitions), long (the continuing influence of Restoration drama into the eighteenth century, for example), and deep (aesthetics, politics, and cultural formations crucial to the period that continue to shape our world).
From the start, the journal has appeared semi-annually and offered scholarly articles, book reviews, and an annotated bibliography of new studies. Going forward, some issues will now feature a "Forum" section with brief reflections on important questions.
The Editorial Board, consisting of prominent Restoration scholars, serves not only as a policy group but also as the board of readers. Each submission is evaluated by at least one member of the Board. An advanced graduate student assists the editor with the management of the journal.
Laura J. Rosenthal, Editor, University of Maryland
Misty G. Anderson, Recent Former Editor, University of Tennessee
Catherine Ingrassia, Book Review Editor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sharon Achinstein, Johns Hopkins University
Jack Armistead, Tennessee Technological University
Brian Corman, University of Toronto
Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois, Chicago
Anita Guerrini, Oregon State University
Charles H. Hinnant, University of Missouri
Derek Hughes, University of Aberdeen
Catherine Ingrassia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Robert Markley, University of Illinois
Joyce Greene MacDonald, University of Kentucky
Jean Marsden, University of Connecticut
Michael McKeon, Rutgers University
Maximillian E. Novak, University of California-Los Angeles
John H. O'Neill, Hamilton College
Jacqueline Pearson, University of Manchester
Daniel O'Quinn, University of Guelph
Janet Todd, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and University of Aberdeen
James G. Turner, University of California-Berkeley
James A. Winn, Boston University
The editors and the board welcome submissions of scholarly and critical essays on any subject, using any convincing method, so long as they contribute significantly to our understanding of English literary culture, 1660-1700.
While preferring essays of 5000-7500 words (including notes), the editorial board will evaluate essays of any length. Restoration encourages submissions from scholars at the beginnings of their careers; however, seminar papers, conference presentations, and dissertation chapters should be revised to conform to the expectations of an academic essay.
Manuscripts should conform to the latest University of Chicago style, be double-spaced throughout, and avoid all authorial self-reference.
Please submit all manuscripts electronically to:
Laura J. Rosenthal, Editor
Department of English
University of Maryland
Restoration seeks compilers for the semiannual, annotated listing, "Some Current Publications." Those interested should apply by letter to the Editor and should be recommended by a recognized scholar qualified to comment on the applicant's competence and reliability in meeting deadlines. Advanced graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.
As with articles, book reviews for the journal should address the book’s contribution to our understanding of English literature and culture, 1660-1700. Books are selected by the book review editor for their contribution to the journal’s mission; we then locate and request a review from a specialist in the field. Please contact the book review editor if you would like to review a particular book for Restoration or to express interest in reviewing for us in general.
Reviews of single books usually run approximately 1000 words and have no title. When Restoration solicits a review, we generally give a 4- to 6-month window in which to complete the review.
Completed reviews should be submitted in conformity with the most recent Chicago style, be double spaced throughout, and have 1.5-inch margins. Please begin the review with the bibliographic information for the book. We do not include the price of a book with the bibliographic heading.
Completed reviews should be submitted electronically as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries concerning book reviews should be addressed to the editor, Laura Rosenthal (email@example.com) or the Associate Editor, Elaine McGirr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the journal’s email address.
Restoration is published semi-annually for $35 per year or $75 per 3 years (individuals), and $50 per year or $140 per 3 years (institutions), plus $20 (3 yrs. $60) for delivery to non-U.S. addresses. Single issues available at $40 per copy (plus $10 per copy for delivery outside the U.S.
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2119 Tawes Hall
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University of Maryland
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