THE LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA (Older Scots) – Call for Contributors



The Literary Encyclopedia’s section editor for Scottish Literature & Culture (Older Scots) – Kate Ash-Irisarri (Manchester) – has identified a number of new entries for which she is seeking contributing authors. Please contact Kate for the most recent list of Older Scots topics yet to be commissioned or for further information. Suggestions for entries on writers or works not currently on our list or the website are also welcome. By searching the website’s database you will see what entries are currently available. Access to the database requires a subscription either for an individual or an institution. For information about subscriptions, including trials, contact the Managing Editor, Cristina Sandru. Email addresses for Kate and Cristina are available on the Literary Encyclopedia website contacts page: 

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The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced. We seek to cover all of world literature and endeavour to commission and publish articles on the widest variety of quality writing that has been produced around the world. We offer excellent coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit). So far we have published about 7,557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words. We are currently adding around 20-40 articles to the Encyclopedia every month.