Founded In    1991
Published   3/year
Language(s)   English

Fields of Interest



ISSN   0939-5482
Editorial Board

Inge Leimberg (Münster), Matthias Bauer (Tübingen), Burkhard Niederhoff (Bochum), and Angelika Zirker (Tübingen)

- Editorial Board Members:
- M. H. Abrams, Cornell University
- Åke Bergvall, University of Karlstad
- Christiane Bimberg, Universität Dortmund
- John Russell Brown, Middlesex University
- Ursula Brumm, Freie Universität Berlin
- Paul Budra, Simon Fraser University
- Lothar Černý, Fachhochschule Köln
- Eleanor Cook, University of Toronto
- Elizabeth Story Donno, The Huntington Library
- William E. Engel, The University of the South
- Bernd Engler, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
- A. C. Hamilton, Queen’s University, Ontario
- John P. Hermann, University of Alabama
- John Hollander, Yale University
- Lothar Hönnighausen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
- Arthur F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Frances M. Malpezzi, Arkansas State University
- J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
- Martin Procházka, Charles University, Prague
- Dale B. J. Randall, Duke University
- Alan Rudrum, Simon Fraser University
- John M. Steadman, The Huntington Library
- Michael Steppat, Universität Bayreuth
- Leona Toker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- John Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore
- Joseph Wiesenfarth, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policies

Articles should not exceed 12,000 words and follow the MLA Handbook.

Responses should be limited to 4,000 words. All contributions should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to; they should be in English and must be proofread before submission. Please do not use note references but create a list of Works Cited.

As a rule, contributions will be published within five months after submission so that discussion can begin without delay.

Mailing Address

Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
Professor Matthias Bauer
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Department of English
Wilhelmstr. 50
72074 Tübingen

Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

Connotations wants to encourage scholarly communication in the field of English literature (from the Middle English period to the present).

It is an international, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on the semantic and stylistic energy of the language of literature in a historical perspective and aims to represent different approaches.

Each issue consists of articles and a forum for discussion. The forum presents, for instance, research in progress, critical hypotheses, responses to articles (published in Connotations or elsewhere) as well as to recent books.

Connotations is published three times a year by the Connotations Society and by Waxmann Verlag Münster / New York. All contributions are also made freely available online via

Connotations is indexed, for example, in the MLA Bibliography, the World Shakespeare Bibliography and the IBZ/IBR.