Early Modern Literary Studies

Reviews of and awards for EMLS



StudySphere award of excellence, July 2006 ("one of the best educational resources on the Web")

EMLS is how an online journal should be done.

Andrew Dickson, The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (2005), 506.

Filled with first-rate writing by many notable scholar-critics working at the top of their form.

The Year's Work in English Studies 82 (2003): 448, describing EMLS Special Issue 7.

EMLS is one of the pioneers in the new world of refereed internet publishing. . . The editorial board lists many of the top scholars in the field.

Suzanne Westfall, "'Go sound the ocean, and cast your nets': Surfing the Net for Early Modern Theatre", Early Theatre 5.2 (2002), 87-132, quotations from 117, 121.

The first wholly electronic journal in our field... has a distinguished, international Editiorial Board... ascetic in presentation.

Michael Best, "Electronic Shakespeares: Shakespeare Criticism on the Internet", Shakespeare Newsletter 52:4 (2002/3), 109-110.

Strong survivor.

Walt Crawford, "Free Electronic Referred Journals: getting past the arc of enthusiasm", Learned Publishing 15 (2002): 117-23.

Extensive and authoritative.

Jack Lynch, Literary Resources on the Net, http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/ren.html

Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet Five Diamond Award ("The best, freely available Shakespeare criticism on the Internet")


Internet Shakespeare Editions double swan award ("outstanding site")


Renascence Editions - BESS award (for "Sites of excellence in Early Modern studies")


TheBess Award


Winner, John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication in Donne Studies in 1999: Lisa Gorton, "John Donne's Use of Space," Early Modern Literary Studies 4.2 / Special Issue 3 (September, 1998): 9.1-27. The article appeared in Literature and Geography, a Special Issue of EMLS guest-edited by Richard Helgerson and Joanne Woolway Grenfell.

I would anticipate that this article has probably been read by more individuals than most of the other publications mentioned in this survey.

Stanley Wells describing an article in EMLS 1.1, in Shakespeare Survey 49 (1996) 288.


2003-, L.M.Hopkins (Editor, EMLS).