This anniversary issue is fronted by a special feature, containing reminiscences and interviews with those involved throughout the journal’s history, from its founder Professor Tim Clark to recent postgraduate editors. As former editor Dr Kostas Boyiopoulos identifies, “one of the many advantages of Postgraduate English is that it is a hotbed of enduring ideas: the work of doctoral researchers it showcases often turns out to be the spark and keynote of their lifelong research path.”
There are of course examples of such ideas among the articles published in this issue, and we’ll be highlighting these individually over the coming weeks here on READ. For now, these include:
- Between penal reform and The Newgate Calendar: why are we made to feel for Fagin?, by Agnieszka Serdynska (King’s College London)
- ‘Just a pen, paper, and a little thought’: E. M. Forster and literary labour, by Bryony Armstrong (Durham University)
- A Marriage of Consumption in George Meredith’s The Egoist, by Jessica Lewis (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
- Those Backward Hordes: Representing the Indian Peasant as a ‘Rebel’ in Early Indian Fiction in English, by Swati Moitra (Gurudas College, University of Calcutta)
- “Time was running shorter, tightening around our house, crushing me.”: Space and Time in the Female Gothic of Shirley Jackson, by Harriet Barton (Durham University)
As always, all this work can be read for free in Postgraduate English, which has been an open access publication since its inception two decades ago.