English Department faculty and students are involved in multiple journals serving our field, the campus, and the public.
English Literary Renaissance
Founded through the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English, English Literary Renaissance (ELR) is a leading peer-reviewed journal in English Renaissance literary culture from 1485-1665. Established in 1971, the journal is published by the University of Chicago Press. Refereed and overseen by a board of local and international Renaissance scholars, ELR is managed and edited at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies and provides graduate students with the opportunity to work on the editorial production team.
Jabberwocky is the official, student-run undergraduate literary journal of the English Department. With a publication each spring, Jabberwocky showcases the creativity and talent of writers, poets, and artists UMass Amherst has to offer! All UMass undergraduates are encouraged to submit their work. Jabberwocky staff work together to publish the best pieces of criticism, fiction, media, nonfiction, and poetry in order to create a uniform publication that tells a unique story every year. Submissions are encouraged to break genre boundaries in order to express diverse perspectives in a creative form.
The Massachusetts Review
The Massachusetts Review promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art to provoke debate, inspire action, and expand our understanding of the world around us. Founded in 1959 by a group of professors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, and Smith, the Massachusetts Review is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues.
Old English Newsletter
Since 1967, Old English Newsletter has been a source for news, announcements, and information about the study of the culture and history of England between the years 550 to 1066. Its annual Bibliography and Year's Work in Old English Studies are used by thousands of scholars worldwide.
Paperbark believes in the obligations of a liveable future nurtured through collaboration across generations and fields of thought. Rooted in stewardship and creative possibility, Paperbark gathers stories of ecologies in crisis — as well as stories of life’s flourishing intricacies. Paperbark was developed by a visionary group of faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is a collaboration between the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the UMass Libraries.
Peitho is the peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Published quarterly, Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition. Rebecca Dingo is a current editor, and graduate students Ashley Canter and Stacie Klinowski are editorial assistants.