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Not the Year's Work in English Studies

From 2000 to 2016 I wrote the "Shakespeare: Editions and Textual Studies" annual review for the Year's Work in English Studies published by Oxford University Press. In 2016 I was asked to stand down and so gave up the review, but I continue to attempt to read and evaluate everything published in this field. Since the discipline of formally reviewing scholarship is the best way to make sense of it, I decided to continue writing an annual review and to self-publish it here on my website. I am grateful to Ed Pechter for serving as my editor for this new review, saving me from dozens of infelicities and improving the sense in many places. I would be interested to hear from any readers who find this review useful. The books reviewed in whole or in part are listed at the end of the review. Journal articles are cited parenthetically and using the abbreviations listed below.

NYWES reviews available:

NYWES for 2015 (published in 2017)

Journal-name abbreviations used in NYWES

American Notes and Queries = ANQ
Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography = AEB
Ben Jonson Journal = BJJ
College Literature = CollL
Comparative Drama = CompD
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
= DSH
Early Modern Literary Studies = EMLS
Eighteenth-Century Fiction = ECF
English Language and Linguistic = ELL
English Literary History = ELH
English Literary Renaissance = ELR
English Studies = ES
Hamlet Studies = HSt
Huntington Library Quarterly = HLQ
Journal of English and German Philology = JEGP
Journal of Medieval and and Early Modern Studies = JMEMS
Literary and Linguistic Computing = L&LC
Medium AEvum = MAE
Modern Language Notes = MLN
Modern Language Review = MLR
Modern Philology = MP
Notes and Queries = N&Q
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America = PBSA
Philological Quarterly = PQ
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America = PMLA
Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama = ROMRD
Review of English Studies = RES
Shakespeare Bulletin = ShakB
Shakespeare Newsletter = ShN
Shakespeare Quarterly = SQ
Shakespeare Survey = ShSurv
Spenser Studies = SSt
Studia Neophilologica: A Journal of Germanic and Romance Languages and Literature = SN
Studies in Bibliography = SB
Studies in Philology = SP
TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies = TEXT
Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation = Textual Cultures
The Sixteenth-Century Journal = SCJ
The Times Literary Supplement = TLS
Theatre Notebook = TN
Times Literary Supplement = TLS
Yearbook of English Studies = YES