1961

First SEL cover thumbnailSEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 is launched. The first review essays are written by Arthur E. Barker (English Renaissance), Frank Kermode (Tudor and Stuart Drama), Donald J. Greene (Restoration and Eighteenth Century), and G. Robert Stange (Nineteenth Century).

18th Century scholar J. Paul Hunter served as a graduate assistant to Professor Camden and worked on the first volume. He pointed out at an anniversary reception that the volume is not continuously numbered because the staff was not aware of that practice.

Featured article: Harry Berger Jr., “The Prospect of Imagination: Spenser and the Limits of Poetry

Photo: Cover of Volume 1, Number 1