Logan Browning thumbnailSEL is accepted into JSTOR’s Literature and Language II series.

Logan D. Browning is promoted to Managing Editor.

Photo: Logan Browning, current Editor, SEL Studies in English Literature


SEL begins providing Abstracts of articles.


SEL commissions Logan D. Browning to film a long interview with Sir Frank Kermode in Cambridge, UK. An edited version of the portion devoted to topics in the Renaissance, including stagings and filmings of Tudor and Stuart drama, appears as “A Conversation with Sir Frank Kermode” in the Spring 2005 issue. The conversations about modern literature will appear in The Hopkins Review.


The Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award is established in memory of Professor Dietz of Rice University. The Award is given in each year to the best recent study in English Renaissance literary studies or the best recent study in Tudor and Stuart Drama.


Statistics generated from Project MUSE and JSTOR indicate that the most frequently downloaded articles are the Review Essays—often going back several decades, and papers on individual Shakespeare plays and nineteenth-century novels.

In the Summer issue, guest edited by Caroline Gonda and Chris Mounsey, SEL publishes its first special issue with a single theme, “Friendship and Same-Sex Love.”

Featured Article: Emily Carroll Bartels, “Too Many Blackamoors: Deportation, Discrimination, and Elizabeth I


Kay McStay thumbnailLogan D. Browning is named Editor; Robert L. Patten assumes responsibilities as Publisher and Executive Editor. K Krueger McDonald retires from Rice University but remains as Production Editor for the journal. Kay McStay is hired as Associate Editor/Business Manager.

The 47th volume features significant essays by Mark Albert Johnston and Deborah Needleman Armintor.

Photo: Kay McStay, current Associate Editor/Business Manager, SEL Studies in English Literature


Sarah Wall-Randell publishes her essay “Doctor Faustus and the Printer's Devil” in the Spring Issue.

The Autumn issue, guest edited by U. C. Knoepflmacher, publishes a collection of essays on “Hybrid Forms and Cultural Anxiety” as the second special issue.


Reception thumbnail 2SEL hosts reception at MLA Conference to celebrate 50 years of publishing. Subscriptions cost $40.00 for individuals, $120.00 for institutions. Average number of pages per volume over the decade: more than 935.

Photo: At the MLA Conference, SEL Studies in English Literature celebrates 50 years