Alexander Regier is named Editor for 1660–1900.

SEL welcomes guests at the 2012 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The Robert Lowry Patten Award is established to honor Bob Patten, professor of English at Rice University and former publisher and executive editor of SEL. The Award is given each year to the best recent study in nineteenth-century British literary studies or the best recent study in British literary studies of the Restoration and eighteenth century.