In-house publications

The Department is home to no less than six journals ranging from medieval literature to contemporary, publishing both critical and creative writing, and featuring work from all over the world by both established and emergent scholars and writers.

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Nineteenth Century Contexts

Nineteenth-Century Contexts is committed to interdisciplinary recuperations of “new” nineteenth centuries and their relation to contemporary geopolitical developments. The journal challenges traditional modes of categorizing the nineteenth century by forging innovative contextualizations across a wide spectrum of nineteenth century experience and the critical disciplines that examine it. Articles not only integrate theories and methods of various fields of inquiry — art, history, musicology, anthropology, literary criticism, religious studies, social history, economics, popular culture studies, and the history of science, among others — but also test and open up the very limits of disciplinary boundaries. Scope of interest is not confined to any single regional or cultural area, and the relevance of the nineteenth centuries we read about to contemporary political flashpoints around the world remains a top priority. Interdisciplinary, international and innovative, Nineteenth-Century Contexts is leading debate about where the next nineteenth centuries will occur.

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Medieval English Theatre

Medieval English Theatre is an international refereed journal publishing articles on medieval and early Tudor theatre and pageantry in all its aspects, together with articles and records of modern survivals or equivalents.



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The Luminary is an open access journal, based at Lancaster University's Department of English and Creative Writing. Our aim is to provide a forum through which post-graduates and early career researchers, from any institution, can share their current research, make connections with other researchers and gain publication.


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Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike.

"Cake is the most outward-looking, vigorously contemporary literary journal to come out of a university writing programme in this country. A beautifully produced and vibrant selection of poetry and argument from well-known and emerging writers." Luke Kennard

"A humorous, good-natured and young magazine that has hit the ground running. One to watch." Sabotage Review

"Cake proves there are opportunities for strongly edited and well-produced print magazines. It gives a vital platform to new writers alongside some of our most respected poets." Wes Brown

"The editors are committed to new writing." Chole Stopa-Hunt


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The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads. 



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LUX is an undergraduate journal that seeks to exhibit the very best of student academic excellence from across Lancaster University’s arts and humanities departments.