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ManuScript, the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies at The University of Manchester


ManuScript is the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester. Since 1996, it has encouraged rigorous intellectual discussion and progressive research which reflects critical debates across a variety of disciplines. It aims especially to promote the work of postgraduates and early career academics, and to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural concerns.

How we work

ManuScript runs an annual conference, organised around a broad theme with the aim of stimulating a  variety of responses from multiple fields. The 2007/8 conference welcomed speakers from the University of Cologne, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and Duquesne University, as well as from institutions across the UK.Though based in English and American Studies, ManuScript vigorously encourages papers from other disciplines, within humanities and without.

Following on from the conference, ManuScript reopens a call for papers, on the same topic, for its corresponding journal issue. Papers are submitted to peer-review apt to their field and content, and the journal does not constitute a proceedings. The reopened call is not restricted to presented papers; it does however look to respond to currents of discussion that have emerged at the conference. For accessibility, the journal is published in electronic form.

We are very happy to present ManuScript's 2008 issue, Senses. The 2009 conference, Senses, will be held on 20th February 2009, and will include a keynote address by Professor Peter Goldie (University of Manchester).

Enquiries about either the conference or the journal should be directed to:


ISSN: 1360-3140

Please note that ManuScript prefers the latest MHRA Style Guide for submissions.


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