Arthurian Literature

Arthurian Literature is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the critical study of all aspects of the Arthurian legend. The range of scholarly inquiry is wide, from medieval and post-medieval Arthuriana across all European traditions, to global modern Arthurian medievalism. Its subject matter is equally diverse, encompassing manuscript study, literary analysis (from traditional to theoretical approaches), source-study, and explorations of Arthurian heraldry, art, or music, as well as historical and geo-political investigations.

Arthurian Literature welcomes long articles (up to 20,000 words), permitting full and thorough exploration of any relevant Arthurian topic, including charting new directions in Arthurian studies. Shorter items of under 5,000 words are published as Notes, and updates on earlier articles are also appreciated. Submissions should be formatted according to MHRA style, with footnotes for references; when quoting prose texts for which line numbers are also available, citations should include both page and line numbers (e.g.: p. 97.27-35 or pp. 922.11-924.7).

The first volume was published in 1981, and previous editors include Richard Barber; James P. Carley and Felicity Riddy; Keith Busby and Roger Dalrymple; Elizabeth Archibald and David F. Johnson.

Derek Brewer Prize

We are now accepting submissions for our ECR essay prize, until 31 March 2024.

Submit your article

Potential articles and notes should be sent to one or both editors:

Dr Megan G. Leitch (Reader in English Literature)
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Cardiff University
John Percival Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth
Prifysgol Caerdydd
Adeilad John Percival
Rhodfa Colum
Caerdydd, CF10 3EU

Email/Ebost: [email protected]

Professor K.S. Whetter (Medieval English Arthurian Literature)
Department of English and Theatre
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
Email: [email protected]