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The Oxfordian

Welcome to The Oxfordian, the annual journal published during the summer/fall by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. The Oxfordian is a professional publication that features papers providing in-depth coverage of issues of importance to Shakespeare scholars. The Oxfordian welcomes submission of learned essays on three interrelated topics:

  • Important literary works of the Early Modern Period in English literature
  • Shakespeare studies
  • Shakespeare authorship issues

The Oxfordian, published since 1998, is “the best American academic journal covering the authorship question,” according to William Niederkorn, formerly of the New York Times, in his review of Contested Will. In Shakespeare Beyond Doubt (2013), Stratfordian scholar Prof. Stuart Hampton-Reeves adds that under Michael Egan’s editorship  (2009-2014), The Oxfordian “deserves credit . . . for insisting on a higher standard of academic rigour.”

(ISSN 1521-3641)

Articles from the most recent volume are password-protected and available to Members only. All articles from other issues are freely available. Members may send an email request to newsletter@shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org for the password. Note: One article in the most recent volume is freely available.

For Institutional Subscriptions to SOF journals and newsletters, contact us at: newsletter@shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org.

The Oxfordian issues available online:

Volume 9 – October 2006

From Russia with Love: a Case of Love’s Labour’s Lost  (unavailable until further notice by author’s request)

Oaths Forsworn in Love’s Labors Lost  Ruth Loyd Miller

De Vere’s Lucrece and Romano’s Sala di Troia  Michael Delahoyde Ph.D.

Dating Sonnet 107: Shakespeare and the “mortall Moone”  Eric Miller

On the Chronology and Performance Venue of A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Roger Stritmatter, Ph.D.

A Crisis of Scholarship: Misreading the Earl of Oxford  Christoper Paul

Apples to Oranges in Bard Stylometrics: Elliot and Valenza fail to eliminate Oxford  John Shahan and Richard Whalen

Authorship Clues in Henry VI, Part 3  Eric L. Altschuler, MD & William James

Book Reviews, Letters, News, Notices


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Check the Submission Guidelines and Publication Agreement and Assignment of Copyright if you are considering submitting an article for publication. Submissions may be sent to the editor, Chris Pannell, via email. Please put the words “The Oxfordian” in the subject line along with anything specific to your subject.