George Eliot Review

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Beverley RilettDr. Beverley RilettThanks to Dr. Beverley Rilett and her team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, each issue of the George Eliot Fellowship Review and the George Eliot Review has been fully digitized and published online. Each of the several hundred articles is available for free to the public at On this website, users may investigate a half-century of George Eliot criticism. Page images of each issue are provided as they appeared in print. Moreover, the digitized version allows readers to search contents by year, issue number, author, genre, and subject. The project team has worked to summarize the individual articles and reviews to make this information as useful as possible to visitors.

Beverley and her team have done a wonderful job digitising the back numbers of the George Eliot Review. The George Eliot Fellowship was obviously aware of the value to scholars and readers of our backlog of serious academic research within the 40 years of the George Eliot Fellowship Review and George Eliot Review but we lacked the skills and facilities (not to mention finance) to be able to digitise them ourselves and we are hugely grateful to Beverley and her team. We look forward to continuing to work with her to digitise other material in the Fellowship's archive.

In 2021 Beverley took up a post as Associate Research Professor, Special Collections & Archives at Auburn University, Alabama and the George Eliot Fellowship wish her all the very best in her new post.

The digitised back numbers are a tribute and thanks to Kathleen Adams who had the initial idea of producing a Review. She undertook this task for the first time in 1970.  Later she was joined by Graham Handley and then John Rignall and Beryl Gray, and more recently by Michael Davis and Tonny van den Broek. We are grateful to them all for their commitment to scholarship and accuracy, and to what they do to further an interest in George Eliot. The present editors are John Rignall, Michael Davis and Tonny van den Broek.

Meanwhile, copies of some of them are still available for purchase as hard copies. Go to Store for details. Contents lists of some years are also available on this site.

Submissions to the George Eliot Review

Contributions are welcome on any aspect of George Eliot’s life and works. Articles, normally no longer than 5,000 words, should be double-spaced and follow the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) conventions, with single quotation marks for quotations and endnotes rather than footnotes for references. After the first full reference to a work in an endnote, subsequent references to that work should be given in a shorter form in brackets in the text, so that endnotes are kept to a minimum.

Alternatively, contributors may use either the author/date system or a list of Works Cited with references to those works given in brackets in the text.

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