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Oxford University Press to publish Shakespeare Quarterly with Folger Shakespeare Library

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Oxford University Press USA

Oxford University Press and the Folger Shakespeare Library are proud to announce their new partnership to publish Shakespeare Quarterly, the world's foremost journal focusing on all aspects of Shakespeare studies, beginning in 2019.

Shakespeare Quarterly publishes highly original, rigorously researched essays, notes, and book reviews. The peer-reviewed journal spans the field including scholarship about new media and early modern race, textual and theater history, ecocritical and posthuman approaches, psychoanalytic and other theories, and archival and historicist work.

"Oxford University Press is the perfect partner for Shakespeare Quarterly," said Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. "Their international reach and distinguished range of offerings will further burnish the reputation--and accessibility--of the journal."

With almost 70 years of publication history, Shakespeare Quarterly has reached millions of readers through print, online databases, and the journal's website ( Founded in 1950 by the Shakespeare Association of America, the journal was entrusted to the Folger Shakespeare Library in April 1972, where it has been housed, produced, and supported ever since.

Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press, noted, "The connection between William Shakespeare and Oxford University Press is so central and long-standing as to be almost self-evident. This partnership between the Folger Shakespeare Library and OUP will, we believe, further advance the standing of this primary vehicle for Shakespeare scholarship. 'We know what we are but know not what we may be....'"

Oxford University Press publishes over 400 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. Oxford University Press has been publishing journals for more than a century and, as the world's largest university press, has more than 500 years of publishing expertise.

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. They provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, one can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. They offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.


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