Founding Editor (vols. 1–36): G. Ross Roy, University of South Carolina
Editor (from vol. 37): Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina
Editor (from vol. 37): Tony Jarrells, University of South Carolina

Studies in Scottish Literature, founded in 1963 and based at the University of South Carolina since 1965, was the first refereed scholarly journal in its field, and remains among the top Scottish literature journals internationally, publishing new research and critical debate on all periods of Scottish literature.

This special issue on Reworking Walter Scott (SSL 44.2, contents listed below) is guest-edited by Daniel Cook and Lucy Wood. It will be followed in SSL 45.1 and 2 by articles from the full range of periods. The previous issue, Scottish-Russian Literary Relations since 1900 ( SSL 44.1), guest-edited by Anna Vaninskaya, is linked here.

Submissions are invited for future issues; please consult the Aims and Scope page before submitting. The journal is published both in digital and print format, with free full-text access for the entire journal run (vols. 1-44, 1963-2018). Since August 2012, well over a quarter of a million full-text articles have been downloaded. The link on this page for Print Subscriptions also provides information about three related series, Scottish Poetry Reprints, South Carolina Scottish Literature Studies, and an occasional series publishing special lectures.

Current Issue: Volume 44, Issue 2 (2019) Reworking Walter Scott

Front Matter


Preface to SSL 44.2
Tony Jarrells and Patrick Scott



Introduction: Reworking Walter Scott
Daniel Cook and Lucy Wood


Allegories of the Heart
Fiona Robertson


Walter Scott and Comics
Christopher Murray

Back Matter