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 issue sees the return of the SSL symposium, here on Religion in Scottish Literary Criticism, with an afterword by Crawford Gribben; this is followed by four full articles, a briefer note, and the return also of a section on Books Noted & Received. Previous issues remain available through the browse link on the left of this page.

Submissions are invited for future issues; information and guidance about submitting articles is given on the Aims and Scope page (linked on the left); further detail is given under Rights and Permissions. The journal is published both in digital and print format, with free full-text access for the entire journal run (vols. 1-45.1, 1963-2019). Since August 2012, the site has totaled well over 300,000 full-text article downloads. 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 45, Issue 2 (2019)

Front Matter


Preface to SSL 45.2
Patrick Scott and Tony Jarrells



Carlyle and Calvinism
Joanna Malecka



Book Reviews

Back Matter