About This Journal
Studies in Scottish Literature (or SSL) was founded in 1963 by G. Ross Roy (1924-2013), and he was its only editor for nearly fifty years (vols. 1-36). In 2012, Professor Roy donated rights to the journal to the University of South Carolina Libraries, so that it could continue under new editorship.
In its new series, Studies in Scottish Literature is still published from the University of South Carolina, open to contributions on all periods and genres of Scottish literature. It continues, too, to welcome articles that explore the interrelations between Scottish literature and other literatures, and between traditionally literary approaches and research undertaken from other disciplinary perspectives. After many years as an annual volume, the journal is moving to two issues a year for a trial period, beginning in spring 2016, allowing publication of more articles and we hope a shorter time-to-publication.
Editorial Contact Information
Patrick Scott, Editor, Studies in Scottish Literature, Irvin Department, University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Tony Jarrells, Editor, Studies in Scottish Literature, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Journal Formats: Digital and Print
Studies in Scottish Literature is now produced in two formats:
1. In a digital version, available at http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl
2. As a print-on-demand paperback (beginning with volume 37). This can be purchased by individuals or libraries through such on-line channels as Amazon, Amazon UK, or Amazon Europe. Copies for the UK and Europe are now printed in the UK, reducing shipping costs and delivery time. From September 2018, the printer is Kindle Direct Publishing; library serial vendors and booksellers etc, may consult KDP about special purchase arrangements under KDP's expanded distribution option.
Some copies of earlier volumes (1-2, 13-39) remain available in hardback; inquiries should be sent by email to Patrick Scott.
Scottish Poetry Reprints
Scottish Poetry Reprints, started by Ross Roy in 1970, issued seven titles in limited fine press editions, now out of print. The series was restarted in 2015, and titles since then are printed by KDP and available through Amazon, Amazon UK, etc.
8. The Prayer of Holy Willie, by Robert Burns; the Kilmarnock chapbook of 1789, edited by Patrick Scott (2015).
9. Tollerators and Con-Tollerators, a comedy, attributed to Archibald Pitcairne, edited by John MacQueen (2015).
10. A Bard Unkend: Selected Poems in the Scottish Dialect, by Gavin Turnbull, edited by Patrick Scott (2015).
11. Musick for Allan Ramsay’s Collection of 71 Scots Songs, set by Alexander Stuart, with an introduction by Kirsteen McCue (2017).
South Carolina Scottish Literature Series
This series supplements Studies in Scottish Literature by making available monograph-length research based on or closely related to the Roy Collection. Further titles are in preparation. These titles are printed by KDP and available through Amazon, Amazon UK, etc.
1. Robert Burns & Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott & Kenneth Simpson, with the assistance of Justin Mellette (2012).
2. Selected Essays on Robert Burns, by G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott, Elizabeth A. Sudduth, and Jo DuRant (2018).
3. The Kilmarnock Burns: A Census, by Allan Young and Patrick Scott (2017).
Occasional Lecture Series
This series makes separately available for libraries and collectors selected lectures by prominent Scottish literary scholars that have been or will also be included in Studies in Scottish Literature. The lectures are printed by KDP and available through Amazon, Amazon UK, etc.
1. Who Wrote the Scots Musical Museum? Challenging Editorial Practice in the Presence of Authorial Absence. The W. Ormiston Roy Memorial Lecture, University of South Carolina, 2015, by Murray Pittock (2016)
2. Philosophical Vagabonds: Pedestrianism, Politics, and Improvement on the Scottish Tour. The Marilyn Butler Lecture, British Association for Romantic Studies, University of York, 2017, by Nigel Leask (2019)
3. W.S. Graham: “Born in a diamond screeched from a mountain pap.” The Hugh MacDiarmid Lecture, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, 2018, by Gerard Carruthers (2019)