Early Middle English is devoted to English literature, its production, and its contexts ca. 1100–1350. EME takes a wide view of this lively period of literary experimentation, linguistic change, and multilingual interaction in England. It promotes scholarship in Early Middle English language and literature; the multicultural, international, and multilingual contexts of Early Middle English (including studies that make explicit how such research affects modern understanding of global politics and cultures); British manuscript studies ca. 1100–1350; the backgrounds, scholarly history, and afterlives of Early Middle English; theoretical interventions in areas such as gender, sexuality, race, disability, new materialism, ecocriticism, and interdisciplinary analysis; and the creation or assessment of new resources. EME publishes essays, editions, and, in its “Pece 7 Oþer” (piece-by-piece) section, short-form contributions to research on the Early Middle English period.
Early Middle English is published biannually, in both print and digital formats.
Multilingual Annotations in Ælfric’s Glossary in London, British Library, MS Cotton Faustina A X: A Commented Edition, by Heather Pagan and Annina Seiler
“Rhymes So Good the Likes of Which Have Not Been Seen in all the Land of Spain”: Meir of Norwich and Friendship Poetry, by Shamma Boyarin
Medieval Convivium, Anglo-Irish Style in London, British Library, MS Harley 913, by Deborah Moore
John of Garland’s Parisiana Poetria and the Vernacular-Exemplar Turn, by Rebecca Hill