Submission Guidelines

The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation welcomes essays concerned with the application of contemporary theory and methodology to all aspects of culture 1660-1800, including literature, history, fine arts, science, history of ideas, and popular culture. Review proposals are also welcomed.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, should govern all questions of style and format. Contributors should submit two hard copies of the manuscript printed double-spaced throughout on 8.5 by 11-inch paper, along with a cover sheet containing the author’s postal and email addresses. The manuscript should be no longer than 9,500 words (inclusive of notes) and blind, with all references to the author removed. Obviously unacceptable essays will be returned within two weeks; essays being seriously considered will be kept for three to six months.

When notified of acceptance for publication of an essay, the author must submit the accepted manuscript as an MS Word attachment. Inquiries about the production process for accepted articles should be addressed to Cristobal Silva ( or Jennifer Frangos (

Manuscripts for publication and correspondence relating to them should be sent to:
Tita Chico
Editor, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Department of English
2119 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Books for review should be sent to:
Robert Markley
Editor, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Department of English
208 South Wright Street
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801

To make a claim or place an order for issues, please contact:
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Philadelphia, PA 19104