Issue 5.1 of the open-access journal Authorship is now online.

You can find the new issue here:




‘“She writes like a Woman”: Paratextual Marketing in Delarivier Manley’s Early Career’

Kate Ozment (Texas A&M University)


‘Persona-lly Appealing: Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard and Authorial Self-Representation’

Patricia F. Tarantello (Marist College)


‘Publishing at “the request of friends”: Alexander Ross and James Beattie’s Authorial Networks in Eighteenth-Century Aberdeen’

Ruth Knezevich (University of Otago)




Daniel Cook and Nicolas Seager, eds. The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Kim Simpson (University of Kent)


Latané, David E. William Maginn and the British Press: A Critical Biography (London: Ashgate, 2013)

Jennifer Scott (Simon Fraser University)


Keighren, Innes M., Charles W.J. Withers, Bill Bell. Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859 (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Jasper Schelstraete (Ghent University)


Authorship aims to offer a venue in which to describe diverse historical and discursive settings of authorship, and to grapple with the complex issues of authorial authority, independence or interdependence, and self-fashioning. We therefore welcome submissions on the cultural performance of authorship in any contemporary or historical literary milieu. For more information on the journal, please refer to


Dr Koenraad Claes

Managing Editor, Authorship


Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century
School of English
University of Kent