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The Journal of Literary Onomastics is the only scholarly periodical devoted to the study of names in literary texts (with "literary" defined as broadly as possible). Our focus is on literatures in the languages of Western and Central Europe of any period and any national origin. We are an affiliate publication of the American Name Society.

The The Journal of Literary Onomastics also awards the Wilhelm Nicolaisen Prize in Literary Onomastics to the author of the best essay of each volume. The prize consists of a cash award of $150 to be given to the author(s); students and faculty of the State University of New York at Brockport are ineligible. The prize honors Wilhelm Nicolaisen, Distinguished Professor of English and Folklore (Emeritus) at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and now Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. Throughout his career, Professor Nicolaisen has made major contributions to scholarship in literary onomastics and was a frequent contributor to Literary Onomastics Studies.

Books for review should be sent to the following address:

Editor, Journal of Literary Onomastics
, Department of English
, The College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive
, Brockport, NY 14420, U.S.A.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2016)



Stefan Jurasinski, SUNY College at Brockport

Editorial Assistant

Olivia Viterna (2012-13)

April Daniels (2013-14)

Editorial Board

Michael Adams, Indiana University, Bloomington

Andrew Breeze, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

Richard Coates, University of the West of England

Claire Culleton, Kent State University

R.D. Fulk, Indiana University, Bloomington

Carole Hough, University of Glasgow

John Insley, University of Heidelberg

Wilhelm Nicolaisen, University of Aberdeen

Matthew Townend, University of York