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About the JELL

Founded in 1955, ELLAK published the first issue of The Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) in July 1955, and 248 consecutive issues have appeared as of 2019. The Journal, published as a quarterly, has an annual volume of around 1,200 pages, and journal circulation stands at 2,000 copies per issue. The JELL has received the national fund from the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation as the Distinguished Journal of Korea Citation Index (KCI) in Korea. The Journal is registered in the Modern Languages Association (MLA) International Bibliography as JELL. All issues published have also been issued in online open access pdf format.


Youngmin Kim, Dongguk U, ROK

Rita Felski, U of Virginia, USA, Former Editor, New Literary History
W.J.T. Mitchell, U of Chicago, USA, Senior Editor,Critical Inquiry
Zhenzhao Nie, Central China Normal U, China, Editor, Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature

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The Aims & Scope of the JELL:

The Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN1016-2283) is the double blind peer-reviewed quarterly of the scholarship in English studies, English language, culture, education, and interdisciplinary humanities, published by The English Language and Literature Association of Korea. It is also online in full text and open access (E-ISSN: 2465-8545: http://jell.ellak.or.kr. The first issue of The Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) was published in July 1955, and The JELL, since then, has provided opportunities for members to share their scholarly writings and teaching experiences with colleagues, to discuss current trends in the fields of their specialty, and to advocate humanities education and workplace ethics. The scope of JELL spans from scholarly inquiry in all the periods from Old and Medieval to the present periods, diverse geographic sites in English-speaking world, various genres including poetry, prose, drama, literary criticism and theory.

For the past decade, in attempts to catch up with new trends and current issues, The Journal aims to advance the “manifold” areas of the English language and literature in which its members currently work, including literatures in English, English language studies, cultural studies, critical theory, film studies, comparative literature, world literature, translation studies, pedagogy, and even digital humanities. JELL welcomes new, original submissions of high quality and profile on a wide variety of topics pertaining to language and literature at large, and publishes new scholarship in relation to each year’s theme of “The Call for Papers.”

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