Editorial Director and Founder

Picture of Dr Robert ClarkDr Robert Clark (UEA)

Robert Clark taught at UEA Norwich 1979-2012 and has published many essays on English and American fiction and its political history since 1700. His most recent work has been on Defoe and Austen. In the 1990s he founded the European Society for the Study of English and developed databases. In 1998 he conceived the social and scholarly model of The Literary Encyclopedia and its initial software. He continues to steer the ship.

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Managing Editor

Picture of Dr Cristina SandruDr Cristina Sandru (admin@litencyc.com)

Cristina has been working with the LE since 2007, and previously worked at various HE institutions across the UK. Cristina manages all queries regarding subscriptions, published content, accessing the database, offers of contribution, and any other editorial matters.

Assistant Editor

Picture of Dr Jessica GosslingDr Jessica Gossling (jessicagossling@litencyc.com)

Jessica deals with subscriber communications, helping subscribing members to set up bookshelves and generate other pedagogic resources. She assists editors and contributors in the process of updating and revising old published articles and in commissioning new ones. She is also in charge of recommended readings and social networking.

Founding Editors

*indicates an editor who has retired but whose work remains represented in the Encyclopedia.

Senior Editors

Area Editors

African Literatures and Cultures

  • Femi Nzegwu (Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, Dakar, 2000-2005)*
  • Anglophone African
    • Dr Helen Cousins (Newman University)
    • Dr David Firth (University of Manchester)

Australian Literature and Culture

Canadian Literature and Culture

  • Native Canadian
    • Dr Renate Eigenbrod (University of Manitoba, 2010-2014)*
    • Dr Sarah Henzi (McGill University)

Caribbean Literature and Culture

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Chinese Literature and Culture

English Literature and Culture

Finnish and Sami Literature and Culture

French-language Literature and Culture

Greek Literature and Culture (Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial)

German-language Literatures and Cultures

Hungarian Literature and Culture

Iranian/Persian Literature and Culture

Irish Literature in English

Italian Literature and Culture

Japanese Literature and Culture

Latin Literature and Culture

Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures

New Zealand and Pacific Literatures and Cultures

Polish Literature and Culture

Romanian Literature and Culture

Russian and Ukrainian Literatures and Cultures

Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures

Scottish Literature and Culture

South Asian Literatures and Cultures

South American Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

Spanish Literature and Cultures

Literatures and Cultures of South-Eastern Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegvina, Macedonia, Montenegro; Albania and Kosovo)

United States Literature and Culture

  • First Nations/Indigenous Literature and Culture of the US

Welsh Literature and Culture

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