The Spenser Review is an online journal published three times a year: Winter (January 31), Spring-Summer (May 30), and Fall (September 30). Sponsored the International Spenser Society with support from The University of South Carolina and Washington University in St. Louis, the Review publishes both single reviews and essay-reviews of topics in and around Spenser studies. We also publish reports by Corresponding Editors from around the globe, along with abstracts of articles and essays in collections, CFPs and announcements of conferences, and the text of the annual Hugh McLean memorial lecture from the International Spenser Society luncheon at the MLA.
The Spenser Review was founded in 1969-70 by Elizabeth Bieman and A. Kent Hieatt, and was originally published from the University of Western Ontario, with the endorsement of the Renaissance Society of America. Until 2001 its title was Spenser Newsletter. In 2008, Editor Sheila Cavanagh at Emory University saw the journal from print to digital publication. In 2013, the International Spenser Society restructured the journal’s management and format, publishing a digital archive of past issues and incorporating the Review into Spenser Online.
The Spenser Review does not evaluate or print scholarly articles; for that please see Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual.