Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ) is a leading journal in Shakespeare studies, publishing highly original, rigorously researched essays, notes, and book reviews. Published for the Folger Shakespeare Library by the Johns Hopkins University Press, SQ is peer-reviewed and extremely selective.
The essays in our published pages span the field, including scholarship about new media and early modern race, textual and theater history, ecocritical and posthuman approaches, psychoanalytic and other theories, and archival and historicist work. Our mission, simply put, is to present the best scholarship on Shakespeare from his own period to the present moment. The published journal is available in print and online through Project Muse. Our archive is available through JSTOR.
Our website (sq.folger.edu) highlights and showcases the content of current and upcoming published issues of the journal. It hosts supplemental materials that will give you a more robust engagement with the essays in our issues. Additionally, it features lively web-exclusive content—short, informal essays from eminent Shakespeareans; discussions about essays and book reviews published in our pages; interviews with authors and performers; performance reviews; and Letters to the Editor.
Other than Letters to the Editor, sq.folger.edu does not feature unsolicited material, and—as with newspapers or magazines—we do not promise to publish each letter that we receive (though we do hope to receive many). Web-exclusive content, including Letters to the Editor, will be archived so that you can come back to it again and again.