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The Connotations Society for Critical Debate

The Connotations Society for Critical Debate is a Germany-based tax-exempt organization that wants to encourage scholarly communication in the field of English Literature (from the Middle English period to the present). The focus lies on the semantic and stylistic energy of the language of literature in a historical perspective and the aims is to represent different approaches.

In order to reach this aim and make the thoughts and ideas available to the public, The Connotations Society and Waxmann Verlag Münster / New York publish Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate twice a year. The journal is indexed, for example, in the MLA Bibliography, the World Shakespeare Bibliography and the IBZ/IBR. The Connotations Society, founded in 1998, is formed by the private subscribers to the journal. The society makes possible the critical exchange promoted by Connotations. Regularly updated lists keep members informed of their colleagues' research interests.

If you are interested in receiving Connotations regularly or in taking part in the next symposium, please write to editors@connotations.de, or by mail to: Connotations Society, c/o Professor Matthias Bauer, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Department of English, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tübingen, Germany. The suggested annual membership fee is 40 /60 $, reduced rate (e.g. for students) 20 /30 $.

Supporting the Connotations Society for Critical Debate

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Become a Member of the Connotations Society

In case you like this concept and want to support and participate in this venture, you can become a member of the Connotations Society for Critical Debate. You only have to fill in the PDF-form provided in this link and return it to the Society. (If you intend to pay your membership fee by credit card, we do need a signed hardcopy of the membership form. In that case, please fill in the form, print it, sign it and then either send it by snail mail to

The Connotations Society for Critical Debate
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer
Department of English
Wilhelmstr. 50
72074 Tübingen
or scan it and return it via email to this address: Membership)

Make a Donation to the Connotations Society

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