Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne

Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne (SCL/ÉLC) is a biannual, bilingual journal devoted to the study of Canadian literature in English and French, and published at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. SCL/ÉLC is peer-reviewed, and welcomes submissions on all aspects of Canadian literature.

The Editors of SCL/ÉLC are Cynthia Sugars (, and Herb Wyile ( The Managing Editor is Kathryn Taglia ( The journal has published continuously since 1975, when it was founded by Barrie Davies, Desmond Pacey, Roger Ploude, and Michael Taylor.

SCL/ÉLC is indexed in the Canadian Periodical Index, the MLA Index, and the American Humanities Index, and is available on-line in the Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database and in microform from Micromedia Inc. It is a member of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals, the Association of Canadian Studies, and the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association.

Publication of the journal is made possible by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and the Province of New Brunswick.

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Call for Papers: Canadian Literature: The Past Forty Years


Studies in Canadian Literature is turning 40!!!

Join the celebration!

To commemorate this significant milestone (1976-2016), Studies in Canadian Literature is putting together a special issue dedicated to the past 40 years in Canadian literature.

Celebrating SCL/ÉLC’s 40th anniversary at Congress in Ottawa, 31 May 2015.
Posted: 2014-08-08 More...

Editorial Changes at SCL/ÉLC

Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne (SCL/ÉLC) would like to announce some upcoming changes to the editorship of the journal. Both John Clement Ball, who has served as editor and then co-editor since 1996, and Jennifer Andrews, co-editor since 2003, have decided to step down and make way for a new editorial team. Two senior Canadianists and long-serving members of the journal's advisory board are taking over their duties. Beginning this fall (2012), Herb Wyile of Acadia University will serve a transitional year as an incoming co-editor, with John Ball continuing to work with Herb as outgoing co-editor. Next summer/fall (2013), Cynthia Sugars of the University of Ottawa will join Herb as co-editor. The journal will continue to be published semi-annually by the University of New Brunswick, with Kathryn Taglia continuing as managing editor.
"Herb Wyile and Cynthia Sugars are outstanding scholars of Canadian literature who have contributed actively to the success of SCL/ÉLC as long-time members of our advisory board. As we step down after many years at the editorial helm, we see them as our 'dream team' in leading the journal forward in the years to come," said Drs. Ball and Andrews.

Posted: 2012-06-28 More...
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