15 February, 2016

New: Bulletin for the Intl. Association for Robin Hood Studies

Have just accepted an invitation, by Alex Kaufman and Valerie Johnson, to serve on the Advisory Board of The Bulletin for the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. This new, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published under the auspices of The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS), will be available bi-annually, beginning in Spring 2016, on the IARHS’ website Robin Hood Studies has been among the most productive areas of medievalist scholarship in the last ten to 15 years. David Matthews, in his 2015 Medievalism: A Critical History, has even called Robin Hood Studies (together with Arthurian Studies) the best example of what the future of medievalism in the academy should look like: “a field founded on the Middle Ages, yet necessarily unconfined by traditional medieval period boundaries” (p. 180). -- How to contribute to the Bulletin? Scholars are invited to send original research on any aspect of the Robin Hood tradition. The editors welcome essays in the following areas: formal literary explication, manuscript and early printed book investigations, historical inquiries, new media examinations, and theory / cultural studies approaches. We are looking for concise essays, 4,000-8,000-words long. Submissions should be formatted following the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions and queries should be directed to both Valerie B. Johnson ( and also Alexander L. Kaufman (