CONTEMPORARY JOURNALS

George Orwell Studies

It is humbling to have my peer-reviewed papers and articles accepted for publication in contemporary scholarly journals, such as George Orwell Studies (edited by Richard Lance Keeble).

George Orwell Studies, Vol.1 No. 1, 2016

George Orwell Studies, Vol.1 No. 2, 2017

George Orwell Studies, Vol.2 No. 1, 2017

George Orwell Studies, Vol.2 No. 2, 2018 (“Collecting Orwell: A Kind of Compulsion”, pp.10-14)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.3 No. 1, 2018 (“Orwell and the Appeal of Opium”, pp 83-102)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.3 No. 2, 2019 (“Orwell in Paris: Who was Ruth Graves?”, pp. 55–70)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.4 No. 1, 2019 (“Leon Gellert, George Orwell and Nineteen Eighty-Four”, pp.105–112)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.4 No. 2, 2020 (“Orwell’s Aunt Nellie”, pp. 30-44; “Stansky and Abrahams: Orwell’s First Biographers”, pp. 104–114)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.5 No. 1, 2020 (“Orwell’s Scottish Ancestry and Slavery”, pp. 6-19)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.5 No. 2, 2021 (“Orwell in Burma: The Two Erics”, pp. 6-24)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.6 No. 1, 2021 (“The True Artist: Poverty, Networking and Literary Artifice”, pp. 7-31)

George Orwell Studies, Vol.6 No. 2, 2022 (“Orwell and the Secret Intelligence Service”, pp. 9-16)

The Orwell Society Journal

I would encourage anyone with an interest, professional or otherwise, in the life and work of George Orwell to consider joining The Orwell Society*. The members are generous of spirit and there is a great deal of collaboration between those pursuing their own projects and research. The journal (first published in 2012 as a newsletter) is distributed to members twice a year. Back issues are available for new members and there are a few free PDFs available too.

*The Orwell Foundation also provides a number of platforms to learn more about the writer and discuss contemporary political and societal issues. The Memorial Lecture (since 1989) and a growing number of influential prizes for literature and journalism are really worth paying attention to each year. Here are the winners for 2022 including one of my favourites, George Monbiot.

The Orwell Society of Japan

Originally founded in 1977 by university professors, at a literary conference, who shared a passion for George Orwell, The Orwell Society of Japan has produced a vast array of scholarly papers and books. I rely on the generosity of members and Google Translate, not being literate in Japanese, to access materials.

Other Journals

Takashima, Miho (2006) “George Orwell and Albert Camus: A Comparative Study – Their Views and Dilemmas in the Politics of the 1930s and 40s.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review 2 (3): 2517-2525.

Takashima, Miho (2006) “Revolt and Equilibrium: A Comparative Study of Nineteen Eighty-Four and L’Homme Révolté; the Views and Struggles of Orwell and Camus.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review 4 (4): 105-116.

Takashima, Miho (2008) “Art and Representation: A Comparative Study of George Orwell and Albert Camus on their Literary Works.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review 5 (11): 35-44.

Takashima, Miho (2010) “Art and Reality: A Comparative Study of George Orwell and Albert Camus on their Literary Criticism.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review 8 (5): 215-226.

Takashima, Miho (2011) “Danger of Extremism: A Comparative Study of George Orwell and Albert Camus as “Political”/“Literary” Writers.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review 9 (3): 405-414.

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