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Volume 8   No. 1   (2023)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-821-4
George Orwell Studies
Guest Editorial
  • Engaging Critically with a Writer who Can Still Surprise Us - by Nathan Waddell
  • Big Brother, Big Tech: Doctorow's Little Brother and Huber's Orwell's Revenge - by Jackson Ayres
  • The Essayist's Velvet Fist - by Mir Ali Hosseini
  • George Orwell's Gandhi - by Douglas Kerr
  • What Was Orwell's Conception of Free Speech? - by Mark Satta
  • The Labyrinths of Nineteen Eighty-Four - by Selina-Marie Scholz and Geoff Rodoreda
  • Critically Ill: George Orwell, Tragic Biography and the Crisis of Endings - by Kristin Bluemel
Other Papers
  • John Bull's Other Airstrip: Orwell's Irish Blindspot - by Martin Tyrrell
  • George Orwell, Ayer and Russell and the Battle for the Soul of Philosophy - by Peter Brian Barry
  • Orwell in Cornwall - by Darcy Moore
  • The Achievement of Ian Angus - by John Rodden
  • The BBC'S Nineteen Eighty-Four Remastered for a New Generation - by Hassan Akram
  • Attwood's Imaginary Interview with Orwell - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Pedagogy of the Distressed?: 'Politics and the English language' in and out of the Classroom - by John Rodden
Two Poems
  • To George Orwell/Eric Blair - by Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland
  • A Song for Orwell - by David Punter
Tributes to the Founder of The Orwell Society
  • Dione Venable's Contribution to the Development of Orwell Studies - by Quentin Kopp
  • Dear Dione - by Darcy Moore
Book Reviews
Kristin Bluemel on George Orwell: The New Life, by D.J. Taylor; Bryan Yazell on The Tramp in British Literature, 1850-1950, by Luke Lewin Davies; Peter Brian Barry on George Orwell's Perverse Humanity: Socialism and Free Speech, by Glenn Burgess; Richard Lance Keeble on In Praise of Failure: Four Lessons in Humility, by Costica Bradatan

And Finally
New Pitcher (appropriately anonymous) launches a new, lively diary item to intrigue and entertain Orwellians

Volume 7   No. 2   (2023)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-813-9
George Orwell Studies
  • Peter Davison: A Giant Among Orwell Scholars - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • 'The Complete Works: Clear, Reliable, Scrupulous - and Beautiful' - by Douglas Kerr
  • 'Esteemed by Other Orwellians for his Readiness to Offer Help and Encouragement' - by Darcy Moore
  • Farewell & Hail, Peter! - by John Rodden
  • 'He Was Nothing if not a Completist!' - by Richard Young
  • How Peter Lives on at Birmingham University - by Nathan Waddell
  • 'Peter: My Wonderful, Supportive Friend for 10 years' - by Sylvia Topp
  • 'Rather a Great Man' - by D.J. Taylor
  • Why A Literary Life is One of the Best Studies of Orwell - by John Newsinger
  • An 'Unparalleled Feat of Respect, Curiosity and Love' - by Dorian Lynskey
  • Ian Angus's Crucial Role in the Promotion of Orwell Studies - by John Lethbridge
  • Introduction to Publication of Orwell's Original Manuscript for Nineteen Eighty-Four - by D.J. Taylor
  • Richard Young on the Original 1984 Manuscript
  • Big Brother Vladimir? - by John Rodden
Book Reviews
Martin Tyrrell on Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 came to be Published in Castro's Twilight, by Frederick Lavoie (translated by Donald Winkler); Tim Crook on The Radio Front: The BBC and the Propaganda War 1939-45, by Ron Bateman

Volume 7   No. 1   (2022)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-808-5
George Orwell Studies
  • The Special Art of Editing and Annotating - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • ‘A Great Prop of the School’: The Important Place of Sunderland Church High School in Understanding Eileen O’Shaughnessy - by Angela Smith
  • Seeing What is In Front of One's Nose: George Orwell's Representation of Social Reality - by Dominic Angeloch
  • The Elephant in the Room: Reassessing the Genre of George Orwell's 'Shooting an Elephant' - by Carol Biederstadt
  • Retracing Orwell's Steps in Wigan - Balancing Curiosity with Respect - by Timothy Foster
  • Authors and Titles Mentioned in The Road to Wigan Pier - by L. J. Hurst
  • Reflections on 'St Andrew's Day, 1935' - by Douglas Kerr
  • Why He Joined the I. L. P: Orwell, Brockway and the Struggle for Socialism - by John Newsinger
  • Mary Poppins at the Ministry of Tweets – by John Rodden
  • Orwell's Rats – by Darcy Moore
Book Reviews
Darcy Moore on Orwell and Empire, by Douglas Kerr; Richard Lance Keeble on Complete Drama Reviews by George Orwell, edited by Cole Davis, Complete Book Reviews by George Orwell, edited by Cole Davis and Revenge is Sour: Lesser-Known Short Works by George Orwell, edited by Cole Davis; Dennis Glover on Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy, by John Rodden

Volume 6   No. 2   (2022)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-800-9
George Orwell Studies
  • Letters from Paris Throw New Insights on Orwell – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell and the Secret Intelligence Service - by Darcy Moore
  • The Problem with Julia - by G. Alexander Denning
  • Disassembling the Myth of the Struggling Artist in George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying - by Rebecca Clayton
  • A Textbook Case: Aligning Orwell and NCTJ Teaching - by Jaron Murphy
  • Joyeux Anniversaires: Peter Stansky at 90, The Unknown Orwell at 50 - by John Rodden
  • Retracing the Steps of Orwell and Dorothy Hare in Kent - by Neil Smith
  • Orwell's Status as a Political Prophet on the Wane - by Nicholas Harris
  • Beyond the 'Nancy Poet' Jibe: Orwell and Auden - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell, Radio and the Propaganda War - by Ron Bateman
  • In Search of Máirín Mitchell - by Martin Tyrrell
Book Reviews
Melissa Dinsman on Writing in the Dark: Bloomsbury, the Blitz and Horizon Magazine, by Will Loxley; Martin Tyrrell on Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War, by Duncan White

Re-Evaluation: Laurence Brander's George Orwell (1954)
How One of the (Now Forgotten) First Studies of Orwell Captured the Man and his Writings - by Richard Lance Keeble

Volume 6   No. 1   (2021)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-789-7
George Orwell Studies
  • The Rich and Constantly Expanding Canon of George Orwell Studies – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • The True Artist: Poverty, Networking and Literary Artifice - by Darcy Moore
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four: The First Sentence - by G. Alexander Denning
  • 'V' is for Valencia: International Brigades' Counter-Intelligence Service Reports about Eileen and Eric Blair in Spain, 1937 - by Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein and Pier Giorgio Righetti
  • Fags, Facts, Fictions: Orwell and Cigarettes - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell's Enduring Significance in Courts of Law – by Tim Crook
  • 'The Orwellian Nightmare Come True' - by John Newsinger
  • A Writer Well Worth ... Stealing? - by John Rodden
  • Bertrand Russell and the Forgotten Fallacy in Nineteen Eighty-Four - by Peter Brian Barry
  • Orwell and the Important Muggeridge Archive Revelations - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Waughfully Good Books? Revisiting Brideshead and Animal Farm at 75 - by John Rodden and John Rossi
Book Reviews
Laura Hartmann-Villalta on The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom, and the Spanish Civil War, by Giles Tremlett; Peter Stansky on Orwell's Moustache, by Richard Lance Keeble

Volume 5   No. 2   (2021)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-782-2
George Orwell Studies
  • Dangers of Exploiting 'Brand Orwell' – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell in Burma: The Two Erics – by Darcy Moore
  • Colonial Collections: Investigating the Libraries of Burmese Days – by Sarah Gibbs
  • Orwell's Stolen Camera: Photographic Authority and Homage to Catalonia – by Ameya Tripathi
  • O'Brien in Nineteen Eighty-Four: A New Interpretation – by G. Alexander Denning
  • George Orwell on the Relationship Between Food and Thought – by Mark Satta
  • The Pleasures and Politics of Food – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • The George Orwell and H. G. Wells Row: Gain and Loss in the Utopian and Dystopian Feud – by Tim Crook
  • In Defence of Eileen (and of Orwell) – by Sylvia Topp
  • New Editions of the Works of George Orwell – as noted by L. J. Hurst
  • Orwelliana – A Writer’s Life in a Collection – by Richard Young
  • Two tributes to Philip Bounds by Richard Lance Keeble and John Newsinger
  • Book reviews by Elysia Balavage, Tim Crook, Nick Hubble and Luke Young

Volume 5   No. 1   (2020)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-774-3
George Orwell Studies
  • Explaining One of Orwell's Strange Prejudices – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell's Scottish Ancestry and Slavery – by Darcy Moore
  • Menon, Orwell and the Yeats Fascism Debate – by Jaron Murphy
  • Orwell, Advertisements and the Political Economy of the Media – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Eric and Alaric: Orwell and his Shadow – by Tim Crook
  • Each Herself – Fact, Fiction and Female Identity – by Ann Kronbergs
  • The Hôpital Cochin and the Extraordinary Life (And Death) of Marthe Hanau – by John P. Lethbridge
  • Thoughtcrime … im Zimmer 101 – by John Rodden
  • How TB Can be Traced in ‘Forgotten’ Spanish Civil War Letter – by Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein and Pier Giorgio Righetti
  • Film Review, Book Reviews, Radio Review and Review Essay

Volume 4   No. 2   (2020)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-763-7
George Orwell Studies
  • How the Spotlight is Increasingly Falling on the Powerful Women in Orwell's life – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Orwell in Marrakech - by Kevin Carter
  • Orwell's Aunt Nellie - by Darcy Moore
  • Orwellian or Campbellian? 'Invisible Sources' in Orwell's 'Shooting an Elephant' and Burmese Days - by Carol Biederstadt
  • Orwell's Evil-Scepticism - by Peter Brian Barry
  • Orwell and Dress: The Naked Truth? - by Richard Lance Keeble
  • What If He Had Lived … or Waited? George Orwell and Counterfactual Biography - by John Rodden
  • Stansky and Abrahams: Orwell's First Biographers - by Darcy Moore
Book Reviews
  • By Thomas J. Sojka, Polly Hember, Jonathan Greenaway and Daniel Buckingham

Volume 4   No. 1   (2019)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-753-8
George Orwell Studies
Rebel? Prophet? Relic? New Perspectives on Orwell

Guest Editorial
  • Orwell's Enduring Appeal – by Sarah Gibbs
  • Orwell, My 'Orwell' – by John Rodden
  • Red Flags, Black Ties: Orwell's Anarchist Sympathies and The Conquest of Bread in Spain – by Dana Wight
  • Surveillance From Orwell to Orwell: The Power of Vision in Popular Culture – by Xiaozhou Li

  • The Politics of the Uncanny: George Orwell and the Paranormal – by Philip Bounds
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Secret State and the Julia Conundrum – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Memoirs of Orwell: The Quest for the Truth – by Jeffrey Meyers
  • Barnhill: A Labour of Love – by Norman Bissell
  • Leon Gellert, George Orwell and Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Darcy Moore
  • 1984 in 2020: The Deeper Concerns – by Tom Cooper
  • By Alexis Pogorelskin, Desmond Avery and Richard Lance Keeble

Volume 3   No. 2   (2019)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-742-2
George Orwell Studies
  • Humour beyond the gloom of Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Richard Lance Keeble
Nineteen Eighty-Four and Me
  • An Invitation to Big Brother – by Ron Bateman
  • George Orwell and the Millennial Whoop? The Enduring Relevance of the Music of Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Carol Biederstadt
  • Child Lore in Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Kristin Bluemel
  • '23-F' vs '24-F': On Learning about Orwell at a Momentous Time in Spanish History – by Jesús Isaías Gómez López
  • (Close) Encounters with George? – by John Rodden
  • Patriarchal Norms and Sexual Desire in Michael Radford's Film of Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Martin Stollery
  • Who was Julia? Nineteen Eighty-Four's Many Heroines – by D. J. Taylor
  • Names in Burmese Days: A Fantasia – by Douglas Kerr
  • Orwell and Captain Robinson's 'Poet': A More Than Cautionary Note – by Phil Baker
  • Orwell in Paris: Who Was Ruth Graves? – by Darcy Moore
  • Gordon Bowker: So Wonderfully Insightful into Orwell the Man and his Writings – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Tombs: Sharing Orwell's Penchant for Puncturing Shibboleths – by Darcy Moore
  • Book reviews

Volume 3   No. 1   (2018)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-734-7
George Orwell Studies
Special Issue: Orwell and the Arts
Guest Editorial
  • Examining the 'Genius' of Orwell's Art – by Tim Crook
  • Keynote: Orwell and Literary Art – by Len Platt
  • 'The Art of Donald McGill': Orwell and the Pleasures of Sex – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • Performance and Spectation in Orwell's Burmese Days – by Douglas Kerr
  • Orwell, Poetry and the Microphone – by Tim Crook
Short Story
  • 2017 My Year of Orwell – and One Last Gift – by Nicola Rossi
  • ‘Room 103’: Orwell’s Influence on Contemporary Visual Art – by Glenn Ibbitson
Other Papers
  • Orwell and the Appeal of Opium – by Darcy Moore
  • Orwell as Social Patriot – and British Cinema Studies – by Martin Stollery

Volume 2   No. 2   (2018)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-727-9
George Orwell Studies
  • 'This Poor Wailer Among the Rebels': Orwell, O'Casey and Ireland – by John Newsinger
  • 'A Strange Desire of Wandering': The Female Body and the Problematic Structure of A Clergyman's Daughter – by Zhang Weiliang
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World: Complementary Visions Reconsidered – by Anna Vaninskaya
  • 'Such, Such Were the Joys' and the Journalistic Imagination – by Richard Lance Keeble
  • More Orwellian than Feminist: Comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale – by Ron Bateman
  • Collecting Orwell: A Kind of Compulsion – by Darcy Moore
  • Book reviews

Volume 2   No. 1   (2017)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-717-0
George Orwell Studies
Special Section 1: Teaching Orwell, edited by Tim Crook
  • George Orwell versus Vera Brittain: Obliteration Bombing and the Tolerance in Wartime of Dissent in Weekly Political Publications – by Tim Luckhurst and Lesley Phippen
  • Big Brother is Coming to an iPad Near You: Teaching Orwell in Taiwan – by Henk Vynckier
  • Orwell and the Anarchists – by David Goodway
  • Orwell the Teacher: Such, Such Were the Joys – by Tim Crook
  • Orwell's Children: Fighting for Voice – by Jon Preston
  • The Rhetoric of Doublethink – by Philip Palmer
  • A Short History of Hate – by Sean Cubitt
Special Section 2: Orwell and Labour, edited by John Newsinger
  • Orwell, the Labour Party and the Attlee Government – by John Newsinger
  • Leaders and their Qualities: Orwell on Cripps, Bevan and Attlee – by Philip Bounds
  • So What Kind of Democratic Socialist Was He? – by Paul Anderson
  • The Orwell Conundrum in Coming Up for Air: A Call for Action or Passive Resistance? – by Oriol Quintana
  • Death, Hegemony and Masks: Reimaging Theories of Resistance Through the Writings of George Orwell – by Harry Bark

Volume 1   No. 2   (2017)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-705-7
George Orwell Studies
  • The Architecture of Visibility: Blitzed Modernism in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four – by Lisa Mullen
  • Beyond the Common Toad: The Animal in Orwell – by Charlie Salter
  • C. L. R. James, George Orwell and ‘Literary Trotskyism’ – by Christian Høgsbjerg
  • It Happened in Burma…Or did it? – by Ron Bateman
  • Book reviews

Volume 1   No. 1   (2016)   ISBN: 978-1-84549-693-7
George Orwell Studies
  • Orwell, Poland and Polish Exiles in Paris and London – by Krystyna Wieszczek
  • George Orwell's Conrad – by Douglas Kerr
  • Orwell and the Anarchists – by David Goodway
  • Only Donkeys Survive Tyranny and Dictatorship: Was Benjamin George Orwell's Alter Ego in Animal Farm? – by Tim Crook (view here)
  • 'The End was Contained in the Beginning': Orwell's Kyauktada and Oceania – by Firas A. J. Al-Jubouri
  • 'The Lesser Evil': Orwell and America – by John Newsinger
  • The Edges of the Empire: The Symbolism of Bladed Weapons in Orwell's Burmese Days – by Don Arp, Jr.
  • The Poet Who Wanted to Shoot an Elephant – by Gerry Abbott
  • Book reviews and news