SPELL is a publication of the Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (SAUTE). Established in 1984, it first appeared every second year and was published annually from 1994 to 2008. The new publication rhythm adopted in 2009 is that of three volumes every two years: two in 2009, one in 2010, two in 2011, one in 2012, and so on.
Every second year, SPELL publishes a representative selection of papers given at the biennial symposia organized by SAUTE. Non-symposium volumes are usually collections of papers given at other conferences organized by members of SAUTE. Decisions concerning topics and editors are made by the Annual General Meeting of SAUTE two years before the year of publication.
Volumes of SPELL contain carefully selected papers devoted to a topic of literary, linguistic and – broadly – cultural interest. All contributions are original and are subjected to external evaluation by means of a full peer-review process. Articles are usually by participants at the conferences mentioned, but the volume editors are free to accept or solicit further contributions. Papers published in SPELL are documented in the MLA International Bibliography. SPELL is published with the financial support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Information on all aspects of SPELL, including volumes planned for the future, is available from the General Editor, Prof. Lukas Erne, Département d’anglais, Faculté des Lettres, Rue de Candolle 5, Université de Genève, CH-1211 Genève, Switzerland, e-mail: lukas.erne at unige.ch. Information about SAUTE in general and about how to become a member can be obtained from the website of the association at http://www.saute.ch.