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Special Issue 2020

A Journal of the
Plague Year


We will be publishing articles and reviews from some Glass contributors who have found opportunity to write during a season of displacement. As the Wuhan virus reaches almost all countries of the world, travel and meetings are curtailed. Populations who in the pestilences of past centuries would have fled to isolation are instructed, ‘Stay at Home’.

In 1722 Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year recounted events in London during the Great Plague of 1665. Robinson Crusoe had emerged in print three years previously telling how for 28 years he had been in marooned isolation. Professor Valentine Cunningham writes a lead article pertaining to all this, and a miscellany of articles and reviews follows. Print copies of the special issue are sent to current members.

Contributors are reminded kindly to submit their contribution by the end of August 2020 so that we can go to press in the autumn.


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