Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes Reader in Early Modern Literature and Critical Theory awarded seal of approval for The Letters of Sarah Robinson Scott from Modern Language Association of the USA

Tuesday, 06 August 2013


The Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association (MLA) of the USA, has awarded Nicole Pohl’s edition of The Letters of Sarah Robinson Scott (forthcoming, Pickering & Chatto/The Huntington Library Press) its seal, designating it an MLA Approved Edition. This is a highly prestigious accolade awarded by one of the most influential bodies of literary and language scholarship in the English-speaking world. The seal is reserved only for scholarly editions of genuine and impactful significance. Sarah Robinson Scott (1721–1795) was a writer, translator and social reformer, and younger sister of Elizabeth Robinson Montagu (1718–1800), the famous Bluestocking patron. While Scott’s legacy presents her as a committed Anglican philanthropist, the letters she wrote to her sister reveal her to have been a witty, even savage, commentator on eighteenth-century life.