George Eliot Scholars

George Eliot Scholars

The George Eliot Scholars site, launched officially on December 31, 2020, is still a work in progress. If you experience any issues or have feedback for how we can improve, please let us know at or write directly to Dr. Beverley Rilett at

Increase the impact of your work and make it available to others eager to read it by sharing it here.

George Eliot Scholars is a free online resource devoted to making scholarship about George Eliot accessible worldwide. It is a sister to the George Eliot Archive project, directed and managed by the same team at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

George Eliot Scholars provides a free digital commons where writers can share their work; while this site is akin to Research Gate and Academia, ours is a non-commercial project by and for scholars. We've modeled our endeavor on the MLA's Humanities Commons (CORE), but for Eliot-related publications exclusively.

We are accepting articles, monographs, book chapters, theses, dissertations, conference papers, video presentations, and reviews of books about George Eliot. Currently, visitors may browse our initial collection of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles--and we're just getting started.

No registration is required to view the materials published on the George Eliot Scholars website, but you will need to register here to add your previously published preprints or new work to the George Eliot Scholars collection.

Those who contribute retain the copyright as authors of their own materials (unless you prefer a Community Commons license). With thirty days' notice, authors may withdraw permission to publish at any time.

The Scholars website supplements the George Eliot Archivea repository of public domain documents on the author. It also adds to the newer critical resources provided by another sister site, the George Eliot Review Online, a digital archive of more than 50 years’ worth of the peer-reviewed journal published by our partner, the George Eliot Fellowship. We encourage you to browse these affiliated websites for more information on Eliot's life and works.