George Eliot Scholars

George Eliot Scholars

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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 and the George Eliot Review Online projects, edited by the same team.

George Eliot Scholars provides a free digital commons where those who research and communicate about Eliot's life and/or literature 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. Visitors may browse our initial collection of more than 400 documents--and we're just getting started! Keep checking our website for new contributions. We're also identifying and ingesting George Eliot-related files that have been published with Creative Commons licenses.

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 may retain the copyright as authors of their own materials, but we generally recommend that authors adopt the Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which requires the author and source to be credited and allows non-commercial sharing. We strongly support Open Access and Open Source research materials.

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.

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 the project director, Dr. Beverley Park Rilett at