For over seventy-five years, the North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures (NCSRLL) has supported and disseminated scholarship in the Romance literatures based on the principle that the worth of a book lies in how well it advances scholarly dialogue rather than on its commercial value. The more than 300 works in the series treat a multitude of topics related to French, Italian, Luso-Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish literatures. Our books have explored literary movements, individual authors and works, themes, figures of speech and thought, archetypes, poetics, and, on occasion, editions of unpublished literary works. The series does not publish conference proceedings, unrevised dissertations, Festschriften, fiction, poetry, translations, or anthologies of any type.

All manuscripts are anonymously peer reviewed by experts in the specific field in accordance with the strictest scholarly guidelines. As a result, NCSRLL is one of the most distinguished series in the country for publications on French, Italian, Luso-Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish literatures.

The Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures was founded by Urban Tigner Holmes in 1940. The first Editorial Board was composed of William M. Dey, Urban T. Holmes, and Sturgis Leavitt, all faculty at UNC. Members of the current Editorial Board include distinguished scholars from around the country who contribute their expertise to the success of the series.

Books are published by the UNC Department of Romance Languages and the University of North Carolina Press, our distributor and business agent. Select titles may be purchased through the University of North Carolina Press Catalog. In partnership with the UNC Press, we are in the process of digitizing the full series in order to make these titles readily available to scholars once again.