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Vol. 43 (2009) through current issue
African American Review is a scholarly aggregation of insightful essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. The Review has featured renowned writers and cultural critics including Trudier Harris, Arnold Rampersad, Hortense Spillers, Amiri Baraka, Cyrus Cassells, Rita Dove, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, and Ishmael Reed. The official publication of the Modern Language Association's Divison on Black American Literature and Culture, African American Review fosters a vigorous conversation on African American literature and culture among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Vol. 27 (2005) through current issue
Founded in 1977, the American Book Review is a nonprofit, internationally distributed publication that appears six times a year. ABR specializes in reviews of frequently neglected published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women's presses. ABR as a literary journal aims to project the sense of engagement that writers themselves feel about what is being published. It is edited and produced by writers for writers and the general public.
Vol. 12 (2000) through current issue
Through essays, position papers, and commentaries, along with reviews, interviews, and previously unpublished diaries, letters, and stories, American Literary History surveys the contested field of US culture four times a year. No other scholarly publication offers such a wide-ranging and provocative discussion of critical challenges. American Literary History has become the premier forum for a rich and varied criticism shaping the ways we have come to think about America and setting the agenda of American cultural studies.
Vol. 40 (2007) through current issue
For forty years, American Literary Realism has brought readers critical essays on American literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The whole panorama of great authors from this key transition period in American literary history, including Henry James, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, and many others, is discussed in articles, book reviews, critical essays, bibliographies, documents, and notes on all related topics. Each issue is also a valuable bibliographic resource.
1998 through current year
Now sold as an annual journal, American Literary Scholarship covers current critical analysis of American literature. Bibliographic essays are arranged by writers and time periods, from pre-1800 to the present. Among the writers discussed are Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Whitman, Twain, James, Pound, and Faulkner.
Vol. 71, no. 3 (1999) - vol. 76 (2004)
American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field. Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors--from colonial to contemporary--as well as an extensive book review section; a "Brief Mention" section that offers citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an "Announcements" section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities.
Vol. 13 (2003) through current issue
American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism is an annual publication devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods Sponsored by the Research Society for American Periodicals and founded by James T. F. Tanner, American Periodicals is now under the editorship of Jean Lee Cole, Cynthia Patterson, and Eric Gardner, and is published by The Ohio State University Press. The journal is published twice a year.
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Vol. 44, no. 3 (1988) through current issue
Arizona Quarterly publishes scholarly essays on American literature, broadly defined. Essays should be grounded in examination of texts, situated with respect to current academic conversations touching on the texts and issues discussed, and inflected by knowledge of wider critical and theoretical discourse. Arizona Quarterly takes a particular interest in the work of colleagues based in countries other than the US, and in US literary and cultural texts considered from a global perspective.
Vol. 18 (1995) through current issue
Callaloo, the premier journal of literature, art, and culture of the African Diaspora, publishes original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide. Recently ranked 13th in Every Writer's Resource's Top 50 Literary Magazines, Callaloo offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, interviews, drama, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special issues dedicated to major writers and literary, social, and cultural themes, and full-color, original artwork and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters. Annual subscriptions will now include a fifth issue titled Callaloo Art.
Vol. 13 (2015) through current issue
The Cormac McCarthy Journal is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the works and influence of Cormac McCarthy. It publishes articles, notes, and reviews related to McCarthy’s novels, dramas, and screenplays, the film adaptations of his work, and other appropriate scholarly materials. CMJ is the primary clearinghouse for the growing critical conversation about McCarthy’s work and is affiliated with the Cormac McCarthy Society.
Vol. 35, no. 3 (2000) through current issue
The journal of the Modem Language Association's American Literature Division 1, Early American Literature publishes the finest work of scholars examining American literature from its inception through the early national period, about 1830. Founded in 1965, EAL invites work treating Native American traditional expressions, colonial Ibero-American literature from North America, colonial American Francophone writings, Dutch colonial, and German American colonial literature as well as writings in English from British America and the US. http://earlyamlit.nd.edu/index.html
Vol. 14 (2013) through current issue
The Edgar Allan Poe Review publishes peer-reviewed scholarly essays; book, film, theater, dance, and music reviews; and creative work related to Edgar Allan Poe, his work, and his influence. Also included are the following regular features: “Marginalia” (short, non–peer reviewed notes), interviews with Poe scholars, the Poe in Cyberspace column, and Poe Studies Association updates.
Vol. 60, no. 4 (1993) through current issue
ELH welcomes sophisticated, groundbreaking essays on all literatures in English and on cultural forms and contexts related to those literatures. Continuing a tradition that stretches back to 1934, the journal's editors balance historical, critical, and theoretical concerns in seeking to publish the very best work on English-language writing from its beginnings to the present day.
Vol. 1 (1992) through current issue
The Emily Dickinson Journal (EDJ) showcases the poet at the center of current critical practices and perspectives. EDJ features writing by talented young scholars as well as work by those established in the field. Contributors explore the many ways in which Dickinson illuminates and challenges. No other journal provides this quality or quantity of scholarship on Dickinson. The Emily Dickinson Journal is sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS).
Vol. 49 (2003); Vol. 51 (2005); Vol. 53 (2007) through current issue
ESQ is devoted to the study of nineteenth-century American literature and culture. We invite submission of original articles grounded in a wide range of theoretical and critical perspectives, and we encourage inquiries proposing submissions and projects. A special feature is the publication of essays reviewing groups of related books on figures and topics in the field, thereby providing a forum for viewing recent scholarship in broad perspectives.
Vol. 1 (2009) through current
In 2009, the Eudora Welty Newsletter metamorphosed into the peer-reviewed Eudora Welty Review, an annual journal published each April. The inaugural issue contained essays chosen from past Eudora Welty Newsletters. Since then, the Eudora Welty Review has published lengthier scholarly essays andbook reviews; each volume includes a news and notes section, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. EWR is an invaluable resource for both Welty scholars and lovers of Welty's work.
Vol. 33 (2012) through current issue
Eugene O’Neill’s entire life revolved around the stage, and his productivity as a dramatist—some twenty long plays in less than twenty-five years (1920–1943)—remains a remarkable achievement. O’Neill’s plays are known for their intensely personal qualities, their dark realism, and their tragic honesty. O’Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and is recognized as having helped to establish America as a center of theatrical output and creativity.
Vol. 11 (2013) through current issue
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review publishes essays on all aspects of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work. The journal serves both the specialist and the general reader with essays that broaden understanding of Fitzgerald’s writing and related topics. While the centrality of The Great Gatsby is recognized, the journal is also eager to advance interest in the breadth of Fitzgerald’s writing. The journal is published on behalf of F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
Vol. 20 (2000) through current issue
The Hemingway Review is published twice a year, in November and May, by The Hemingway Society and The University of Idaho Press. Averaging about 150 pages in length, each issue of the journal specializes in feature -length scholarly articles on the work and life of Ernest Hemingway, and also includes notes, book reviews, library information, and current bibliography. All critical approaches are welcome, including but not limited to historical, textual, biographical, source, and influence studies, as well as gender-based, multicultural, ecocritical, and other post-structuralist methods.
Vol. 1 (1979) through current issue
The Henry James Review is the only journal devoted to Henry James. One of the very best single-author journals in the marketplace, it is open to the diversity of critical biographical, archival, and creative work being done on James. In addition to the insightful essays, every issue contains book reviews of works across the broad range of James Studies.
Vol. 1 (2013) through current issue
Vol. 17, no. 2 (2000) through current issue
Legacy is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. It is the only journal to focus specifically on American women's writings from the seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. Each issue's articles cover a wide range of topics: examinations of the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women's literature; and historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women's lives and literary works.
Vol. 1 (1999) through current issue
Leviathan features a bounty of scholarly articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing of a critical, theoretical, cultural, or historical nature on the impressive body of work of American novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891). Published under the aegis of The Melville Society--one of the oldest single-author societies in the United States--Leviathan includes a regular feature, “Extracts,” for sharing Melville Society transactions and programs as well as abstracts of papers delivered at its annual MLA and ALA panels. Leviathan also regularly publishes special issues, book reviews, interviews, and poems.
Vol. 11 (2013) through current issue
The Mark Twain Annual is the official publication of the Mark Twain Circle of America. The Annual offers essays related to Mark Twain and those who surrounded him and serves as an outlet for new scholarship as well as new pedagogical approaches. The Mark Twain Circle of America encourages interest in Mark Twain and fosters the formal presentation of ideas about the author and his work, as well as the informal exchange of information among Circle members.
Vol. 34 (2009) through current issue
MELUS, a prestigious and rigorous journal in the field of multi-ethnic literature of the United States, has been a vital resource for scholarship and teaching for more than thirty years. Published quarterly, MELUS illuminates the national, international, and transnational contexts of U.S. ethnic literature. Articles in MELUS also engage newly emerging art forms such as graphic narrative and internet blogs, as well as multi-ethnic film, history, and culture. By including interviews with well established authors such as Maxine Hong Kingston and Richard Rodriguez, as well as more recent writers such as Junot Díaz, Cynthia Kadohata, and Diana Abu-Jaber, MELUS plays a pivotal role in the field of U.S. Ethnic Literature and is an indispensable resource for students, teachers, and scholars.
Vol. 1 (1994) through current issue
Sponsored by the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, Nabokov Studies is a refereed journal publishing critical and theoretical articles and forums on one of the twentieth century's most important writers.
Vol. 1 (2005) through current issue
Philip Roth Studies is a peer-reviewed semiannual journal published by Purdue University Press in cooperation with the Philip Roth Society. The journal welcomes all writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance.
Vol. 34 (2001) through current issue
Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation provides a forum for dialogue about Edgar Allan Poe's life and writings, and about the cultural and material contexts that shaped the production and reception of his work. The editors wish to define "Poe studies" broadly--to include articles that engage the period in which Poe wrote, writers with whom he was affiliated or whom he inspired, theoretical and philosophical issues raised by his work, and artistic movements associated with him, such as gothicism, detective fiction, symbolism, and metafiction. The journal invites submissions of original articles and notes, welcomes work grounded in a wide range of theoretical and critical perspectives, and encourages inquiries proposing submissions and projects.
Vol. 25, no. 2 (1999) - vol. 27 (2001)
Founded in 1971, RALS demonstrates the continuing vigor of traditional scholarship on American literature of all periods. The journal showcases enduring critical methods and lively research findings. Enriched in recent years by the series "Prospects for American Literary Study," the journal has come to serve as a guide to research in the twenty-first century. RALS is a truly valuable resource for all Americanists, from graduate students seeking dissertation topics to senior scholars between projects.
Vol. 33 (2000/01) through current issue
South. At once a coordinate called “home,” and a condition to be avoided. Going south is a mixed metaphor; when you are south no one expects you to want to be there, making a mockery of the journey itself. South is a rich landscape for things on or at the edge, for that certain kind of feeling not yet reconciled. To be south is to be fraught—always. Like its predecessor, SLJ (Southern Literary Journal), conceived out of the turbulence of 1968, south makes its first appearance in the global uncertainty and national unrest that has characterized the new millennium. It is with this in mind that south embraces both the edge and the urgency of scholarly and sometimes creative inquiry into that region called “the south.” We encourage global and hemispheric comparative scholarship linking the American South to other Souths. We envision a journal that thinks of that entity called “the south” in circum-Gulfic terms, from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. With this circum-Gulfic focus in mind, we want to nurture new scholarship and new scholars. More than our latitudinal coordinates, south is intersected by longitudinal pulls, and whatever and wherever the axis, we want work at that place to be our chief concern. Welcome to south.
Vol. 52 (2014) through current issue
Published by The University of Southern Mississippi since 1962, The Southern Quarterly is a scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture— anything south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean, to the larger Global South. SoQ brings scholarly articles, cutting edge interviews, archival documents with commentary, photo essays, portfolios, book review essays, and book reviews to subscribers all over the world.
Vol. 3 (2006) - vol. 4 (2007); Vol. 10 (2013) through current issue
Absorbed Steinbeck Studies with volume 3, 2006.
Steinbeck Review is an authorized publication on the life and works of American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968). The journal publishes scholarly articles; notes; book and performance reviews; creative writing; original artwork; short intercalary pieces offering fresh perspectives, including notes on contemporary references to Steinbeck, discussions of the contexts of his work, and an occasional poem.
Vol. 15 (2004) - vol. 16 (2005)
After volume 16, this title was absorbed by Steinbeck Review and is no
Steinbeck Studies is the authorized publication on the life and works fo John Steinbeck. It publishes scholarly articles, essays, photographs, notes, book and performance review, and contemporary references about the author. Manuscripts are subject to blind peer review. Steinbeck Studies is issued twice yearly and includes a membership in the Steinbeck Society. Members will be informed of panels at the American Literature Association as well as events sponsored by the Center for Steinbeck Studies and the National Steinbeck Center.
Vol. 1, no. 2 (1973) through current issue
Studies in American Fiction publishes reviews and articles on a wide temporal range in American fiction: from neglected and rediscovered early U.S. writers (Susanna Rowson, Leonora Sansay, James Hall) to the emergent authors of the present day (Katherine Dunn, Ana Menéndez, Monique Truong, Toni Morrison). Expect its refereed articles to feature not only major canonical works by Charles Brockden Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, and Thomas Pynchon, but scholarly analyses of contemporary Chicano literature and Harlem Renaissance fiction. Engendering conversations about forms of writing that do not succumb to traditional genres, SAF interrogates and redraws both generic and geographic boundaries. SAF is the only journal encompassing American literature from the North American colonial past to the United States' globalized present.
Series 4, Vol. 1 (2015) through current issue
Studies in American Humor publishes articles on topics, themes, practices, practitioners, and media across the wide spectrum of American humor, past and present, for an audience made up primarily of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary and cultural studies. The journal values new transnational and interdisciplinary approaches as well as traditional critical and historical humanities scholarship. StAH is the official journal of the American Humor Studies Association.
Vol. 16 (2004) through current issue
Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL) is the only journal in the United States that focuses exclusively on American Indian literatures. With a wide scope of scholars and creative contributors, the journal is on the cutting edge of activity in the field. SAIL invites the submission of scholarly, critical pedagogical, and theoretical manuscripts focused on any aspect of American Indian literatures as well as the submission of poetry and short fiction, bibliographical essays, review essays, and interviews. SAIL defines "literatures" broadly to include all written, spoken, and visual texts created by Native peoples.
Vol. 27 (2008) through current issue
Studies in American Jewish Literature is dedicated to publishing work analyzing the place, representation, and circulation of Jews and Jewishness in American literatures, and to serving as a venue for theorizing, as broadly and intensely as possible, the ways in which it makes sense to talk about identity in literature. We understand this commitment to aesthetic inquiry as uncontained by any particular methodological, ideological, categorical, or national project, and we remain open to new work that seeks to interrogate the relationships between writing, reading, genres, histories, technologies, and thinking. We hope to publish special issues at least semi-regularly.
Vol. 4 (2009) through current issue
Studies in American Naturalism publishes critical essays, documents, notes, bibliographies, and reviews concerning American literary naturalism, broadly conceived. It presents contributions illuminating the texts and contexts of naturalism across all genres from its nineteenth-century origins to its twentieth- and twenty-first century transformations.
Studies in American Naturalism is published for the International Theodore Dreiser Society.
Vol. 35 (2011) through current issue
Devoted to all aspects of the poetry and life of American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, The Wallace Stevens Journal has been publishing scholarly articles, poems, book reviews, news, and bibliographies since 1977. The Journal regularly features previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, as well as interpretive criticism of the writer’s poetry and essays, theoretical reflections, biographical and contextual studies, comparisons with other writers, and original artwork. Increasingly international in orientation, this double-blind peer-reviewed journal welcomes a diversity of approaches and perspectives. The Wallace Stevens Journal is sponsored by the Wallace Stevens Society.
Vol. 44 (2009) through current issue
Western American Literature is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Western Literature Association and Utah State University. Devoted to groundbreaking critical essays on the literature, culture, landscape, and art of the American West, the journal publishes New Western and postwestern literary criticism on such contemporary western writers as Ishmael Reed, Louis Owens, Sandra Cisneros, Cormac McCarthy, Rudolfo Anaya, Sherman Alexie, and Linda Hogan, as well as on traditional western writers such as Mary Austin, Gary Snyder, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and others. Western American Literature also publishes cultural criticism: recent essays explore representations of the city (Mike Davis as “nature writer” in LA, “Reno-vation” in Nevada, James Ellroy and the “Black Dahlia” murder case); the Lone Ranger radio show; California “orientalism”; postcolonial readings of Asian American poets; and “The Role of Place in Mexican American Culture.” Having published some of the earliest essays in ecocriticism, Western American Literature continues an active leadership role in the field. We also welcome essays that incorporate personal narrative into cultural analysis. The journal is also unique in its exploration of the intersection of western American literature and art through the use of many images in each issue.
While Western American Literature’s audience is primarily academic, general readers interested in the western American culture will find it accessible and informative. Submission guidelines and print subscription information, may be found on our website, http://www.usu.edu/westlit/
Vol. 26 (2006) through current issue
Devoted to critical discussion of the life and times of the American poet at the center of postwar poetry, the William Carlos Williams Review invites articles exploring all aspects of literature and life in light of the influence and times of William Carlos Williams.