About this Journal
- Religion & Literature
Religion & Literature is a scholarly journal housed in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame that publishes high-quality, innovative work exploring the relations between two crucial human concerns: the religious impulse and the literary forms of any era, place, or language. We publish three substantial issues per year which include five to six articles of up to 10,000 words, numerous book reviews, and once-to-twice-yearly forums dedicated to focused topics in religion and literature; we also publish special issues edited by leading scholars. The journal began publication in 1984, succeeding NDEJ: A Journal of Religion in Literature (1977-1984). As an early editor remarked, the journal is determined to provide a usable, protean space for wide-ranging discussions of the many ways in which religion and literature are implicated in and shaped by each other. We welcome any scholarly approach provided authors are willing to consider religion not simply as cultural artifact but also as a living tradition, with all the paradoxes that phrase may embrace. Yet we discourage confessional essays speaking to only one faith community given the diversity of our readers and our desire to involve all in our evolving discussions of religion and literature.
Romana Huk is currently Editor-in-Chief, having served in that role since 2015. Vittorio Montemaggi is Book Review Editor. Susannah Monta, Jesse Lander, Cyril O'Regan, Sandra Gustafson, Christian Moevs and Henry Weinfield currently sit on its editorial board. Our advisory board includes Felicia Bonaparte, Lori Branch, Steven Frye, Thomas Haddox, Kevin Hart, John McClure, Cleo McNelly Kearns, Barbara Newman, and J. Hillis Miller. R&L's archives and upcoming issues can be found at our website (https://religionandlit.nd.edu/) and older materials can be purchased online at JSTOR. It is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, ATLA Religion Database, Religion and Theological Abstracts, and other major databases across the world.
published byUniversity of Notre Dame
Available IssuesVol. 50 (2018) through current issue
Table of Contents
Volume 52, 2020
Additional Issue Materials
- Editorial Board -- Volume 51, Number 3 - Volume 52, Number 1, Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020
- Editorial Board -- Volume 51, Number 2, Summer 2019
- Editorial Board -- Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2019
- Editorial Board -- Volume 50, Number 3, Autumn 2018
- Editorial Board -- Volume 50, Number 1-2, Spring-Summer 2018