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Editor for Poetry: Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Editor for American Fiction: Thomas Schaub, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Editor for British and Anglophone Fiction: John Marx, University of California, Davis
Published four times per year
Contemporary Literature publishes scholarly essays on contemporary writing in English, interviews with established and emerging authors, and reviews of recent critical books in the field. The journal welcomes articles on multiple genres, including poetry, the novel, drama, creative nonfiction, new media and digital literature, and graphic narrative. CL published the first articles on Thomas Pynchon and Susan Howe and the first interviews with Margaret Drabble and Don DeLillo; it also helped to introduce Kazuo Ishiguro, Eavan Boland, and J.M. Coetzee to American readers. As a forum for discussing issues animating the range of contemporary literary studies, CL features the full diversity of critical practices. The editors seek articles that frame their analysis of texts within larger literary historical, theoretical or cultural debates.
New in e-book format: special issues of Contemporary Literature
Sample content from Contemporary Literature, without a subscription. These e-books, developed from topical, special issues of the journal, provide broadened access to the work of important thinkers and researchers who have applied their talents to topics of wide interest.
Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization, Special Issue of Contemporary Literature 47:4 (Winter 2006), Edited by Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Contemporary Literature and the State, Special Issue of Contemporary Literature 49:4 (Winter 2008), Edited by Matthew Hart and Jim Hansen
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