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Executive Editor: Thomas Schaub, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Poetry: Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
American Fiction: Michael LeMahieu, Clemson University; Steven Belletto, Lafayette College
British and Anglophone Fiction: Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles
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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.
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