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English Literature Studies: Journals & Articles

A guide to English literature and literary criticism.

Selected journals for literature & criticism

English Language Notes
PMLA
Modern Language Review
English Language Notes
PMLA
Modern Language Review
Covers special topics in literary and cultural studies, particularly interdisciplinary work. Full text of English Language Notes is available online. Also in print at Jerome Library.
A core title in literature, publishing scholarly essays on language and literature. Full text of PMLA is available online. Also in print at Jerome Library.
Scholarship on European and Latin American languages, literatures and cultures. Full text of Modern Language Review is available online in JSTOR (1905-present).
Nineteenth Century Literature
Review of Contemporary Fiction
Speculum
Nineteenth Century Literature
Review of Contemporary Fiction
Speculum
Critical essays on unconventional and overlooked writers of contemporary fiction. Full text for Review of Contemporary Fiction is available in EBSCO. Also in print at Jerome Library.
A journal of medieval studies publishing scholarly research on all aspects of the Middle Ages. Full text for Speculum is available online.

Selected journals for research in rhetoric & writing

College Composition & Communication
College English
Speculum
College Composition & Communication
College English
Computers & Composition
A forum for critical work on the study and teaching of college-level composition and reading. Full text for CCC is available online. Also in print in Jerome Library.
Publishes scholarly work related to the teaching of college English, including literature, linguistics, literacy, critical theory, rhetoric and composition. Full text for College English is available online. Also in print in Jerome Library.
Articles discussing pedagogical, psychological and social aspects of the use of computers in writing classes, programs and research. Full text for Computers & Composition is available online.
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory
Journal of Teaching Writing
Research in the Teaching of English
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory
Journal of Teaching Writing
Research in the Teaching of English
A forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, culture, and politics. Full text for JAC is available online to 2012. Current issues available in print.
Publishes articles on the theory, practice, and teaching of writing throughout the curriculum. Full text for the Journal of Teaching Writing is available online (to 2 years ago). Current issues available in print.
Publishes scholarly articles on literacy issues and research on the teaching of English worldwide. Full text of RTE is available online. Also in print.

Selected literary reviews publishing creative writing

Chicago Review
Granta
Iowa Review
Chicago Review
Granta
Iowa Review
Poetry, fiction, essays and some photography. Full text of the Chicago Review is available online. Also in print.
A literary journal publishing new writing in fiction, poetry, criticism and essays. In print at Jerome Library.
Publishes original fiction, poetry and essays. Full text of the Iowa Review is available online. Also in print.
Kenyon Review
Ploughshares
Poetry
Kenyon Review
Ploughshares
Poetry
Publishes fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Full text for the Kenyon Review is available online up to 4 years ago. Current issues are available in print.
A forum for new fiction, poetry and prose by established and up-and-coming writers. Full text for Ploughshares is available online up to 3 years ago. Current issues are available in print.
An important magazine publishing new work by established and emerging poets. Full text for Poetry is available online up to 4 years ago. Current issues are available in print.
The Dalhousie Review
The Dalhousie Review
One of the oldest and most prestigious literary journals in Atlantic Canada. Full text for the Dalhousie Review is available online for issues up to 1921. Current issues are available in print.
 

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