Contemporary Literature (journal)

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This article is about the journal. For the field of study, see Contemporary literature.
Contemporary Literature (journal)  
Discipline Contemporary Literature
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Four times per year
ISSN 0010-7484 (print)
1548-9949 (web)

Contemporary Literature is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which publishes interviews with notable and developing authors, scholarly essays, and reviews of recent books critiquing the contemporary literature field. Genre coverage includes poetry, the novel, drama, creative nonfiction, new media (including digital literature and the graphic narrative).

Contemporary Literature published the first academic articles on Thomas Pynchon and Susan Howe, as well as the first interviews with Margaret Drabble and Don DeLillo. It also introduced American academic readers to Kazuo Ishiguro, Eavan Boland, and J.M. Coetzee. Also published are articles based on wide ranging critical styles. Hence, the journal actively strives to include text analysis framed "within larger literary historical, theoretical or cultural debates".

The current editors are Thomas Schaub and Timothy Wu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and John Marx of the University of California, Davis.[1]

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The journal is included in JSTOR and Project MUSE, and is indexed by the following services: [2]


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