American Literature (journal)

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American Literature  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. lit and Am. lit.
Discipline American literature, literary history, literary criticism and bibliography
Language English
Edited by Priscilla Wald, Matthew A. Taylor
Publication details
Duke University Press and the Modern Literature Association (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0002-9831 (print)
1527-2117 (web)
LCCN 30020216
OCLC no. 1480320
JSTOR 00029831

American Literature is a literary journal published by Duke University Press. It is sponsored by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association (of America), known as the MLA. The current editors are Priscilla Wald and Matthew A. Taylor. The first volume of this journal was published in March 1929.[1][2]

Coverage includes the contributions and works of American authors. Temporal coverage is from the colonial period until present day. Publishing formats also include book review, and relevant announcements (conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities). A citations index is also part of this journal. The index is for future issues and reprints, collections, anthologies, and professional books.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is Indexed/abstracted in the following databases:[3][4][5]

Thomson Reuters:
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Current Contents / Arts & Humanities
Academic Abstracts Fulltext Elite & Ultra
Academic Research Library,
Academic Search Elite & Premier
America: History and Life
Book Review Digest
Expanded Academic ASAP
Student Resource Center College
General Reference Center Gold & International
Historical Abstracts
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective, 1907–1984,
Humanities Abstracts,
Humanities Full Text,
Humanities Index,
Humanities Index Retrospective, 1907–1984,
Humanities International Complete,
Humanities International Index,
Social Sciences Index Retrospective, 1907–1984
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ),
Literary Reference Center,
Literature Online
Magazines for Libraries
MasterFILE Elite & Premier & Select
MLA Bibliography,
OmniFile Full Text - Mega Edition
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Research Library


  1. ^ "American Literature Section General Information" (Online). Modern Language Association of America (MLA). Retrieved 2011-02-16. The American Literature Section of the MLA is a community of scholars, teachers, and students of American literature and culture. The Section sponsors the journal American Literature and the annual volume American Literary Scholarship, both of which are published by Duke University Press 
  2. ^ a b "Details" (Online). Duke University Press. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Master Journal List" (Online). Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
    • Quarterly - Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents / Arts & Humanities
  4. ^ "catalog record" (Online). Wellesley Library and Technology. Retrieved 2011-02-17.  Wellesley College. Branch Location - Clapp Library.
    • Full title of this journal listed as "American literature; a journal of literary history, criticism and bibliography"
    • Alternate authors (Noted editors): Jay Broadus Hubbell (Jay B. or J.B.), 1885-1979. Clarence Gohdes 1901-1997
  5. ^ "catalogue record" (Online). National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
    • Full title listed as "American literature : a journal of literary history, criticism and bibliography".
    • Noted editors (also listed in this catalogue): March 1929 - May 1954, J. B. Hubbell and others; November 1954 - C. Gohdes and others.

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