The Minnesota Review
|Publisher||Duke University Press|
The Minnesota Review is a literary magazine covering literary and cultural studies which places a special emphasis on politically engaged criticism, fiction, and poetry. Issues are often "themed," recent issues examining the nature of academic publishing, of academic celebrity, and of "smart" working class kids' experiences as adults or children within the educational system.
The Minnesota Review was established in 1960 in Minnesota. Some of the early editors were from Macalester College, but early issues have a disclaimer against affiliation with any university. The magazine was oriented toward publishing avant garde fiction, poetry, and graphic work. From 1982, edited by Fred Pfeil and Michael Sprinker, it began to acquire the Marxist overtones and emphasis on literary theory for which it would later be known. Under the editorship of Jeffrey Williams, it moved from out-and-out Marxism to politically conscious cultural studies.
The following persons have been editor-in-chief of the magazine:
|early 60s||Sarah Foster and Neil Myers||1982–1986||Fred Pfeil and Michael Sprinker|
|mid/late 60s||Roy Arthur Swanson||1986–1992||Michael Sprinker|
|1967–1973||Alvin Greenberg||1992-2010||Jeffrey J. Williams|
|1973–1982||Roger Mitchell||2010-present||Janell Watson|