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About the Journal

Recent Americanist scholarship has generated some of the most forceful responses to questions about literary history and theory. Yet too many of the most provocative essays have been scattered among a wide variety of narrowly focused publications. Covering the study of US literature from its origins through the present, American Literary History provides a much-needed forum for the various, often competing voices of contemporary literary inquiry.

Along with an annual special issue, the journal features essay-reviews, commentaries, and critical exchanges. It welcomes articles on historical and theoretical problems as well as writers and works. Inter-disciplinary studies from related fields are also invited.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

American Literary History is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:

ABES (Annotated Bib. For English Studies)
America: History and Life
ABELL: Annual Bibliography, English Language & Literature
Expanded academic ASAP
Current Contents® /Arts & Humanities
Historical Abstracts
Humanities Index/Abstracts/Full Text
Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
Infotrac
International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR)
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
Literature Online (LION)
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Central
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
The Standard Periodical Directory
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition