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  • Novel: A Forum on Fiction

    Academic Editor(s): Nancy Armstrong
    Current Volume: 47
    Frequency: Three issues annually
    ISSN: 0029-5132
    e-ISSN: 1945-8509
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    Editor:
    Nancy Armstrong, Duke University

    Associate Editors:
    Ellen Rooney
    Timothy Bewes

    Assistant Editors:
    Ainehi Edoro
    Joel Simundich

    Editorial Assistant:
    Stefan Waldschmidt

    Production Assistants:
    Kaila Brown
    Kevin Modestino
    Ben Richardson
    Abby Seeskin
    Ellen Song
    Nikolas Sparks
    Timothy Wright

    Advisory Board:
    Rita Barnard
    Ian Baucom
    Rey Chow
    Daniel Cottom
    Christina Crosby
    Lennard J. Davis
    Ann duCille
    Ian Duncan
    Amy Kaplan
    Bette London
    D. A. Miller
    Jeffrey Nunokawa
    John Plotz
    Mary Poovey
    Leah Price
    Kathy Alexis Psomiades
    John Carlos Rowe
    David Savran
    Neil Schmitz
    Leonard Tennenhouse
    Jennifer Wicke

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    Manuscripts should be submitted both electronically and by hard copy, along with a cover letter containing all relevant contact information (e-mail, mailing address). Electronic copies of the manuscript and cover letter should be sent in PDF format to novel.forum@duke.edu. One hard copy of the manuscript and cover letter should be sent to Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Department of English, Duke University, Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015.

    All submissions received will be acknowledged via e-mail upon arrival, and all official correspondence regarding the editors' decisions will also be sent by e-mail. Please keep us apprised of any anticipated changes of address or contact information.

    Novel's three-stage review process typically takes 12–16 weeks, allowing time for processing by the editorial staff and for initial editorial review, evaluation by external specialist readers in relevant fields, and, finally, the Editorial Board's consideration. Novel does not return or reconsider rejected manuscripts.

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  • Closing Dates

    Summer 2014 (47:2) - Closes 05/14/14
    Fall 2014 (47:3) - Closes 09/16/14
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  • Description

    Novel is the official journal of the Society for Novel Studies.

    Novel is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the best new criticism and theory in novel studies. The journal took up this mission in the days of formalism and has responded to the innovative moments in the field during the half-century that has elapsed since then--including ideology critique, feminist and critical race theory, poststructuralism, cultural studies, and new historicism--by publishing the most interesting new work on the novel. During a time of rapidly increasing globalization, biopolitical and environmental crises, and the rise of various models of affect theory, the novel and how we read it are undergoing a sea change. Novel is especially interested in theory and scholarship that addresses these changes in terms of their formal, historical, political, and/or epistemological significance.

    Abstractors and Indexers:

    Novel is indexed/abstracted in the following: Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective, Humanities Index Online, Humanities Index Retrospective, Literature Online, Magazines for Libraries, OmniFile Full Text V, OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition, Periodicals Index Online.

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