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    Editorial Assistants:
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    Editorial Board:
    Sarah Chinn, 2018
    Dana Luciano, 2018
    Justine S. Murison, 2018
    Zita Nunes, 2018
    Lloyd Pratt, 2018
    GerShun Avilez, 2019
    Leigh Anne Duck, 2019
    Jared Hickman, 2019
    Caleb Smith, 2019
    Christopher B. Teuton, 2019
    Hester Blum, 2020
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  • Description

    American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field. Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors—from colonial to contemporary—as well as an extensive book review section; a “Brief Mention” section offering citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an “Announcements” section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities.

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    American Literature received the 2018 CELJ Best Special Issue Award for "Queer about Comics," volume 90, number 2.

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