• Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History

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    Current Volume: 80
    Frequency: Quarterly
    ISSN: 0026-7929
    e-ISSN: 1527-1943

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    Editorial Board:
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    Jessica Burstein
    Terri DeYoung
    Monika Kaup
    Charles LaPorte
    Brian M. Reed
    Henry Staten
    Jesse Oak Taylor
    Richard Watts
    Sabine Wilke

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    Initial submissions should be carefully prepared according to accepted professional norms. They do not need to conform to the MLQ style sheet prior to acceptance. Please remember to number the pages. Essays do not usually exceed 9,000 words, including notes.

    After an article is accepted for publication, we ask that it be provided in Word and prepared in accordance with the MLQ style sheet (see above). A brief abstract (100–200 words) and contributor's note (60 words or less) are also required with the final version of the article.

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    MLQ accepts articles that pay attention to the broader scope of literary history regardless of genre or period. The focus of publication—and the sticking point—is literary history. General theory, historicist contextualizations, and self-contained close readings are not published. Essays should concern the situation and the action of literary works in time. Chronology must matter to an essay's argument or theoretical concern, together with the impact or interrelationship of imaginative texts.

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