Studies in American Naturalism

Studies in American Naturalism

Edited by Keith Newlin

ISSN 1931-2555

eISSN 1944-6519

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Studies in American Naturalism publishes critical essays, documents, notes, bibliographies, and reviews concerning American literary naturalism, broadly conceived. It presents contributions illuminating the texts and contexts of naturalism across all genres from its nineteenth-century origins to its twentieth- and twenty-first century transformations.

Studies in American Naturalism is published for the International Theodore Dreiser Society.

Table Of Contents

Volume 14, Number 1 (Summer 2019)

Special Issue: New Journeys along Jack London’s The Road (1907)
Guest Editor: Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Essays
Introduction
Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Hurdling the Social Pit: Contextualizing London’s Tramp Diary
Clint Pumphrey and Bradford Cole

Human Document: Charmian London’s Role in the Composition of The Road
Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Being Beat: The Stern Reality of London’s Tramp Diary and Kerouac’s Road
Paul Crumbley

Time for the Self and Other in Jack London’s The Road
Nanette Rasband Hilton

Punks, Prushuns, and Gay-Cats: Vulnerable Youth in the Work of Jack London and A-No.1
Owen Clayton

Fleeing the City: Authorial Self-Construction in Jack London’s The Road, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
Jeanne Campbell Reesman
 

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Submissions
Studies in American Naturalism publishes critical essays, documents, notes, bibliographies, and reviews concerning American literary naturalism, broadly conceived. Published twice each year by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and the University of Nebraska Press, the journal seeks contributions illuminating the texts and contexts of naturalism across all genres from its nineteenth-century origins to its twentieth-and twenty-first century transformations. Manuscripts should follow either the 7th or 8th editions of the MLA Handbook. Occasionally, some editorial revision is necessary to meet space or style requirements. Reviews are assigned. Electronic submissions are encouraged, either as Word or PDF files. Please identify yourself on a cover page and not on the manuscript itself, and include postal and email addresses and a telephone number.

Manuscripts should be sent to the editor (preferably by e-mail):

Keith Newlin
Studies in American Naturalism
Department of English
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington,NC 28403
newlink@uncw.edu

Books for review should be sent to

Anita Duneer
Department of English
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
aduneer@ric.edu

Editorial Board

Editor
Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Book Review Editor
Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College

Editorial Board
Renate von Bardeleben, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Donna Campbell, Washington State University
Patrick K. Dooley, St. Bonaventure University
Clare Eby, University of Connecticut, Hartford
Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield
James R. Giles, Northern Illinois University
Yoshinobu Hakutani, Kent State University
Barbara Hochman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Richard Lehan, University of California, Los Angeles
Eric Carl Link, Indiana University– Purdue University Fort Wayne
Jerome Loving, Texas A & M University
Donald Pizer, Tulane University
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio
Thomas P. Riggio, University of Connecticut
Nancy M. Shawcross, University of California, Los Angeles
James L. W. West III, Pennsylvania State University

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The Robert H. Elias Essay Prize
The Robert H. Elias Essay Prize, named after the pioneering Dreiser scholar, is sponsored by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and is awarded annually to the graduate student or untenured faculty member who submits the best previously unpublished essay on the topic of naturalism or on the work of a naturalist author. Elias knew Dreiser and wrote the first official biography, Theodore Dreiser, Apostle of Nature (1949), and his groundbreaking three-volume edition of Dreiser’s letters (1959) was the standard collection of the novelist’s general correspondence for fifty years.

Applicants may submit essays that consider any aspect of naturalism, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in essays that push the boundaries of conventional conceptions of naturalism and those that make a case for extending traditional interpretations to later writers or that establish connections to other literary movements. In addition to a cash award of $250, the winning essay will appear in Studies in American Naturalism, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Society. Other worthy essays besides the winner will be considered for publication as well. Electronic submissions are encouraged, either as Word or PDF files. Please identify yourself on a cover page and not on the manuscript itself, and include a postal mailing address and telephone number.

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Manuscripts should be sent to
Roark Mulligan
mulligan@cnu.edu 


 

Sponsoring Society

A growing organization of scholars, teachers, and Dreiser enthusiasts, the International Theodore Dreiser Society promotes interest in the life and works of Theodore Dreiser and those associated with him. Members receive subscriptions to the society's journal, Studies in American Naturalism, as a benefit of membership.

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