Studies in American Naturalism is published for the International Theodore Dreiser Society.
Studies in American Naturalism
Department of English
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Books for review should be sent to
Department of English
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Book Review Editor
Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College
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
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
Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.
Libraries face a dilemma: the number of books, journals, and other information resources available to offer to their patrons is growing faster than their acquisitions budgets. Decisions about which new materials to add in a given year are influenced by a number of factors, not the least of which are whether they are aware of the existence of a resource and the value that resource would bring to those who rely on the library. Librarians often appreciate the input of users in gathering the information they need to make those evaluations. There is no one right way to share information about a particular journal with a library. Some institutions have formal procedures for submitting acquisition requests, others rely on regular communication between subject area librarians and the departments they serve, and some have no specifically defined method. You are in the best position to determine the most appropriate method for approaching your library with a request for the addition of a journal to its collection. However, we have developed a library recommendation form as one tool you can use to provide your library with relevant information. The form contains basic information about the journal: a description, its print and electronic ISSNs, frequency of publication, pricing, print and electronic options, and ordering information. It also includes a few questions for you to complete that address your evaluation of the journal's value. If you choose to use the form, fill it out then send it to the appropriate individual at your library. Do not return it to the University of Nebraska Press.