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Embracing the field of language and culture broadly defined.

Anthropological Linguistics provides a forum for the full range of scholarly study of the languages and cultures of the peoples of the world, especially the native peoples of the Americas. The journal includes articles and research reports addressing cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study, including analyses of texts and discourse; studies of semantic systems and cultural classifications; onomastic studies; ethnohistorical papers that draw significantly on linguistic data; studies of linguistic prehistory and genetic classification, both methodological and substantive; discussions and interpretations of archival material; edited historical documents; and contributions to the history of the field.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Comparing Rural Multilingualism in Lowland South America and Western Africa

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The official journal of the Coalition of Women in German. Members receive subscriptions as a benefit of membership.

Feminist German Studies (formerly the Women in German Yearbook) presents a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literature, culture, and language. Each of its two issues per year contains critical inquiries employing gender and other analytical categories to examine the work, history, life, literature, and arts of the German-speaking world. The spring/summer issue each year focuses on a specific theme, while the fall/winter issue is more general and includes book reviews.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
The Feminist Transformation of Foreign Language Teaching

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An eclectic journal that attracts an equally eclectic audience.

Launched in 2002, Hotel Amerika is already firmly established as an exciting venue for both well-known and emerging authors. Publishing unique and provocative writing in all its forms, it’s not uncommon to find traditional work alongside the experimental. Material with quirky, unconventional edges—either in form or content—are often favored by the editors.

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Innovative approaches to exploring relationships between literary and other texts.

INTERTEXTS looks at the relationships between literary texts and other texts, be they literary, historical, theoretical, philosophical, or social. Hybrid methodologies combining elements from a range of disciplines are encouraged and methodological reflections and argumentation are valued. The journal is particularly interested in the use of theoretical perspectives to analyze texts other than those to which they are generally applied, hoping to provide not only new understandings of familiar texts but also to use those texts to examine the virtues and limitations of contemporary literary theory.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Stereotyped Epistemology: Post-Millennial Indian Writing in English

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The official journal of the Austrian Studies Association. Subscriptions include membership in the ASA.

The Journal of Austrian Studies is an interdisciplinary quarterly publishing scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the history and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the Habsburg territory. It highlights scholarly work drawing on innovative methodologies and new ways of viewing Austrian history and culture.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Centering the Centerlessness: Czernowitz and the Contiguities of German and Yiddish Modernism

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Developing new approaches to the study of trauma in literature and the trauma of literature.

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies places a critical, theoretical, and methodological focus on the relationship between literature and trauma. It aims to foster a broad interrogative dialogue between philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism. The mission of the journal is to encourage philosophical, political, and historically orientated research that takes literature as the primary site for investigations into trauma in all its forms and manifestations.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Language, Voice, and the Poetics of Trauma in Modern Levantine Literatures: A Yiddish-Arabic Dialogue

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Affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.

Legacy is the only journal to focus specifically on American women’s writings from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Each issue’s articles cover a wide range of topics: examinations of the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; and historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works. In addition, Legacy regularly publishes profiles of lesser-known or newly recovered authors, reprints of primary works in all genres, and book reviews covering current scholarship in the field.

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Linguistic Regionalism and the Emergence of Chinese American Literature in Sui Sin Far’s “Mrs. Spring Fragrance

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A journal of nineteenth-century French literature and culture.

Nineteenth-Century French Studies provides scholars and students with the opportunity to examine new trends, review promising research findings, and become better acquainted with professional developments in the field. Scholarly articles on all aspects of nineteenth-century French literature and criticism are published. Invited essays of nearly double the length of a traditional article and Incipit, a dialogic format in which two colleagues debate a matter of primary concern to the field, are also featured.

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A French Lazarillo: Translation and Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France

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North Dakota Quarterly stands as one of the region’s most widely admired ambassadors and as a persistent landmark in the global literary landscape.

North Dakota Quarterly is a literary and public humanities journal with roots extending back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. With an international roster of contributors, each issue is a rich mixture of articles, essays, fictions, and poetry.

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Conseil International d’Études Francophones (CIÉF) members receive subscriptions as a benefit of membership.

Nouvelles Études Francophones (NEF) is the official refereed journal of the International Council of Francophone Studies / Conseil International d’Études Francophones (CIÉF). NEF publishes scholarly research in the language, arts, literatures, cultures, and civilizations of Francophone countries and regions throughout the world.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
La Reconnaissance du récit francophone et subsaharien en édition anglophone à travers les prix de traduction

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A journal of the environmental humanities.

Resilience is a forum for scholars from across humanities disciplines to speak to one another about their shared interest in environmental issues and to plot out an evolving conversation about what the humanities contribute to living and thinking sustainably in a world of dwindling resources. The focus on narrative skill, critical thinking, historicity, culture, aesthetics and ethics central to the humanities and to humanistic social sciences provides a crucial research complement to the endeavors of scientists in addressing current planetary crises, and the mission of Resilience is to share that perspective with a broad academic audience. 

This article on Project MUSE is permanently free for anyone to read:
Claiming the Language Ecotone: Translinguality, Resilience, and the Environmental Humanities

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Resilience is joining the Project MUSE Premium Collection this year.


An interdisciplinary journal of narrative theory

Storyworlds features cutting-edge research on storytelling practices across a variety of media, including face-to-face interaction, literary writing, film and television, virtual environments, historiography, journalism, and graphic narratives, the journal foregrounds research questions that cut across established disciplines–and hence promotes new, integrative frameworks for inquiry. How do narrative ways of worldmaking differ from other representational practices used to construct or reconstruct worlds, in a broad sense? What constraints and affordances do particular storytelling media bring to the process of building narrative worlds? What tools are needed to characterize, in all its richness and complexity, the experience of inhabiting a narrative world in a given medium or across different media?

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Location, Location, Translation: Mapping Voice in Translated Storyworlds

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The official journal of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literature. Members receive the journal as a benefit of membership.

Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL) is the only journal in the United States that focuses exclusively on American Indian literatures. With a wide scope of scholars and creative contributors, this journal is on the cutting edge of activity in the field. SAIL invites the submission of scholarly, critical pedagogical, and theoretical manuscripts focused on any aspect of American Indian literatures as well as the submission of bibliographical essays, review essays, and interviews. SAIL defines “literatures” broadly to include all written, spoken, and visual texts created by Native peoples.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
Language Reflection and Lamentation in Native American Literature

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Published for the International Theodore Dreiser Society.

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.

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American Literary Naturalism and Its Descendants

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A comparative theory and literature journal.

symplokē is a comparative theory and literature journal, committed to interdisciplinary studies, intellectual pluralism, and open discussion. The journal takes its name from the Greek word “symploke”, which can mean interweaving, interlacing, connection, and struggle. It is a forum for scholars from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas in innovative ways.

This article on Project MUSE is free for anyone to read during the conference:
The “Saran Wrap” Theory of Translation: Transparency and Invisibility, or the Kernel and the Envelope

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Deconstruction—the analysis and transformation of metaphysics—intersects with psychoanalysis. Both are engaged with thinking beyond consciousness. This new journal is a forum for those working at the borders of these two disciplines.

The Undecidable Unconscious refers to the broadest aspect of psychoanalysis—the theory of unconscious processes—and to Derrida’s thinking about undecidability—the irreducible oscillation and chance of non-metaphysical processes. The name, then, speaks of psychoanalysis as deconstruction. It also invites opening to all fields in which undecidability is at stake. Hence the journal seeks contributions from all disciplines informed by deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Its aim is to enrich, to expand, to change: deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and everything that they touch upon.

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What Is the Institutional Form of Thinking?

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Published by the Western Literature Association in partnership with the University of Nebraska Press.

Since 1965, Western American Literature has been the leading peer-reviewed journal in the literary and cultural study of the North American West, defined broadly to include western Canada and northern Mexico. The journal constantly looks for new theoretical approaches to canonical figures as well as studies of emerging authors, filmmakers, and others who are expanding the canon of western literary and cultural production. While remaining grounded in the geography of the North American West, it continues to explore new approaches to literary and cultural studies more broadly, such as groundbreaking work in ecocriticism and scholarly support for the Hispanic Literary Heritage Recovery Project.

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“The Language of Shamans”: Jerome Rothenberg’s Contribution to American Indian Literature

Journal subscriptions are provided only to members of the Western Literature Association. Find more information here on how to join and receive your first copy.


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