Journal of Modern Literature

More than four decades after its founding, the Journal of Modern Literature remains a leading scholarly journal in the field of modern and contemporary literature and is widely recognized as such. It emphasizes scholarly studies of literature in all languages, as well as related arts and cultural artifacts, from 1900 to the present. International in its scope, its contributors include scholars from Australia, Canada, China, England, Denmark, France, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Spain, and Turkey.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: quarterly
  • ISSN: 0022-281X
  • eISSN: 1529-1464
  • Keywords: Aesthetics, Arts & Culture, Feminism, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Modern Literature, Narratives, Poetry, Political Philosophy, Popular Culture
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1970)

Additional Information

Submission Info

The editors welcome submissions of scholarly studies of literature in all languages, as well as related arts and cultural artifacts from 1900 to the present. Papers should conform to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, current edition, and should be accompanied by a 100-150 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. Submissions should not exceed 9,000 words total. JML does not consider manuscripts that are under review elsewhere or that have been previously published. However, we understand the inconvenience of tying up an essay for a lengthy period and therefore will make every effort to respond to each submission in a timely fashion. Submit electronic copies of anonymous manuscripts (in Word or RTF format) via e-mail to: Laurel Garver at

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Journal of Modern Literature
921 Anderson Hall
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122 USA

  • Robert L. Caserio
  • Paula Marantz Cohen
  • Janet Lyon
  • Daniel T. O'Hara
  • Jean-Michel Rabaté
Managing Editor
  • Laurel Garver
Copyrights Editor
  • Robert Spoo
Advisory Editors
  • Sheldon Brivic, Temple University
  • Ruben Borg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Andrè Carrington, Drexel University
  • Maria DiBattista, Princeton University
  • Jonathan Eburne, Penn State University
  • Alan Golding, University of Louisville
  • Matt Hart, Columbia University
  • Eric Hayot, Penn State University
  • Aaron Jaffe, University of Louisville
  • Eric Keenaghan, The University at Albany, SUNY
  • Linda Kinnahan, Duquesne University
  • Charles Lock, University of Copenhagen
  • Marina MacKay, Oxford University
  • Gina MacKenzie, Holy Family University
  • Peter Lancelot Mallios, University of Maryland
  • Hortensia Morrell, Temple University
  • Ira B. Nadel, University of British Columbia
  • Aldon Nielsen, Penn State University
  • Patrick Pritchett, Amherst College
  • Richard Purcell, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Robin Schulze, University of Delaware
  • Urmila Seshagiri, University of Tennessee
  • Alan Singer, Temple University
  • Christopher Soufas, Temple University
  • Robert T. Tally, Jr., Texas State University
  • Jennifer Yusin, Drexel University

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  • MLA Bibliography
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