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Contemporary Literature: 62 (4)

About Contemporary Literature

Contemporary Literature publishes scholarly essays on contemporary writing in English, interviews with established and emerging authors, and reviews of recent critical books in the field. The journal welcomes articles on multiple genres, including poetry, the novel, drama, creative nonfiction, new media and digital literature, and graphic narrative. Contemporary Literature published the first articles on Thomas Pynchon and Susan Howe and the first interviews with Margaret Drabble and Don DeLillo; it also helped to introduce Kazuo Ishiguro, Eavan Boland, and J. M. Coetzee to American readers. As a forum for discussing issues animating the range of contemporary literary studies, Contemporary Literature features the full diversity of critical practices. The editors seek articles that frame their analysis of texts within larger literary historical, theoretical, or cultural debates.

Latest Articles

  • The Poetry of Climatic Witness: Slam Poets at United Nations Climate Summits
    Sarah Dimick
  • Black Sounds and Phonographic Poetry
    Jessica E. Teague
  • Terrorist Epidemiologies
    Kalyan Nadminti
  • Contributors
  • Index to Volumes 61 and 62
  • An Interview with Behrouz Boochani
    Tom Toremans