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Resources for American Literary Study

Jackson R. Bryer, Editor
Richard Kopley, Editor


Forthcoming 2017
Annual Publication
ISSN 0048-7384
E-ISSN 1529-1502
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Resources for American Literary Study

Jackson R. Bryer, Editor
Richard Kopley, Editor

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Call for Editors

Resources for American Literary Study has returned to Penn State University Press and is approaching a transition. Its editors, Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley, are seeking successors. Those interested in applying for the editorship of the journal should send a letter of interest and c.v. to Diana Pesek, Journals Manager, Penn State University Press, at Applications by pairs of scholars, as well as nominations of candidates, are also welcome. Expressions of interest should be sent no later than December 31, 2017.


Resources for American Literary Study is a scholarly periodical devoted to archival discovery and bibliographical analysis. Its subject area is the full range of works of American literature. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies. Regular features include installments of the series "Prospects for the Study of American Literature" and a rich selection of reviews and review essays. The targeted audience of the journal is a scholarly one, from the graduate student to the senior professor.

Jackson R. Bryer, University of Maryland
Richard Kopley, The Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

Managing Editor
Donna Black

Associate Editor
Gib Prettyman, The Pennsylvania State University, Fayette–The Eberly Campus

Review Editor
MaryEllen Higgins, The Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny

Editorial Advisory Board
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland
Bernard W. Bell, The Pennsylvania State University
Alfred Bendixen, Princeton University
Lawrence I. Buell, Harvard University
Phyllis Cole, The Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
Jerome Klinkowitz, University of Northern Iowa
Shirley Moody-Turner, The Pennsylvania State University
Joel Myerson, Universitiy of South Carolina
James Nagel, University of Georgia
Sandra Petrulionis, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio
David S. Reynolds, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Gary F. Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico
Robert Secor, The Pennsylvana State University
David S. Shields, University of South Carolina
G. Thomas Tanselle, Independent Scholar
Linda Wagner-Martin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Call for Papers: Volume 40

Archival works and bibliographical studies will be reviewed by distinguished scholars of American literature on a timely basis. Varied lengths may be accommodated. Documentation should follow the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook. For consideration for Volume 40, please submit your piece to by December 31, 2017. Queries are welcome; please send them to either Jackson R. Bryer at or Richard Kopley at .


To submit an article to Resources for American Literary Study, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article to the editorial office.

All manuscripts should be written in English. All works considered appropriate for RALS are sent for anonymous peer review. An author should not include his or her name on the manuscript; all internal identifying references and notes should be masked for the review process. The editors cannot review or accept articles that have been previously published in any form or are under consideration at any other journal or publisher.

Persons interested in reviewing books or digital resources should contact the Review Editor, MaryEllen Higgins at . Review copies of scholarly books based on archival research in American literature and invitations to review digital American literary resources should also be sent to the Review Editor.

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