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Steinbeck Review

  • Barbara A. Heavilin

  • Biannual Publication
  • ISSN 1546-007X
  • E-ISSN 1754-6087

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Steinbeck Review is an authorized publication on the life and works of American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968). It publishes scholarly articles; notes; book and performance reviews; creative writing; original artwork; short intercalary pieces offering fresh perspectives, including notes on contemporary references to Steinbeck, discussions of the contexts of his work, and an occasional poem. Review has a three-fold mission of broadening the scope of Steinbeck criticism, promoting the work of new and established scholars, and serving as a resource for Steinbeck teachers at all levels.

Editor in Chief
Barbara A. Heavilin, Professor Emeritus, Taylor University
Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Associate Editor
Mary M. Brown, Indiana Wesleyan University

Assistant Editor
Cecilia Donohue, retired, Madonna University
John H. Timmerman, Professor Emeritus, Calvin College

Book Review Editor
Thomas E. Barden, Professor Emeritus, University of Toledo
Adjunct Faculty, Lourdes University

Kathleen Hicks, Grand Canyon University

Executive Editor
Paul Douglass, San Jose State University

Peter Van Coutren, San Jose State University

Editorial Board:
Christopher Andrews, McMurry University
Kyoko Ariki, Okayama Gakuin University
Richard Astro, Drexel University
Danica Čerče, University of Ljubljana
Donald V. Coers, Angelo State University
Jesse S. Crisler, Brigham Young University
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, Southern New Hampshire University
Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Jon Falsarella Dawson, University of Georgia
Thomas Fensch, Virginia Union University
Mimi Gladstein, University of Texas at El Paso
Charlotte Hadella, Southern Oregon University
Richard E. Hart, Bloomfield College
Kevin Hearle, Independent Scholar
Michael K. Hemp, Cannery Row Foundation
Jack Hicks, University of California, Davis
Michael Kowalewski, Carleton College
Luchen Li, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Robert Morsberger, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Kyoshi Nakayama, Kumamoto Gakuin University
Jay Parini, Middlebury College
Scott Pugh, Fukuoka Women’s College
Rodney P. Rice, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
W. Scott Simkins, Auburn University
Hiromasa Takamura, Osaka Ohtani University
Abby Werlock, St. Olaf College

Society information:
Since 1973, The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies has served researchers, teachers, students, and the public. The Center's collection is the country's preeminent Steinbeck archive, housing over 25,000 items, including letters, manuscripts, first editions, films, memorabilia, original art, and secondary works. The Center collaborates with other Steinbeck organizations and archives, such as the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and the Ball State University Libraries, as well as Stanford University and University of Texas, Austin. 

The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars (formerly The John Steinbeck Society of America) has been the sponsor and co-sponsor of numerous activities and conferences, including the recent ‘Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology,’ held at the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. The officers of the Society include Luchen Li, President (University of New Hampshire), Tom Barden, Vice President (University of Toledo, emeritus), and Nicholas P. Taylor, Executive Vice President (San Jose State University). For information on joining the society, please contact the Center for Steinbeck Studies at

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