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J19: The Journal of Nineteenth Century Americanists

Editors :

Sarah Chinn, Hunter College and Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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J19 is the official publication of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Published twice annually, the journal is dedicated to publishing innovative research on and analysis of the "long nineteenth century" (1783-1914).
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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The editors invite essay submissions in all areas of American cultural studies from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Manuscripts should not be under consideration elsewhere, and they should not identify the author except on an accompanying sheet that includes the title of the submission, the name of the author, and the author's regular-mail and email addresses.

Traditional essay manuscripts must include a 100-200 word abstract and be submitted as a Word document. Manuscripts of between 9,000 and 12,000 words including notes, will be peer-reviewed in a timely manner. We encourage submissions from all disciplines.

The Editors solicit Pleasure Reading submissions of brief (3,000-4,000 word) essays about a text—visual or artifact, literary or critical, old or new, material or virtual—that  brought you pleasure and that you believe will bring pleasure to others.  Submissions should focus on the content of the text as well as its significance for other readers, and should convey the terms of your enjoyment.  These are neither book reviews nor scholarly articles.  They are accounts of books, articles, images, objects that have influenced your writing, your thinking, or your living. The editors are seeking pieces that are thoughtful, inventive, enthusiastic and above all fun to read. They are not subject to the essay submission/review process but instead will be read by the editors.  The editors welcome queries about your ideas for possible submissions. (Here is a sample piece by Stacey Margolis, Univ. of Utah)

Submit manuscripts via email to: J19editors@gmail.com

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Editors

Sarah E. Chinn
Professor
Hunter College, CUNY 
j19schinn@gmail.com

Brigitte Fielder
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
j19bfielder@gmail.com
Managing Editor

Natalie Baggett
Vanderbilt University

Editorial Advisory Board

Jesse Alemán
Professor of English
University of New Mexico

John Levi Barnard
Associate Professor, English
University of Illinois

Cristin Ellis
Assistant Professor of English 
University of Mississippi

Jonathan Elmer
Professor of English
Indiana University

Bert Emerson
Associate Professor of English
Whitworth University

Benjamin Fagan
Associate Professor of English
Auburn University

Jennifer Greiman
Associate Professor of English
Wake Forest University

Paul Hurh
Associate Professor of English
University of Arizona

Julia H. Lee
Professor of Asian American Studies
University of California at Irvine

Laura Mielke
Dean’s Professor
University of Kansas

Nadia Nurhussein
Professor of English and Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Eliza Richards
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rafael Walker
Assistant Professor of English
Baruch College, CUNY

Kathryn Walkiewicz
Assistant Professor
University of California at San Diego

Elizabeth Young
Professor of English
Mount Holyoke College

New Feature of J19. Books get reviews and conference papers get questions, but journal articles—so central to our intellectual lives as scholars and teachers—often get no immediate response. With our new “Letters” section, J19 seeks to provide a forum for readers’ comments, questions, critiques and suggestions. These responses, we hope, will not only be useful for writers, but will foster networks of scholars who are working on related topics or problems. More broadly, we see the “Letters” section as a site for debate, conversation, and community. The editors thus solicit letters of no more than 1000 words in dialogue with essays from previous issues. 

J19 does not review individual books. We do, however, publish state-of-the-field review essays. If you are interested in submitting a review essay on 3 or more current books in the same subfield, please contact the editors. G19, the  C19 graduate student caucus, also conducts interviews with scholars on their recent books. For past and current conversations: G19 Forum.

In 2015 we initiated the C19 Circuit, short regional events and workshops focused on bringing together area students, teachers, and scholars to discuss topics related to nineteenth-century America. The first Circuit event entailed a reading and discussion of a previously unknown nineteenth-century manuscript play written and performed by students at a military academy in Vermont in 1838—Philip, or the Indian Chief, held at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Other Circuit events have focused on the preservation of archives (NYU), the legacy of W. E. B. DuBois (Library Company of Philadelphia), and American women writers and quotation (TAMU-CC). We are hoping to revive this series for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Emerging sources Citation Index 

Published twice a year.

Readers include: Scholars/students of American culture and literature from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries 

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