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South Central Review

Editor :

Richard J. Golsan, Texas A&M University

39 (2022)
3 issues
Now boasting more than a quarter century of publication, South Central Review publishes a stimulating mix of interdisciplinary scholarly articles, essays, interviews, and opinion pieces. Topics covered include literary criticism, film studies, philosophy and history, as well as current debates on important cultural and political topics. Contributors have included Tzvetan Todorov, Susan Suleiman, Michael Mewshaw, Andre Codrescu, Marjorie Perloff, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Yvegny Yevtushenko. South Central Review is the official journal of the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA).
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Article Submissions

South Central Review (SCRev) welcomes articles, written in English, on any aspect of literature, literary history, film, or cultural studies. Manuscripts should conform to the documentation style of Chapters 14 & 15 in The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. If an article is accepted, we will require the author submit the article in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (.rtf) and the file must be PC compatible. Contributors must be SCMLA members at the time of publication.

Submissions should be between 6,500 and 8,000 words, inclusive
of notes. Essay submissions should be emailed to  Address the attached cover letter to:

Dr. Nicholas Lawrence
Managing Editor, South Central Review
476 Hubbard Drive, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Lancaster, SC 29720.

Book Reviews

SCRev does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Email all inquiries regarding book reviews to Dr. Christiopher Bundrick, at  Address the attached cover letter to

Dr. Christopher Bundrick
Book Review Editor, South Central Review
476 Hubbard Drive, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Lancaster, SC 29720

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review

South Central Review is the official journal of the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA). It publishes original articles of 6,000 to 9,000 words, as well as interviews, special features, as well as special issues on important and timely topics in the humanities.

All submissions are vetted by the editorial staff before being sent out to experts in the field to which they apply. The journal’s policy is to double blind review all submissions: following an initial reading by the editorial board, two expert readers are invited to review the essay. Final decisions are generally communicated to authors within three to six months. 

South Central Review also accepts proposals for special issues. For special issues, a two-page description of the topic should be submitted, along with a list of contributors who have agreed to contribute to the issue and the cv’s of all prospective contributors. Proposals are reviewed by the editorial board, and generally by one or two experts in the field. Once approved, it is the responsibility of the guest editor to assemble and review the essays, asking for revisions if necessary. The entire issue is then submitted to South Central Review for a final review. 

Interviews and special features (commentaries, review essays, etc.) are published at the discretion of the Editors. 

In keeping with SCMLA policy, all contributors to South Central Review are expected to be members of SCMLA in the year their article appears. 


Richard J. Golsan, Texas A&M University

Associate Editors

Howard Marchitello, Rutgers–Camden
Larry J. Reynolds, Texas A&M University

Managing Editor

Nicholas Lawrence, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Book Review Editor

Christopher Bundrick, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Consulting Editors

Sarah Peters (American Literature) East Central University
Barbara Will (British Literature) Dartmouth College
Robert Zaretsky (French) University of Houston
Stefanie Harris (German) Texas A&M University
Kristi Sweet (Philosophy/Critical Theory) Texas A&M
Nancy LaGreca (Spanish) University of Oklahoma

Advisory Board

Russell Berman, Stanford University
Mary Jean Green, Dartmouth College
Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Stanford University
Ross Chambers, University of Michican
Lynn Higgins, Dartmouth College
Steven Ungar, University of Iowa
Reed Way Dasenbrock, University of New Mexico
Van Kelly, University of Kansas
Denis Hollier, New York University
Henry Rousso, IHTP, Paris
Pascal Bruckner, Sciences Politiques, Paris
Susan Suleiman, Harvard University
Tzvetan Todorov, CNRS, Paris
Terry Anderson, Texas A&M University
Christopher Flood, University of Surrey
Melanie Hawthorne, Texas A&M University

Direct all books for review and inquiries regarding reviews to the Book Review Editor, Christopher Bundrick, University of South Carolina Lancaster, PO Box 889, Lancaster SC 29721, bundrick@sc.eduSCRev does not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
  • EBSCOhost
    • Humanities International Complete, 1/1/2003-
    • Humanities International Index, 1/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/2003-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/2003-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2003-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2011-
  • Gale
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.12, no.3/4, 1995-vol.28, no.3, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.21, no.1, 2004-vol.28, no.3, 2011
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.25, n.1, 2008-v.27, n.1/2, 2010
  • ProQuest
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 04/01/2008-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 04/01/2008-
    • Arts Premium Collection, 4/1/2008-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online, 10/1/1959-10/1/1959
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 04/01/2008-
    • ProQuest 5000, 04/01/2008-
    • ProQuest Central, 04/01/2008-
    • Research Library, 04/01/2008-

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of English Studies (Ceased) (Print)
  • Children's Literature Abstracts (Ceased) (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals (Ceased) (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

Published three times a year

Readers include: Scholars and students of literary criticism, film studies, philosophy and history; and members of the South Central Modern Language Association

Print circulation: 356

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July Issue - May 15
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