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Issue 3,
September 1, 2021

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American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field. Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors—from colonial to contemporary—as well as an extensive book review section; a “Brief Mention” section offering citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an “Announcements” section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities. Read more...

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The Norman Foerster Prize

Congratulations to Carlos Alonso Nugent, winner of the 2020 Norman Foerster Prize for the essay "Lost Archives, Lost Lands: Rereading New Mexico’s Imagined Environments."


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