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Volume 89,
Issue 3,
September 1, 2017

About the Journal

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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Priscilla Wald, Matthew Taylor

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The Norman Foerster Prize

The 2016 Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature was awarded to Meina Yates-Richard, for her essay "‘WHAT IS YOUR MOTHER’S NAME?’: Maternal Disavowal and the Reverberating Aesthetic of Black Women’s Pain in Black Nationalist Literature” in issue 88:3.

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