Books and Publications

Books and Publications

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Journals, Literary Magazines, and Book Series

Prairie Schooner

The Prairie Schooner, founded in 1927 at the University of Nebraska, is widely recognized as one of the premiere literary magazines in the nation. Glenna Luschei Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes and Managing Editor Ashley Strosnider lead a team of undergraduate interns, graduate editorial staff, and alumni readers who help publish the quarterly literary magazine and its podcast, Air Schooner.

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American Life in Poetry

American Life in Poetry is an initiative of Ted Kooser that provides newspapers and online publications with a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems. The project was founded in 2005 through a partnership of The Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress. The Department of English provides administrative support and is home to the project's offices.

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Provocations

Provocations is a publication of the University of Nebraska Press edited by Marco Abel and Roland Végső. The series publishes short theoretical interventions (30,000 to 50,000-words) into contemporary debates within the humanities and social sciences.

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Cather Studies

A journal of literary, cultural and place studies

Begun in 1990, Cather Studies is a biennial forum for Cather scholarship and criticism sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in cooperation with the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation and published by the University of Nebraska Press. It includes articles on all aspects of Cather studies: biography, various critical approaches to the art of Cather, her literary relationships and reputation, the artistic, historical, intellectual, religious, economic, political, and social backgrounds to her work.

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Scholarly Editing

The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing

Scholarly Editing is the digital, open-access successor to the prestigious print journal Documentary Editing. Under the direction of editors Amanda Gailey and Andrew Jewell, the annual journal publishes small-scale digital editions of cultural materials, as well as peer-reviewed essays about editorial theory and practice. Faculty and students from the Department of English and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities have served as editorial assistants, designers, and contributors.

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Western American Literature

A journal of literary, cultural and place studies

Since its inception in 1965, Western American Literature has been the leading peer-reviewed journal in the literary and cultural study of the North American West, defined broadly to include western Canada and northern Mexico. Tom Lynch currently serves as editor of this prestigious journal, published by the Western Literature Association (WLA), of which many UNL faculty members and graduate students are a part.

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Watershed

Ancillary Theoretic Pursuits

Watershed is an independent blog of critical theory by graduate students of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The blog, which began as a series of conversations between graduate students, features connections, explorations and responses to multiple theories, theorists, and issues of interest.

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Laurus

Laurus, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's undergraduate literary magazine, publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction and visual artwork created and edited exclusively by UNL undergraduates. The magazine publishes and prints its annual issue every spring, and publishes additional mini-issues online throughout the year.

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