Editorial statements from the presses in the American Literatures Initiative:

New York University Press (www.nyupress.org), Eric Zinner, Editor-in-Chief
We will pursue innovative work in American literary studies emerging in the “long” nineteenth century—from the Revolutionary period through early modernism—focused on the relationship of literary production to the world-shaping events of this period.

Fordham University Press (www.fordhampress.com), Fredric Nachbaur, Director
We are particularly interested in scholarship that rigorously extends disciplinary boundaries, especially among philosophy, religion, and literature and that showcases in fresh ways the methods of close reading.

Rutgers University Press (rutgerspress.rutgers.edu), Leslie Mitchner, Editor-in-Chief
We are most eager to find titles that cross lines among ethnic groups and minorities and open up discussion beyond a particular identity group.

Temple University Press (www.temple.edu/tempress), Sara Cohen, Editor-in-Chief
We will maintain our focus on race and ethnicity, emphasizing the literary production of relatively new immigrant groups or groups whose numbers are growing as a result of new waves of immigration.

University of Virginia Press (www.upress.virginia.edu), Cathie Brettschneider, Humanities Editor
We welcome submissions for our series, New World Studies, which publishes interdisciplinary, multilingual research that seeks to redefine the cultural map of the Americas, encompassing the Caribbean and continental North, Central, and South America. We also consider work in twentieth-century American literature, Black American literature and culture, and ethnic and postcolonial studies in language and literature.


Book series from the presses in the American Literatures Initiative:

NYU Press
America and the Long 19th Century

America and the Long 19th Century will publish innovative work in American literary studies from the revolutionary movements of the late 18th century through the early years of modernism at the turn of the 20th century. The series will focus on the relationship of formal and material literary production to the dynamic circulation of people, commodities, and technologies. By linking new archival and cultural research to literary studies, the series will feature works that engage with complex networks of influence, exchange, and appropriation. It will foreground the profoundly generative ideas about political and social life– animated as it was by racial, gender, and class formations–that emerged from the revolutionary movements and shifting geographies of the period. America and the Long 19th Century places the study of 19th–century American culture in its broader multi- and transnational contexts by publishing work that unsettles familiar cultural formations, including the presumptive stability of American literature itself.

University of Virginia Press
New World Studies

New World Studies publishes interdisciplinary research that seeks to redefine the cultural map of the Americas and to propose particularly stimulating points of departure for an emerging field. Encompassing the Caribbean as well as continental North, Central, and South America, the series books examine cultural processes within the hemisphere, taking into account the economic, demographic, and historical phenomena that shape them. Given the increasing diversity and richness of the linguistic and cultural traditions in the Americas, the need for research that privileges neither the English-speaking United States nor Spanish-speaking Latin America has never been greater. The series is designed to bring the best of this new research into an identifiable forum and to channel its results to the rapidly evolving audience for cultural studies.