UPDATE: [Collections] Literature in the Early American Republic (LEAR)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Wynn Sivils
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journal published by AMS Press welcomes a wide range of submissions on the
literary culture of the United States from the adoption of the Constitution
in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851. We also seek
submissions addressing (or establishing critical editions of) unpublished
archival manuscripts (letters, diaries, poems, and other documents) of
cultural or literary relevance to the period.

Studies dealing with the work and influence of James Fenimore Cooper and
other significant literary figures of the New Republic are especially
welcome (e.g., William Apess, William Bartram, Ann Eliza Bleecker, Charles
Brockden Brown, Lydia Maria Child, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur,
Olaudah Equiano, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Freneau, Margaret Fuller,
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Judith Sargent Murray,
Thomas Paine, Edgar Allan Poe, Susanna Rowson, Catherine Maria Sedgwick,
William Gilmore Simms, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Royall Tyler, Mercy Otis
Warren, and Phillis Wheatleyâ€"to name a few).

We prefer electronic submissions (with files in Microsoft Word), but
contributors sending manuscripts via regular mail should provide three
double-spaced copies accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Please format essays in accordance with THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (15th
edition), using their “short endnotes and full bibliography” method (see
sections 16.3, 16.42, 16.44, and 17.179).

As all submissions undergo review by outside readers, the author’s name
should appear only on the cover page. An author whose essay is selected for
publication will be asked to provide a brief abstract and one copy of the
article on disc, using the most recent version of Microsoft Word. Whenever
available, authors should use as their primary texts those scholarly
editions approved by the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly
Editions. For example, in the case of Cooper, authors should use those
editions approved by the “Writings of James Fenimore Cooper” and published
by AMS Press and SUNY Press.

LEAR is edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils (Iowa State University) and Jeffrey
Walker (Oklahoma State University). Lance Schachterle (Worcester
Polytechnic Institute) serves as an advisory editor.

Please send electronic submissions to Matthew Wynn Sivils at sivils [at]

Address regular mail submissions to
Matthew Wynn Sivils, co-editor
Literature in the Early American Republic
203 Ross Hall
Department of English
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1201

The deadline for consideration in our second volume has been extended to 1
October 2008.

For more information, please visit http://www.amspressinc.com/lear.html

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