Studies in the Literary Imagination

Studies in the Literary Imagination is a biannual scholarly journal focusing on special topics in literature and enjoys a worldwide audience with contributing editors and authors considered the leaders in their fields. SLI is unique among scholarly journals in that it relies on an editorial committee to review proposals from potential guest editors, who then invite scholars to contribute articles exploring different aspects of a particular theme. One of the favorable distinctions resulting from this practice is that each issue is topic driven; in this sense, SLI serves more as a monograph series than as a typical journal.

Last issue published June 2017: Spring 2016 (Vol. 49.1), New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines: Man of Letters (contributing ed. Lillie Anne Brown). Forthcoming: Voice of Reason: Studies of John Henry Newman (contributing ed. Paul H. Schmidt).

SLI 49.1 front cover image of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Point Coupee Plantation, Oscar, Louisiana, by Lillie Anne Brown, 2006. Used by permission.


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Studies in the Literary Imagination, Department of English
Georgia State University, PO Box 3970
Atlanta, GA 30302-3970

Phone: 404-413-5811   Editor: Paul Schmidt   Managing Editor: Lori Howard   Email: