Studies in the Literary Imagination

*Please see our Calls for Papers page for the CFP for an upcoming special issue on the “Literature of Atlanta.”*

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 February 2020: Spring 2018 (Vol. 51.1), Suicidal Romanticism: Origins and Influences (contributing editor Michelle Faubert). Our next issue, Vol. 51.2, is Reading Love with Murdoch: Philosophy and Literature in the Work of Iris Murdoch (contributing editor Rossie Artemis).

SLI 51.1 front cover image is a detail from X. B. Saintine [Joseph Xavier Boniface]. Le Chemin des Écoliers; Promenade de Paris à Marly-le-Roy, en suivant les bords du Rhin. Avec 450 vignettes. Paris, 1861, p. 538. From the British Library’s online collection and in the public domain. SLI 50.1 front cover image (below) “Red Blanket and Plaid Shirt in the Rio Grande, near San Ignacio, Texas, 2011,” by Susan Harbage Page. Used by permission.

In addition to being available in print, SLI is available digitally through Project Muse, EBSCOHost, and ProQuest.

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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: