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 2018: Fall 2016 (Vol. 49.2), Voice of Reason: The Literary Influence of John Henry Newman (contributing ed. Paul H. Schmidt). Forthcoming: Twenty-first-Century American Crises (Parts 1 & 2) (contributing eds. Ana Fernandez-Caparros and Anna M. Brigido-Corachan).

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: