New Literary History at 50
Lecture | November 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Please join Bruce Holsinger, incoming editor of New Literary History, for an informal presentation and discussion about the journals current direction and future prospects as NLH begins its fiftieth anniversary year. Intended primarily for early career scholars in the literary humanities (advanced graduate students, instructors, and assistant professors) though open to all, the hour-long session has two purposes: (1) to inform colleagues at Berkeley about opportunities for publishing in NLH, including the journals current aims and expectations; (2) to solicit input on the purpose and mission of a journal of literary history and theory in a moment of institutional change and crisis. If you are interested in submitting to the journal and would like to set up a separate appointment to discuss a potential contribution, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 5.
New Literary History focuses on questions of theory, method, interpretation, and literary history. It welcomes contributions from a wide range of intellectual perspectives. The distinctiveness of NLH lies in its commitment to scrutinizing the principles and procedures of interpretation, to rethinking theory and method, and to reassessing the current buzzwords and bywords of scholarly argument. The two previous editors of NLH were Ralph Cohen (1969-2013) and Rita Felski (2013-2018).