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The Faulkner Journal

Co-Editors :

Cheryl Lester, University of Kansas 
Julie Beth Napolin, The New School 
Rebecca Nisetich, University of Southern Maine

Volume:
Volume
34 (2020)
Frequency:
Frequency
Semiannually
The Faulkner Journal is devoted to academic study of arguably the most important American writer of the Twentieth Century. Affiliated with the William Faulkner Society, it is advised by a board of distinguished scholars from around the world and publishes twice yearly.

Faulkner’s work has long encouraged an uncommonly rich variety of interpretive methods, and the editors welcome a range of scholarly approaches, including biographical, historical, theoretical, and textual. They seek submissions that put fresh perspectives into play with important earlier Faulkner research.
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Volume:
Volume
34 (2020)
Frequency
Semiannually
ISSN
Print: 0884-2949
Online: 2640-1703

Article types

The Faulkner Journal is devoted to academic study of arguably the most important American writer of the twentieth century. His work has long encouraged an uncommonly rich variety of interpretive methods, and the editors welcome a range of scholarly approaches, including biographical, historical, theoretical, and textual. The Faulkner Journal encourages the diversity of critical biographical, archival, and creative work being done in William Faulkner studies. In particular, we seek submissions that put fresh perspectives into play with important earlier Faulkner research.

Articles may be submitted via Scholastica. If you have additional questions, issues or require further information, you can email the editors:   
Cheryl Lester, University of Kansas chlester@ku.edu 
Julie Beth Napolin, The New School napolinj@newschool.edu 
Rebecca Nisetich, University of Southern Maine rebecca.nisetich@maine.edu

In addition to insightful essays, most issues contain book reviews. Book reviews are assigned by the book review editor, Solveig Dunkel. Inquiries related to book reviews may be directed to: dunkel.solveig@gmail.com

Submission requirements

Authors should submit their manuscripts online with Scholastica at faulknerjournal.scholasticahq.com/for-authors  

The Faulkner Journal requires submissions in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the MLA Handbook, 9th edition. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Submissions should be at least 5,000 words in length and should not exceed 10,000 words, including endnotes. An abstract of around 100 words and a brief author biographical statement should accompany each submission. 

The Faulkner Journal now adheres to a double-blind review process. Thus no information that would identify the author (including name, affiliation, and expressions of thanks to those who have helped with the project) should appear anywhere in the manuscript. Authors referring to their own prior published work should cite it as a third party would.

Please note that the journal will not consider work currently under review elsewhere. Once a manuscript has been submitted, we are unable to accept further revisions.

NOTE: It has come to our attention that communications sent via the Scholastica system occasionally get caught in spam/junk mail filters. To ensure that messages from The Faulkner Journal reach you, please provide a primary cc address in your author profile, if possible, and check your spam/junk mail folders periodically to make sure that our correspondence has not been diverted from your inbox.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Submission Policy: All submissions to The Faulkner Journal must be original work, and may not be under consideration elsewhere. We print essays that are in the range of 5,000-10,000 words, excluding footnotes (we do not consider longer work). 

Type of preliminary review: Upon receipt, the editorial group at The Faulkner Journal carefully screens submitted work for suitability. “Suitability” covers a wide range of considerations and does not always reflect negatively on the caliber of the submission. If the editors decide that the article is suitable for the journal, it will be sent out to two external reviewers. Typically, one reviewer will be a member of the editorial board and another, external reviewer will be selected based on expertise. Upon receipt of the two external reviewers, assuming they are in agreement, we will send a publication decision to the author: reject, revise and resubmit, or accept. If there is a marked disagreement between reviewers, then we will send the article to a third external reviewer before issuing a final decision. In general, if we sent out an essay for review, we believe that the essay has the potential to appear in the journal. 

Type of review: We have a double blind review process, meaning that any and all identifying marks must be removed from the essay prior to its being sent to readers. In general, we specify a two-month period for the completion of reviews. We ask readers to submit a report of approximately 400-500 words, though suggested revisions may run longer. The criteria for review include: 1) original contribution to the field of study; 2) engagement with critical debates in the field, or in the study author and/or literary work; 3) coherence and development of the essay’s argument; 4) supporting evidence for the essay’s claims. Readers generally recommend reject, revise/resubmit; accept without revisions. The latter recommendation is rare.

Revisions/Re-review: In the majority of cases, readers recommend revisions. The essay is returned to the author with two reports, and the time for revisions is at the author’s discretion, though in ordinary circumstances we recommend a minimum of 6 weeks. If the requested revisions are minor, the essay is then reviewed by the editorial group. If the requested revisions are more ambitious, the essay is returned to the readers. After acceptance the essay is assigned a publication date. 

Co-Editors

Cheryl Lester, University of Kansas    
Julie Beth Napolin, The New School    
Rebecca Nisetich, University of Southern Maine

Assistant Editor and Subscription Manager

Laura Wilson, Independent Scholar

Book Review Editor

Solveig Dunkel, Université Paris Nanterre

Student Intern

Lily Wilson, University of Southern Maine

Graduate Assistant

Angus Jackson, The New School

Faulkner Journal Advisory Board – December 2023

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Brown University   
Melanie Benson Taylor, Dartmouth College    
Michael P. Bibler, Louisiana State University   
John N. Duvall, Purdue University    
Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College    
Sarah Gleeson-White, University of Sydney   
Richard L. Godden, University of California, Irvine   
Catherine Gunther Kodat, Lawrence University    
Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic University    
Ahmed Honeini, Royal Holloway, University of London   
Barbara Ladd, Emory University    
Peter Lurie, University of Richmond   
John T. Matthews, Boston University    
Joanna Davis-McElligatt, University of North Texas   
Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam   
Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales   
Susan Scott Parrish, University of Michigan   
D. Matthew Ramsey, Salve Regina University    
Hans Skei, University of Oslo   
Frédérique Spill, Université de Picardie-Jules Verne     
Harilaos Stecopoulos, University of Iowa   
Jenna Sciuto, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts   
Theresa M. Towner, University of Texas at Dallas   
Jay Watson, University of Mississippi   
Randall Wilhelm, Anderson University   
Michael Zeitlin, University of British Columbia

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    • ArticleFirst, vol.VI, no.1, 1990-vol.25, no.2, 2010
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    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
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