James Baldwin Review

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin A. Joyce, and Dwight A. McBride

James Baldwin Review
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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2056-9211 (Online)
  • Frequency: Annual


The James Baldwin Review (JBR) is an annual, Open Access, and peer-reviewed journal. It brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’ writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure. The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin, particularly those that engage with the writer’s continuing relevance in our current times and contexts.

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Editorial Board

Douglas Field, University of Manchester
Justin A. Joyce, Emory University
Dwight A. McBride, Emory University

Associate Editors
Houston A. Baker, Vanderbilt University 
Rosa Bobia, Kennesaw State University 
Herb Boyd, City College of New York 
Morris Dickstein, CUNY Graduate Center 
Eddie Glaude, Princeton University
Clarence E. Hardy III, Yale University
Randall Kenan, University of North Carolina
Sedat Pakay, Photographer-Film Maker
Ed Pavlić, University of Georgia
Hortense Spillers, Vanderbilt University
Eleanor W. Traylor, Howard University
Cheryl Wall, Rutgers University 

Contributing Editors
Matt Brim, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Rich Blint, Columbia University 
Robert J. Corber, Trinity College 
Margo Natalie Crawford, Cornell University
Michele Elam, Stanford University
Roderick A. Ferguson, University of Minnesota
Jacqueline Goldsby, Yale University
Nigel Hatton, University of California, Merced
Carol E. Henderson, University of Delaware
E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University
Cora Kaplan, University of Southampton 
John Keene, Rutgers University
D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University
Joshua L. Miller, University of Michigan 
Brian Norman, Loyola University Maryland 
Claudine Raynaud, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Robert Reid-Pharr, CUNY Graduate Center
Alan Rice, University of Central Lancashire
Marlon Ross, University of Virginia
Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London 
Lynn O. Scott, Michigan State University
Courtney Thorsson, University of Oregon 
Maurice Wallace, Duke University
Dagmawi Woubshet, Cornell University 
Michelle Wright, Northwestern University 
Magdalena J. Zaborowska, University of Michigan
Leah Mirakhor, Yale University


The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. Possible contributors should contact the managing editor at [email protected].

Each year the journal also publishes an outstanding essay by a graduate student. Submissions from graduate students should be marked as such, and all submissions must be accompanied by a 250-word abstract and a list of keywords.

Articles in JBR will be published online, with no access, submission, or subscription fees.  Full submission details and author guidelines available here.


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