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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

Description

James Baldwin Review (JBR) is an annual journal that brings together a wide array of peer‐reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin; catalyze explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism; and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

You can purchase print editions of James Baldwin Review from Manchester University Press.

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Editorial Board

Editors
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
Leah Mirakhor, Yale University
Brian Norman, Simmons University
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, Emory University
Magdalena J. Zaborowska, University of Michigan

Submissions

Information for authors

The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. Possible contributors are welcome to discuss an article proposal or outline with the Managing Editor before committing to a full submission.

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. Please consult our detailed submission instructions on our website:

Submission guidelines

  • Submission to and publication in JBR is free. No submission fee or article processing charge will be applied.
  • Articles should be a minimum of 5,000 words and not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. The author is responsible for the word count.
  • Articles must include an article abstract of no more than 300 words and a list of between 3 and 6 key words.
  • Since articles will undergo a blind review process, ensure that your name and institutional address do not appear anywhere in the article itself.
  • Please print your name, institutional address, and e-mail address on a separate page at the end of your article.
  • Articles must be prepared according to the Submission Guidelines. Final submissions which do not follow JBR‘s style will be returned for revision.
  • Authors must read and prepare their article in accordance with MUP’s Ethics Statement.
  • Permission will need to be gained to use any material owned by a third-party. Evidence of permission should for forwarded to the Managing Editor.
  • Authors will be required to sign a licence to publish, granting MUP the non-exclusive right to publish the Version of Record.

Peer Review Process

Submissions to James Baldwin Review will undergo a blind peer review process by two reviewers. We rely on experts for candid but fair advice in our review process. Referees assess the originality and the literary/scholarly merit of a submission’s argument. We operate a ‘double-blind’ refereeing process whereby author(s) and reviewers never know each other’s identities.

Copyright notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. The work may not be remixed, transformed or built upon and any reuse or sharing must be non-commercial.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Call for Papers

 

JBR Vol 5 CFP

James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its fifth volume. An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacies of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

For its fifth volume, JBR is specifically interested in essays that explore the international breadth of Baldwin’s life and writings, especially those utilizing a comparative approach. For example, an essay might meditate on Baldwin’s personal experience of international travel, Baldwin’s international influence, or how the international circulation of Baldwin’s writings has impacted or continues to impact social, political, and cultural processes in different parts of the world.

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. Please consult our detailed submission instructions on our website:

https://jbr.openlibrary.manchester.ac.uk/index.php/jbr/index

We accept submissions throughout the year but in order to receive fullest consideration for volume 5, submissions must be received by January 1st 2019.

It is the aim of James Baldwin Review to provide a vibrant and multidisciplinary forum for the international community of Baldwin scholars, students, and enthusiasts.

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Ethics

You can access our full ethics statement here.

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