PHILIP ROTH STUDIES publishes essays that cover the entire span of Roth’s oeuvre. In past volumes we have featured a variety of essays on the author’s post-1990 fiction, such as pieces focusing on OPERATION SHYLOCK, AMERICAN PASTORAL, THE HUMAN STAIN, and THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.
However, we are particularly interested in receiving more submissions that concentrate on Roth’s earlier fiction and/or those texts that have received little scholarly attention over the past decade—e.g., LETTING GO, WHEN SHE WAS GOOD, OUR GANG, MY LIFE AS A MAN, THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE, THE PRAGUE ORGY, THE FACTS, and DECEPTION.
The journal is also interested in publishing note-length essays (1,000-2,500 words) that are more limited or pointed in their focus.
If you would like to contribute work reflecting these interests—either novels that receive little attention or note-length pieces that cover any topic—or if you have any questions regarding the journal, contact the executive editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHILIP ROTH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Purdue University Press, in cooperation with the Philip Roth Society. It welcomes all writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance. Essays should be between 5,000-8,000 words in length, and notes should not exceed 2,500 words. A brief abstract (approximately 50 words) should accompany each submission. Manuscripts and book reviews must be prepared according to the MLA STYLE MANUAL AND GUIDE TO SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING, 3rd ed. (2008), and should contain endnotes rather than footnotes. All submissions must be sent via email as an attached document. Please address all submissions and queries to the executive editor, Derek Parker Royal, at email@example.com.
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