a journal of critical literary studies

Welcome to College Literature

College Literature publishes original and innovative scholarly research across the various periods, intellectual fields, and geographical locations that comprise the changing discipline of Anglophone and comparative literary studies. The journal is committed to the renewal of critique, and seeks to question both inherited disciplinary frameworks and new critical orthodoxies.

College Literature is published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press.


"I have remained a reader of College Literature because of its in-depth coverage of theoretical as well as practical issues, always in their active intellectual relationship — a rare combination indeed."

-Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Columbia University

"Among the many available… journals to refer to, teach with, and, above all, read, College Literature is surely one of the finest and most readable."

-Mary Ann Caws
City University of New York