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English Literature Scholarly Journal Reviews: E - K

Reviews of significant journals in the English Literature field, created by students in Dr. Lisa Ottum's ENGL 303 Literary Criticism course, Fall 2013.

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The National Council of Teachers of English publishes English Journal as a resource “for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools. It presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language, and includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms” (NCTE). Published both online and in print, this journal takes the traditional format of an academic journal, but the issues it covers could be considered innovative or “cutting-edge.” For example, as the Common Core standards are making their way into public schools around the country, articles on the best ways to assess and evaluate standards-based learning increasingly appear in the latest issues. Each issue of the journal has a theme, and many themes occur annually, such as the “Issues and Innovations” issue and the “Preventing Bullying Behaviors” issue.

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The Hemingway Review, established in 1993, has released two issues every November and May since then. It is published by The University of Idaho Press, in collaboration with The Hemingway Society, and can be accessed electronically through the Xavier library’s website. The journal’s aim is to take a deeper look at Hemingway’s life and works, a goal achieved mostly through scholarly articles, though each issue also features notes, book reviews and a current bibliography.

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JCP is the official, peer-reviewed academic journal of the Popular Culture Association. It was a quarterly journal when it was first published in 1967, and is now published six times a year and can be accessed electronically at Xavier. JCP aims to break down the barriers between so-called “high” and “low” culture and focuses on filling in the gaps that a neglect of popular culture has left in our understanding of the working of society. It relies on the belief that the perspectives and experiences of common folk offer compelling insights into the social world.