EAL Journal

Early American Literature, published three times a year, is the journal of the Society of Early Americanists and of the MLA’s Forum on Early American Literature. Its province is American literature through the early national period (about 1830). Founded in 1965, EAL invites work treating Native American traditional expressions, colonial Ibero-American literature from North America, colonial American Francophone writings, Dutch colonial, and German American colonial literature as well as writings in English from British America and the US.

Katy Chiles (University of Tennessee, kchiles1@utk.edu)
Cassander L. Smith (University of Alabama, clsmith17@ua.edu)

See the Early American Literature website for additional information.

Table of Contents, Early American Literature


Early American Literature Book Prize Nominations Sought
Early American Literature Book Prize Nominations Sought
Early American Literature 2021 Book Prize Announcement
Early American Literature 2020 Book Prize Announcement
Early American Literature 2019 Book Prize Announcement
Early American Literature Podcast Launched
Early American Literature 2018 Book Prize Announcement



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2024 EAL Book Prize Nominations Sought February 16, 2024

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