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South Central Review

Published three times a year by Johns Hopkins University Press, South Central Review is the official journal of the scholars, students, and members of the South Central Modern Language Association.


While featuring the scholarship of organization members, SCRev also strives to address current issues of cultural and literary importance.  To that end, special issues have been offered such as: Spain Modern and Postmodern at the Millenium (ed. Janet Pérez [Spring-Summer 2001]), Whose Body?: Recognizing Feminist Mystery and Detective Fiction (eds. Pamela R. Matthews and Mary Ann O'Farrell [Fall-Winter 2001]), and 9/11 (Summer-Fall 2002) to name just a few. 


In addition to special issues, regular readers can find article clusters on important topics, for example: "Heidegger and de Man Revisited," "Literature after Revolution," "Eudora Welty," and "Teaching French."  As always, South Central Review's regular issues offer essays on a variety of topics in the field of literary studies.


South Central Review is proud to be offered in print or digital versions through John Hopkins University PressProject MUSE, and JSTOR. 


"What is your favorite novel?"


During the 2020 pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.


We are inviting SCMLA members to submit essays to Nick Lawrence by email at Our submission deadline for essays is April 30, 2021. We will accommodate as many essays as we can, but obviously there is the possibility that not all submissions can be included. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Richard J. Golsan, Editor
South Central Review
Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures

Texas A&M University

205 Academic Building 4215 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-4215
Phone: 979-845-2124


For submission information, please contact:

Nicholas Lawrence

Managing EditorSouth Central Review

Assistant Professor of English

University of South Carolina Lancaster

476 Hubbard Dr.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Phone: 803-313-7167



For book review inquiries, please contact:

Christopher Bundrick

Book Review Editor, South Central Review

Associate Professor of English

University of South Carolina Lancaster

476 Hubbard Drive

Lancaster, SC 29720