Inviting Nominations of First Books for the 2016 Prize


Early American Literature invites nominations of first books for its 2016 Book Prize, given to the best newly released academic book about American literature in the colonial period through the early republic.

The deadline for nominations is February 2, 2016. Read more




Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue


Early American Literature is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. A special issue to mark the occasion is available from the University of North Carolina Press. The issue features articles by Rolena Adorno, Wai Chee Dimock, Simon Gikandi, David Shields, and Priscilla Wald, and an introduction by editor Sandra M. Gustafson.

Individual copies of the issue are available from the press now. Contact and subscription information is available.




Winners of the 2015 EAL Book Prize


Anna Brickhouse for The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford UP)

Wil Verhoeven for Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britian, 1789-1802 (Cambridge UP)

Congratulations! Read more