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.

Sandra M. Gustafson
University of Notre Dame

Coeditor for Reviews
Marion Rust
University of Kentucky

Advisory Editor
David S. Shields
University of South Carolina

Editorial Assistant
Jay David Miller
University of Notre Dame


Editorial Board
Matt Cohen (University of Texas at Austin)​
Kathleen Donegan (University of California at Berkeley)
Paul Downes (University of Toronto)
​Gene Andrew Jarrett (Boston University)
​Carla Mulford (Pennsylvania State University)
​Meredith Neuman (Clark University)​
​Christopher Phillips (Lafayette College)​
Laura Stevens (University of Tulsa)
Lisa B. Voigt (Ohio State University, Columbus)
Edward Watts (Michigan State University)
Eric Wertheimer (Arizona State University)
Edward White (Tulane University)