Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.

Nineteenth-Century French Studies

For those who would like to publish scholarly articles on nineteenth-century French literature, culture, and social/political issues. (TS)

Articles can be in either English or French although French articles have a slightly higher representation during the past five years.

The subjects of the articles vary greatly, including colonialism, modernism, feminism, and narrative.  Many articles are a careful re-reading/re-interpretation of canonical works and authors.  Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Hugo, Balzac, Zola and Flaubert are frequent objects of analysis.  Many analyze literary texts through a philosophical or theoretical lens using the works of Pascal, Kant, Heidegger, Benjamin and Object-Oriented-Ontology.  The absence of popular 20th century thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, and Nancy is somewhat conspicuous. Articles are based on solid scholarship and maintain a high standard as claimed by the journal. 

Useful for Submission

Word Count:  articles should not exceed 7,000 words / 45,000 characters with spaces, including endnotes and list of Works Cited.

Issues per year:  Twice a year in two double issues

Current volume number:  volume 45 numbers 1 & 2 / Fall–Winter 2016–2017

Articles per year: 14-16

Citation style:  MLA style

Abstract length (if required): must be in English and no more than 150 words in length.

Upcoming special issues (if available): N/A

Relevant Editors:

Seth Whidden, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford  (Editor)
Scott Carpenter, Carleton College  (Associate Editor)
Rachel Mesch, Yeshiva University  (Associate Editor)
Lise Schreier, Fordham University  (Associate Editor)