Volumes & Issues
Volume 12
Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Journal Title: Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
ISSN: 0039-7709
ISSN Online: 1931-0676
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Symposium is a quarterly journal of criticism in modern literatures originating in languages other than English.Founded in 1946, the journal is housed in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University.Scholars of literature will find research on authors, themes, periods, genres, works, and theory, often through comparative or interdisciplinary studies. The journal publishes unsolicited essays as well as periodic special issues. Most issues include reviews of recent critical monographs in modern literatures. Although primarily in English, issues can include discussions of works in the original language.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two to three anonymous referees.

Symposium is a member journal of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals .

Subjects Covered & Scope: Language & Literature; Literature; Supplementary material
Editor Board:


Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Syracuse University


Founded in 1946

Amy S. Wyngaard
Executive Editor
17th- and 18th-c. French Literature and Culture

Stefano Giannini
Book Review Editor
Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature

Gail A. Bulman
Latin American Literature and Culture

Kathryn Everly
Contemporary Spanish Narrative

Ken Frieden
Hebrew and Yiddish Literature

Myrna García-Calderón
Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Alejandro García-Reidy

16 th- and 17 th-c. Spanish Literature and Culture

Hope Glidden
French Renaissance Literature and Cultural Theory

Alicia Ríos
19th-c. Latin American Literature and Cultural Theory

Edwin Van Bibber-Orr

Chinese Literature

Karina von Tippelskirch
German Studies and German-Jewish Literature


Rolena Adorno
Latin American Literature
Yale University

Paul Archambault
Medieval and 20th-c. French Literature
Syracuse University

Laura Benedetti
Renaissance and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture
Georgetown University

Emilie L. Bergmann
16th- and 17th-c. Spanish and Spanish-American Literature and Culture
University of California-Berkeley

Douglas Biow

Italian Renaissance

University of Texas at Austin


Rebecca E. Biron

Contemporary Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, Gender Studies, Mexican Cultural Criticism

Dartmouth College

Debra A. Castillo
Latin American Literature and Transnational American Studies
Cornell University


Elena Castro

20 th- and 21 st-c. Spanish Poetry, Gender and Sexualities, Cultural Studies

Louisiana State University

Vitaly Chernetsky
Modern and Contemporary Slavic and East European Languages, Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality
University of Kansas

Young-Ae Chon

18 th-20 th-c. German Literature and Poetry

Seoul National University


Ayo A. Coly

20 th- and 21 st-c. African Literatures, Postcolonial Criticism, Black Diasporic Cultures

Dartmouth College

Greg Dawes
20th- and 21st-c. Latin American Literature
North Carolina State University

Frederick A. de Armas
16th- and 17th-c. Spanish Literature and Culture
University of Chicago

Patricia Eichel-Lojkine

16 th-c. French Literature

Le Mans University (Université du Maine)

Bradley Epps
Modern Spanish, Catalan, and Latin American Literature and Culture, Gender and Sexuality
University of Cambridge 

Aníbal González
Modern Latin American Literature
Yale University
Gail K. Hart
18th- and 19th-c. German Studies
University of California-Irvine

Françoise Lionnet
19th- and 20th-c. French and Comparative Literature, Francophone Literatures and Cultures
University of California-Los Angeles

Santiago López-Ríos
15th-c. Spanish Literature and Early 20th-c. Spanish Cultural Studies
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
John Lyons
Early Modern French Literature and Intellectual History
University of Virginia

Simone Marchesi

Medieval Italian Literature

Princeton University

Clelia Martignoni
Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
Università di Pavia
Benoît Melançon
18th-c. French Literature and Epistolarity, Digital Humanities
Université de Montréal
Priscilla Meléndez
Contemporary Latin American Theater, Narrative, and Culture
Trinity College

Philippe Met

Modern and Contemporary French Poetry, Fantastic and Horror Literature, Visual Culture/Film Studies, Graphic Novels

University of Pennsylvania

Allan Pasco
18th- and 19th-c. French Literature and Culture
University of Kansas
Derek Schilling
Modern and Contemporary French Literature and Culture
Johns Hopkins University
Ilya Vinitsky
19th-c. Russian Literature and Intellectual History
University of Pennsylvania
Liliane Weissberg
Late 18th- to Early 20th-c. German and Comparative Literature, German-Jewish Studies, Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Abtracting & Indexing: Symposium is abstracted/indexed in: EBSCOhost Online Research Databases; Elsevier: Scopus; Gale: Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile, InfoTrac Custom, InfoTrac Student Edition, Student Resource Center: College Edition; H.W. Wilson: Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Humanities Abstracts, Humanities Full Text, Humanities Index, Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select; International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ); MLA International Bibliography; OCLC: ArticleFirst, Arts and Humanities Search, Periodicals Abstracts, Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies; ProQuest: Humanities Module, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library; Research Alert; Thomson Reuters: Arts & Humanities Citation Index® and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities®.
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