Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
Journal Title: Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
ISSN: 1043-6928
ISSN Online: 1545-5866
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory provides a lively forum for fresh and forceful interpretations of a wide range of literary texts. LIT puts literary theory into action, publishing theoretical analyses that are both rigorous and illuminating. By transcending the boundaries of conventional categories of period, region, and genre, LIT aims to forge a conversation among divergent and often competing critical perspectives as well as literature from different periods and nations.

Animated by diversity, LIT embraces the assumption that important insights may be generated within a multitude of theoretical frameworks. Essays informed by structuralism, post-structuralism, gender theory, new or old historicism, psychoanalytic theory, postcolonial theory, semiotics, Marxism, or any other coherent, well-defined theoretical approach might be found in the pages of LIT .

While LIT’s emphasis is on traditional literary texts, the journal also considers analyses of other kinds of cultural texts, including popular media such as film.

The journal insists upon a clarity of language that makes it accessible to a more general reader as well as important reading for literary scholars.

General issues are designed to offer a spectrum of essays on a variety of subjects, while special issues bring a range of critical perspectives to a more clearly defined topic.

LIT aims to create a dynamic space for energetic, original, and compelling theoretical interpretations of texts representing the rich and multifaceted literary traditions and innovations that have emerged in the course of human history.

Peer Review Policy:

All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Language & Literature; Literary/Critical Theory; Literature; Supplementary material
Editor Board:

Dwight Codr
University of Connecticut

Tara Harney-Mahajan
University of Connecticut


Regina Barreca
Department of English
University of Connecticut


Elisabeth Bronfen - University of Munich
Mary Ann Caws - City University of New York
Robert Con Davis-Undiano - University of Oklahoma
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Harvard University
Donald Gibson - Emeritus, Rutgers University
David Herman - Ohio State University
Phyllis Lassner  - Northwestern University
Jane Marcus - City University of New York
Margaret E. Mitchell - University of West Georgia
Donald Pease - Dartmouth College
Katharine Rogers - Emeritus, City University of New York
Patrocinio Schweikart - Purdue University
Garrett Stewart - Univesity of Iowa
Robert Tracy - Emeritus, University of California
Fay Weldon - Bath Spa University

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Abstracted/indexed in: EBSCOhost Online Research Databases; ERIH - Literature;Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale Group);MLA International Bibliography; and Thomson Reuters: Arts & Humanities Citation Index®.

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