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AAR Turns 50!!

PLEASE NOTE: Our submission queue will be closed from May 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018 for first-time submissions. Authors who have revised and are resubmitting manuscripts will still be able to use Manuscript FastTrack.

African American Review (AAR) is a scholarly aggregation of insightful essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. Published quarterly, AAR has featured renowned writers and cultural critics including Trudier Harris, Arnold Rampersad, Hortense Spillers, Amiri Baraka, Cyrus Cassells, Rita Dove, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, and Ishmael Reed. The official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, AAR fosters a vigorous conversation among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Between 1967 and 1976, the journal appeared under the title Negro American Literature Forum, and for the next fifteen years was titled Black American Literature Forum. It became African American Review in 1992 and expanded its mission to include the study of a broader array of cultural formations.

AAR has received the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Award for Best Special Issue, the CELJ Award for Distinguished Editor, and three American Literary Magazine Awards for Editorial Content. The journal has also received grants from the National Endowment for Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Editor Nathan L. Grant
Managing Editor Aileen M. Keenan
Book Review Editor Paul Devlin

Associate Editors
                                Houston A. Baker, Jr.
                                Keith Byerman
                                Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Executive Board (term 2018-2020)
                                Rich Blint
                                Barbara Clare Foley
                                Eric Gardner
                                Alan Nadel
                                Howard Rambsy II
                                Lisa Thompson
                                Rebecca Wanzo

Member Advisors

                                William L. Andrews Dolan Hubbard
                                Michael Awkward Abdul JanMohamed
                                Herman Beavers Ketu Katrak
                                Bernard W. Bell David Krasner
                                Camille Billops Missy D. Kubitschek
                                Joanne M. Braxton Deborah E. McDowell
                                Robert James Butler Reginald McKnight
                                John F. Callahan E. Ethelbert Miller
                                James Coleman R. Baxter Miller
                                Daryl Dance Joycelyn Moody
                                Thadious M. Davis Sterling Plumpp
                                Alice Deck Sw. Anand Prahlad
                                Manthia Diawara Arnold Rampersad
                                Michele Elam Sandra Richards
                                Frances Smith Foster Terry Rowden
                                Robert E. Fox Valerie A. Smith
                                Donald B. Gibson Miriam Thaggert
                                William Gleason Cheryl A. Wall
                                Farah Jasmine Griffin Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
                                William J. Harris Joe Weixlmann
                                James V. Hatch Richard Yarborough
                                Karla F. C. Holloway

African American Review
Saint Louis University
Adorjan Hall 317
3800 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

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