About

In print since 1984, Legacy is the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writing, broadly defined, from the seventeenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. We are interested in projects that examine the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works; and myriad other topics. In addition, Legacy regularly publishes profiles of lesser-known or newly recovered authors, reprints of primary works in all genres, meditations on archival praxis and issues of literary recovery, and book reviews covering current scholarship in the field.

Legacy is published twice a year by the University of Nebraska Press and is available online through Project MUSE and JSTOR.

Legacy is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.

Last Updated: 03/30/2013 18:44 PDT

EDITORSusan Tomlinson, University of Massachusetts Boston
CO-EDITORSJennifer Putzi, College of William and Mary
Katherine Adams, Tulane University
MANAGING EDITORMary I. Unger, Ripon College
FEATURES EDITORMary Chapman, University of British Columbia
BOOK REVIEW EDITORCari M. Carpenter, West Virginia University 
EDITORIAL INTERNSHannah Herndon, Tufts University
Alexandra Thek, University of Massachusetts Boston
EDITORIAL BOARDCatherine Keyser, University of South Carolina, 2021
Faith Barrett, Duquesne University, 2022
Kimberly Blockett, Penn State Brandywine, 2022
Sari Edelstein, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2022
María Carla Sánchez, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2023
Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023
Laura M. Stevens, University of Tulsa, 2023
CONSULTANTSMollie Barnes, Dorri Beam, Susan Belasco, Lisa Botshon, Shannon Brennan, Donna M. Campbell, Lorrayne Carroll, Katy Chiles, Birte Christ, Cynthia J. Davis, Melanie Dawson, Anna Mae Duane, Elizabeth Duquette, Gregory Eiselein, Amanda Ellis, John Ernest, Mary Eyring, Elizabeth Fenton, Stephanie Foote, Travis Foster, DoVeanna Fulton, Ivonne M. García, Eric Gardner, Ellen Gruber Garvey, Johanna X. K. Garvey, Caroline Gebhard, Meredith Goldsmith, Linda Grasso, David Greven, Deborah Gussman, Faye Halpern, Susan K. Harris, Lori Harrison-Kahan, Tamara Harvey, Jennifer Haytock, Desiree Henderson, Laura Henigman, Kim D. Hester Williams, Elizabeth Hewitt, Carol Holly, Melissa J. Homestead, Shermaine M. Jones, Betsy Klimasmith, Laura Korobkin, Laura Laffrado, Victoria Lamont, J. Samaine Lockwood, Mary Loeffelholz, April Logan, Lisa M. Logan, Lisa Long, Jean Marie Lutes, Etta Madden, Barbara McCaskill, Jen McDaneld, Don James McLaughlin, Laura Mielke, Joycelyn Moody, Tim Morris, Carla Mulford, Gretchen Murphy, Marianne Noble, Tara Penry, Anne K. Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Laura Rattray, Charlotte Rich, Christina Roberts, Debra J. Rosenthal, Karen Sánchez-Eppler, Francesca Sawaya, Elizabeth Sheehan, Cassander Smith, Alexandra Socarides, Angela Sorby, Carolyn Sorisio, Derrick R. Spires, Claudia Stokes, Mary Templin, Jana Tigchelaar, Margaret Toth, Jennifer S. Tuttle, Karen A. Weyler, Caroline Wigginton, Susan S. Williams, Caroline Woidat, Elizabeth Young, Sandra A. Zagarell, and Elissa Zellinger

Legacy thanks the University of Massachusetts Boston, the College of William and Mary, the University of New England, Ripon College, the University of British Columbia, and West Virginia University for their support.