Encyclopedia Virginia: Journals, Literary or Scholarly http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/img/EV_Logo_sm.gif Encyclopedia Virginia This is the url http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth /Southern_Literary_Messenger_The_1834-1864 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:07:55 EST Southern Literary Messenger http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Southern_Literary_Messenger_The_1834-1864 The Southern Literary Messenger was one of the most successful and influential literary magazines in the South. Founded by Richmond printer Thomas Willis White and edited for a time by Edgar Allan Poe, the Messenger, according to the magazine's editor James Ewell Heath in the first issue, was meant to serve as "a kind of pioneer, to spy out the land of literary promise [in the South], and to report whether the same be fruitful or barren."
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/New_Literary_History Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:52:19 EST <![CDATA[New Literary History]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/New_Literary_History The journal New Literary History was founded in 1969 as part of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the University of Virginia. Founding editor Ralph Cohen, a professor of English, proposed a new journal to engage alternative methods of analysis that broke with then-dominant New Criticism. Instead, the journal was to explore a variety of critical methods, including deconstruction, while analyzing those methods themselves through scholarly dialogue and an interdisciplinary approach. The journal has received widespread recognition and readership, and is now published quarterly.
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/Bagby_George_William_1828-1883 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:44:51 EST <![CDATA[Bagby, George William (1828–1883)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bagby_George_William_1828-1883 George William Bagby was a licensed physician, editor, journalist, essayist, and humorist. He is best remembered as the editor who, on the advent of the American Civil War (1861–1865), turned the Southern Literary Messenger from a respected literary journal into a propagandistic tool that endorsed secession and the Confederate cause. After the war, Bagby attempted but failed to make a living as a humorist. As assistant to the secretary of the commonwealth—which, by law, also made him state librarian—Bagby wrote his most well-regarded essay, "The Old Virginia Gentleman" (1877). Many of his essays reflect his personal conflicts with Virginia and the South: at times he is objective, even critical; at others he is sentimental and celebrates the "old days" of a better (pre-Civil War) Virginia.
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/Reviewer_The Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:58:23 EST <![CDATA[Reviewer, The]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Reviewer_The The Reviewer was a Richmond-based experimental literary magazine published from 1921 until 1925 in thirty-five issues that helped spark the Southern Literary Renaissance. With an open editorial policy, it offended some and earned praise from others because the submissions simultaneously invoked the Old South, called for a New South, and addressed controversial social perspectives with work from established and emerging writers.
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/Meridian Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:48:49 EST <![CDATA[Meridian]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Meridian Meridian is a semiannual literary magazine produced at the University of Virginia and edited by students in the school's graduate creative writing program. The journal typically runs 176 pages; contains poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and author interviews; and often features a "Lost Classic," an unpublished work by a famous writer of the past. Meridian Lost Classics often come from the University of Virginia's Special Collections Library holdings and have included poem fragments by Robert Frost, correspondence between William Faulkner and Marianne Moore, and essays by Mark Twain and Ezra Pound. The magazine has published the contemporary creative work of numerous Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winners including Charles Wright, John Casey, Rita Dove, and Seamus Heaney, as well as writers Heather McHugh and Stephen Dixon. As a student-edited publication, however, the magazine puts a special emphasis on new voices, hosting annual "Editors' Prize" competitions in both fiction and poetry. In cooperation with Samovar Press, Meridian helps produce the Best New Poets series, an annual anthology of fifty poems by emerging writers.
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/Shenandoah Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:54:05 EST <![CDATA[Shenandoah]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Shenandoah Shenandoah is a literary journal published three times a year by Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Founded in 1950 by J. J. Donovan, D. C. G. Kerry, and Tom Wolfe, the journal publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. Although originally conceived as a forum for undergraduate work, the magazine soon began to publish regional, national, and international writers, traditionally featuring unknown authors alongside such literary heavyweights as James Dickey, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings, W. H. Auden, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. The journal has a subscriber list of approximately 1,800. In 2008, Shenandoah was awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts by Virginia governor Tim Kaine.
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/Hollins_Critic_The Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:10:47 EST <![CDATA[Hollins Critic, The]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Hollins_Critic_The The Hollins Critic is a journal of literary criticism published five times a year through Hollins University in Roanoke. Founded in 1964 by Louis Rubin Jr., the journal was intended to promote new writers of fiction and poetry through an experimental form the editors described as "literary journalism." When the journal debuted, they announced their plan to deliver in each issue a critical essay on "a new book by an important younger writer [that] will be considered at some length, not only in its own right but in its relationship to the writer's other publications." The Critic later chose to publish issues featuring established writers who had added new noteworthy volumes to their works. Not all of the journal's subjects have been American writers.
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/Blackbird Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:43:43 EST <![CDATA[Blackbird]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Blackbird Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:43:43 EST]]> /William_and_Mary_Review Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:41:45 EST <![CDATA[William and Mary Review]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/William_and_Mary_Review Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:41:45 EST]]> /Studies_in_Bibliography Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:28:54 EST <![CDATA[Studies in Bibliography]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Studies_in_Bibliography Studies in Bibliography is a scholarly journal founded in 1948 by Fredson Bowers, a professor of English at the University of Virginia, and published by the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Its aim is to contribute to bibliographical scholarship by publishing articles in any of the areas of study that deal with printed books and manuscripts as physical objects: the history of paper, type, letterforms, book illustration, and binding; printing and publishing history; the description and analysis of the physical features of books and manuscripts; textual criticism and scholarly editing; and the history of bibliography itself. The journal, which appears in the form of substantial volumes, usually at intervals of about a year, established an international reputation quickly and has long been regarded as one of the major journals in its field, having repeatedly brought out groundbreaking articles that have achieved the status of classics.
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/Nantahala Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:45:04 EST <![CDATA[Nantahala]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Nantahala Nantahala: A Review of Writing and Photography from Appalachia is an online journal launched in 2000 featuring work from regional artists. Nantahala is edited and produced by several professors from colleges in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and in addition to writing and photography, publishes audio and video clips of featured artists. Because many residents (academic and non-academic) of the Appalachian region are geographically isolated and may not have access to large libraries, the journal also aims to create an online community of readers and regional writers and photographers.
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