American Literary Realism

Editor: Gary Scharnhorst


Current Volume: 55 (2022-2023)
Issued three times per year (Fall, Winter, and Spring)
ISSN: 0002-9823
eISSN: 1940-5103


For over fifty years, American Literary Realism has brought readers critical essays on American literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The whole panorama of great authors from this key transition period in American literary history, including Henry James, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, and many others, is discussed in articles, book reviews, critical essays, bibliographies, documents, and notes on all related topics. Each issue is also a valuable bibliographic resource. Recent issues have included essays on Jack London and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.


ABELL: Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents: Art and Humanities, International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities & Social Sciences, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities & Social Sciences, International Humanities and Social Science Index, ISI Alerting Services, MLA International Bibliography, OCLC ArticleFirst, Scopus


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American Literary Realism

Gary Scharnhorst, Editor
Department of English
Humanities 217
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1106
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Henry B. Wonham, Editor

Editorial Board

Donna M. Campbell, Washington University

Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

Hsuan Hsu Concordia University, Montreal

Alan Gribben, Auburn University, Montgomery

Denise D. Knight, SUNY-Cortland

Tara Penry, Boise State University

Thomas Quirk, University of Missouri, Columbia

Kenneth M. Roemer, University of Texas, Arlington

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American Literary Realism

American Literary Realism publishes critical essays, bibliographies, documents, notes, and reviews concerning the period of American Realism. Two copies of the manuscript should be submitted with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the editors,

Department of English,

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Featured Articles

Lessons from the “City of Print”
Ayendy Bonifacio, Kelley Kreitz, Mark Noonan

Teaching Realism of Jim Crow America
Sherita L. Johnson

Keeping Queer Company in the Short Fiction of Alice French
Meg Gillette

The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism ed. by Keith Newlin (review)
Harold H. Kolb

Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture by Julie Olin-Ammentorp (review)
Charles Johanningsmeier

Mark Twain's Lost “Burlesque Hamlet”
Gary Scharnhorst