Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
Leviathan appears three times a year in March, June, and October. We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on, or inspired by, the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891). The journal is open to all scholarly, critical, and pedagogical approaches. Featured in each issue (beginning in 2006 with Volume 8) is Extracts, a department devoted to Melville Society news, programs, Cultural Project activities, and other Melville-related information.
First appearing in 1999, Leviathan was created by John Bryant, who served as Editor until 2014 and continues to serve on the Advisory Board. The journal currently is edited by Samuel Otter with the assistance of Associate Editor Brian Yothers, Book Review Editor Dawn Coleman, and Extracts Editor Mary K. Bercaw Edwards.
Leviathan is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, with generous support from Hofstra University, and it appears online through Project Muse. Members of the Melville Society receive the journal in hard copy as part of their $30 annual dues, paid to the society through Johns Hopkins University Press. For more information about Leviathan and how to subscribe, visit our JHUP journal site at http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/leviathan/.
Submissions: Individuals may submit essays, notes, or creative writing for possible publication in Leviathan to the journal's electronic editorial site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/leviathan. New users will need to create an account. Along with critical interpretation, we welcome manuscript, textual, and bibliographical analysis; digital scholarship; interviews with current writers, artists, and performers; pedagogical studies; and suggestions for special issues. Correspondence may be directed to the editors at the addresses below.
Manuscripts: Articles (ranging from 6000 to 7000 words) and shorter pieces (2500 to 4000 words) should follow the MLA Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, with parenthetical citations linked to a final list of "Works Cited." Leviathan's particular style guidelines are available under the "Author Guidelines" tab at the JHUP Leviathan site: http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/leviathan/.