African American Review

A publication of Johns Hopkins University Press

African American Review 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, Cheryl Wall, and Toni Morrison. The official publication of LLC African American of the Modern Language Association, AAR fosters a vigorous conversation among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Editorial Board

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



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Associate & Advisory Editors

Associate Editors


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

Executive Board

(term 2021-2023)

Rich Blint
Barbara Clare Foley
Eric Gardner
Alan Nadel
Samantha N. Pinto
Rebecca Wanzo
Dana A. Williams

Member Advisors


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

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African American Review is published each Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter by Johns Hopkins University Press. Individual and institutional subscriptions are available.

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Authors must submit all manuscripts electronically via Manuscript FastTrack. AAR is open for submissions from
15 September to 15 May.
Please review our guidelines carefully.

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Volume 54.1-2

Current Issue

Volume 54.1-2
(Spring/Summer 2021)

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Forthcoming

Volume 54.3
(Fall 2021)

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