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.

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African American Review is now published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. To subscribe, please contact Customer Service at:

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AAR is printed quarterly in March, June, September, and December on acid-free paper. ISSN 1062-4783. Vol. 56 (2023). Average length per issue: 100 pages. Indexed in Abstracts of English Studies, Academic Search Premier, American Literary Scholarship, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Review Index, Current Contents, Film Literature Index, Humanities Index, Humanities International Complete, IBZ, Index of American Periodical Verse, Index to Black Periodicals, JSTOR, Literary Criticism Register, the MHRA Bibliography, the MLA Bibliography, Poem Finder, and Project MUSE.

According to a subscriber survey, our readers are well-educated persons (67% hold one or more graduate degrees), who on average purchase thirty or more books annually. The average reader spends more than an hour with AAR when it appears, and 99% of subscribers retain their copies for future use and/or share them with other persons.