Early American Literature, published three times a year, is the journal of the Society of Early Americanists and of the MLA's Forum on Early American Literature. Its province is American literature through the early national period (about 1830). Founded in 1965, EAL invites work treating Native American traditional expressions, colonial Ibero-American literature from North America, colonial American Francophone writings, Dutch colonial, and German American colonial literature as well as writings in English from British America and the US.



Marion Rust
University of Kentucky

Co-Editor for Reviews
Katy Chiles
University of Tennessee

Advisory Editor
Sandra M. Gustafson
University of Notre Dame

Editorial Assistant
Chinwe Morah
University of Kentucky


Digital Media Assistant
Erin Fitzpatrick
University of Kentucky

Editorial Board

Sari Altschuler (Northeastern University)
Matt Cohen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)​
Kathleen Donegan (University of California, Berkeley)

Paul Downes (University of Toronto)
Kirsten Silva Gruesz (University of California, Santa Cruz)
​Gene Andrew Jarrett (New York University)
​Meredith Neuman (Clark University)​
​Christopher Phillips (Lafayette College)

Sarah Rivett (Princeton University)​
Gordon Sayre (University of Oregon)
Cassander L. Smith (University of Alabama)
Laura Stevens (University of Tulsa)
Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse University)
Edward Watts (Michigan State University)

Edward White (Tulane University)