Founded in 1965, Early American Literature is the official journal of both the Society of Early Americanists and the MLA’s Forum on Early American Literature. EAL’s province is American literature through the early national period (about 1830.) Along with the standard writings in English from British America and the US, EAL invites work on Native American traditional expressions, and also the colonial literature of the Ibero-American, American Francophone, Dutch, and German American populations present at America’s conception as a nation.



Marion Rust
University of Kentucky

Co-Editor for Reviews
Katy Chiles
University of Tennessee

Advisory Editor
Sandra M. Gustafson
University of Notre Dame

Assistant Editor
Alex Gergely
University of Kentucky

Digital Media Assistant
Aileen Tierney
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)