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 Editor
Abigail Eplin
University of Kentucky

Editorial Associate

Christi Stanforth

Editorial Assistant For Reviews

Henry Kirby

University of Tennessee

Editorial Board

Nicole Aljoe Northeastern University
Wendy Bellion University of Delaware
Yael Ben-zvi Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Lisa Brooks Amherst College
Sarah Chinn Hunter College, CUNY
Patrick Erben University of West Georgia
Elizabeth Hewitt Ohio State University
Zach Hutchins Colorado State University
Greta LaFleur Yale University
Rodrigo Lazo University of California, Irvine
Cedrick May University of Texas at Arlington
Andrew Newman Stony Brook University
Joseph Rezek Boston University
Gordon Sayre University of Oregon
Derrick Spires Cornell University
Rhondda Thomas Clemson University
Karen Weyler University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Caroline Wigginton University of Mississippi