Novel Discoveries

Novel Discoveries


Welcome to the Studies in the Novel blog forum. We invite incisive, humorous, and intellectually speculative posts from the journal’s readers and contributors and from the novel-loving community at large. If you would like to post or guest-moderate a discussion topic on an issue of relevance to scholarship on the novel, a new and noteworthy novel, or on any other novel idea, please contact The selection and publication of blog posts will be at the discretion of the editor and the Studies in the Novel editorial advisory board.

The intellectual forum, promoted by individual blog posts and respondents, extends the journal’s mission by publicizing new directions in the scholarship and teaching of novels and by promoting intellectual exchange. While we expect the blog to reflect the evolving and varied scholarly interests of Studies in the Novel readers, we particularly welcome posts on the following subjects:

  • Noteworthy topics or debates in novel scholarship: issues or conflicts regarding a particular text, author, or comparative approach, theoretical mode, or historical period.
  • Speculative posts regarding new directions in novel scholarship or in the novel itself, including its material forms, narrative modes, or other issues concerning the writing, reading, and production of the novel.
  • Memorable teaching moments in new or canonical novels, including innovative approaches to teaching a particular novel or cluster of novels in a particular course.

We will consider contributions of 500 to 1,000 words, written for a general audience and free of jargon. Contributors are encouraged to respond to comments from our online readers.


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