Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. When complete, Lives of Literature will include approximately 120 journals that are all new to JSTOR. Key thematic topics include:

  • Medieval Authors & Texts
  • Modernist Authors
  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
  • Literary Theorists

This resource is a direct response to faculty requests for a deeper and wider set of journal content to enhance their teaching of writers and texts associated with key literary movements. The collection supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature, and broadens the range of authors and texts covered on JSTOR. And with its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text—a curricular component at many institutions.

Advisory group

David Ellis
Senior Language Lecturer and Faculty Writing Affiliate of Founders Hall at New York University

Liorah Golomb
Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma

Tara T. Green
Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies, and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy
Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University

Niall Munro
Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre at Oxford Brookes University

Diana Pesak
Journals Manager at Penn State University Press

Renee R. Trilling
Associate Professor of English, Medieval Studies, Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois

Courtney Wells
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Journal titles include:

Medieval Authors & Texts

  • Angelicum
  • Carmina Philosophiae
  • Celestinesca
  • Le Cygne
  • Lectura Dantis
  • Petrarchesca

Modernist Authors

  • Bulletin d’informations proustiennes
  • Faulkner Journal
  • Langston Hughes Review
  • Thomas Mann Jahrbuch
  • Woolf Studies Annual
  • Yearbook of Conrad Studies