Journals hosted by the East Carolina Department of English

Cinema Journal
Cinema Journal, the official publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, publishes outstanding scholarship in all areas of media studies including film, television, radio, comics, videogames, and digital media. One of the benefits of SCMS membership is a subscription to Cinema Journal. Information on the benefits of individual and institutional membership can be found on the SCMS website. Cinema Journal is partnered with several film and media online journals and sites to offer supplemental content corresponding to each issue: The Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, Afterthoughts and Postscripts, Conference Reports in Partnership with Antenna, In Focus Partnership with In Media Res, [in]Transition, and the podcast Cinema Journal Presents Aca-Media. Anna Froula is associate editor of Cinema Journal.
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, an NEH-funded scholarly edition, is a major collaborative undertaking in preparation by over 40 scholars from the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and South Africa. The edition includes (1) a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscript and significant print sources of Donne's poetry; (2) a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present; and (3) DIGITALDONNE: The Online Variorum, an online library of primary Donne materials and analytical tools which is also Volume 1 of the edition. Jeffrey Johnson is general editor of the John Donne Variorum project.


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Explorations in Renaissance Culture is a biannual, multidisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to all disciplines of study in the Early Modern/Renaissance period: literature, history, art and iconography, music, cultural studies, etc. Publishing articles in the English language, our authors hail from around the world. The journal is fully refereed by a board of established scholars; a double-blind review process is used. ERC has been in existence since 1974.

ERC is edited by Thomas Herron of the Department of English, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University, and is published jointly by the South-Central Renaissance Conference and East Carolina University. For more information, visit the ERC website.

The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually at East Carolina University, with additional funding from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. NCLR has won numerous awards and citations, including five awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals: Best New Journal in 1994, Best Journal Design in 1999 and 2010, Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2007, and the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2014. NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by and interviews with North Carolina writers, and articles and essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. Individual subscriptions are $15 annually or $25 for two years. For more information, visit the NCLR website. NCLR is edited by Margaret Bauer.

Tar River Poetry recently celebrated its 20th year with a "best of" retrospective, reprinting poems from the past forty issues. A nationally ranked magazine of verse (the Dictionary of Literary Biography listed it as one of the top ten poetry magazines in the country), TRP publishes interviews, reviews, and poetry by emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. Past contributors include William Stafford, Sharon Olds, Leslie Norris, William Matthews, Louis Simpson, Betty Adcock, John Logan, A. Poulin Jr., Paula Rankin, A.R. Ammons, Carolyn Kizer, Albert Goldbarth, Patricia Goedicke, and many others. Subscriptions are $12 a year (two issues); $20 for two years (four issues). For more information, visit the TRP website. Luke Whisnant is editor of TRP.


Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal that publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. Articles cover a range of topics that include communication design, pedagogical approaches, the role of digital technologies, ethics, the rhetoric of workplaces or professions, the practices of publication management, dialogue between academics and practitioners, research methods, and connections between social practices and organizational discourse. Donna Kain is editor of TCQ. Learn more on TCQ's website.