Forms of Discourse and Culture 


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Journal Current volume: 54 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor: James Zeigler

Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture is a triannual publication devoted to the study of the codes, conventions, and histories of generic forms in the context of their cultural manifestations and effects. It publishes articles that deal with questions of genre in both literary and nonliterary forms, that bring a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to genre, or that consider theoretical, institutional, or political dimensions of discourse.


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Editorial Office:
Department of English
University of Oklahoma
316 Cate Center Dr., Rm. 420
Norman, OK 73019-7147
405-325-0831 (fax)

James Zeigler, University of Oklahoma

Editorial Board:
Ronald Schleifer, Associate Editor
Robert Con Davis, Associate Editor
Daniela Garofalo, Associate Editor
Susan Kates, Associate Editor

Advisory Editors:
Richard Barney
Luke Carson
Darryl Dickson-Carr
Laurie Finke
Hsuan Hsu
Anna Kornbluh
Robert Markley
Henry McDonald
Timothy Murphy
Kevin Ohi
Annabel Patterson
Marjorie Perloff
Vanita Reddy
Russell Reising
Jennifer Rust
Robert Tally

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For more than fifty years, Genre has published smart, professional, original academic essays on topics involving literary and cultural texts and practices, the disciplines that study them, and the modes of understanding and interpretation to which they give rise.
Articles accepted for publication must follow the author-date guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition. For initial review, we will consider work in any professional format. Article submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and works cited. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Invited book reviews are usually limited to 2,000 words.
Article submissions should be emailed to in doc or PDF format. Please include in the email message your institutional or other scholarly affiliations, a mailing address, and an article abstract of approximately 250 words.
Authors concerned to know if their work is appropriate for Genre are asked to review past issues. Inquiries seeking to ascertain the journal’s interest in a topic prior to the submission of an article may not receive a reply.
Receipt of submissions will be confirmed within approximately one week.
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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic OneFileArticleFirst, Biography in Context, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS, General OneFile, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies, Scopus, Ulrichsweb.

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ISSN: 0016-6928
e-ISSN: 2160-0228