Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 


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Journal Current volume: 21 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor(s): Jennifer L. Holberg, Marcy M. Taylor

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture is an innovative journal that aims to build and sustain a vibrant discourse around teaching in English studies. In spite of the large role that teaching plays in the lives of most English studies scholars, no other mainstream journal in English devotes itself exclusively to pedagogical issues spanning the entire discipline. By contrast, Pedagogy covers all areas of English studies from literature and literary criticism to composition and cultural studies. It seeks to reverse the long history of the marginalization of teaching and of the scholarship produced around it. Fusing theoretical approaches and practical realities, Pedagogy is an essential resource for teachers.


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Editorial Office:
Department of English
Calvin University
1795 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-526-8508 (fax)

Founding Coeditors:
Jennifer L. Holberg, Calvin University
Marcy Taylor, Central Michigan University

Associate Editors:
Elizabeth Brockman, From the Classroom, Central Michigan University
Kristine Johnson, Calvin University
Mark C. Long, Reviews, Keene State College

Editorial Assistant:
Isaiah TenHuisen

Editorial Board:
Barclay Barrios
David Bartholomae
Michael Bérubé
Martin Bickman
David Bleich
Sheila T. Cavanagh
Shawn Christian
Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
Gerald Graff
Salah Hassan
Ann Jurecic
Paul Lauter
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Harriet Kramer Linkin
Donald Marshall
Jerome McGann
Richard E. Miller
E. Shelley Reid
Mariolina Salvatori

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Due to the high volume of submissions, Pedagogy has accepted essays through volume 22. New submissions will be welcome again on September 1, 2020, while manuscripts already in process will be unaffected by the hiatus.

Send submissions to All references to the author's identity must be removed, or the manuscript will be returned. The journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, but at submission, manuscripts in MLA style are acceptable. Consideration will be given to previously unpublished commentary or full-length essays of no more than approximately 10,000 words. Manuscripts meeting these criteria and judged to be within the scope of the journal's mission will be submitted to outside doubly anonymous peer review.

Send all editorial correspondence to or Pedagogy, Department of English, Calvin College, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Send inquiries about reviews of scholarship, textbooks, and other teaching materials, including pedagogical websites, to the reviews editor, Mark C. Long, Department of English, Keene State College, 101 Parker Hall, Mailstop 1402, Keene, NH 03435; e-mail: Because of the journal's policy of multiple review, forward three copies of books and other pertinent materials to the review editor.

Send inquiries about contributing to "From the Classroom" to Elizabeth Brockman, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859; e-mail:

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ISSN: 1531-4200
e-ISSN: 1533-6255