As the official publication of the Division on Black American
Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the
quarterly journal African American Review promotes a lively exchange
among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social
sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature
and culture. Between 1967 and 1976, the journal appeared under the
title Negro American Literature Forum and for the next fifteen years
was titled Black American Literature Forum. In 1992, African
American Review changed its name for a third time and expanded its
mission to include the study of a broader array of cultural
formations. Currently, the journal prints essays on African American
literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture generally;
interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. AAR has received
three American Literary Magazine Awards for Editorial Content in the 1990s.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
Language & Literature,
African American Studies,
JSTOR Essential Collection,
Arts & Sciences I Collection,
Language & Literature Collection,
Corporate & For-Profit Access Initiative Collection