Studies in the Literary Imagination is a biannual scholarly journal focusing on special topics in
literature and enjoys a worldwide audience with contributing editors and authors considered the leaders in their fields.
SLI is unique among scholarly journals in that it relies on an editorial committee to review proposals from potential guest
editors, who then invite scholars to contribute articles exploring different aspects of a particular theme. One of the
favorable distinctions resulting from this practice is that each issue is topic driven; in this sense, SLI serves more as a
monograph series than as a typical journal.
Last issue published February 2013: Fall 2011 (Vol. 44.2)Enlightenment Depression II (contributing ed. Richard Terry). Upcoming issues include:Thomas Carlyle & the Totalitarian Temptation(contributing eds. Tom Toremans & Tamara Gosta); James Thomson's The Seasons, Textuality, and Print Culture (contributing ed. Sandro Jung); and Rethinking Jesus: The Christ Metaphor in Contemporary Narratives (contributing ed. Andrew Ng).