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Publishing partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP)

MELUS is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP). The OUP press will publish the MELUS Society’s quarterly journal, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States <>. A prestigious and rigorously peer-reviewed journal, MELUS has been a vital resource for scholarship and teaching for more than thirty years, illuminating the national, international, and transnational contexts of US ethnic literature. By including interviews with established authors such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Richard Rodriguez, as well as more recent writers such as Junot Díaz, Ruth Ozeki, and Diana Abu-Jaber, MELUS remains on the cutting edge of literary and cultural scholarship. The journal plays a pivotal role in the field of US Ethnic Literature and is an indispensable resource for any library or any scholar of US Ethnic Literature.

Niko Pfund, President of OUP USA, commented: “Too often in history, American literature has, by default, been limited to overly restrictive interpretations of what qualifies as such. Among its many other valuable contributions, MELUS forcefully corrects this myopic perspective by examining the many contributions of multi-ethnic literature to the American cultural landscape. We at OUP couldn’t be more pleased to be joining forces with MELUS in this important mission.”

OUP will publish MELUS beginning January 2013. For more information about the journal, including subscriptions, article submission guidelines, and how to register for free content-alerting services, please visit<>.

Also, feel free to contact the membership chair Karen Skinazi at or the journal at if you have any questions. We very much look forward to this transition and believe it has many benefits for the society and the journal.