Book Review Guidelines

Book reviewers should follow the following guidelines when submitting book reviews:

1) Reviews should strike a balance between description and evaluation, often by opening with a perspective on the field. In preparing your review, keep in mind that the JMMLA is meant to appeal to a wide range of disciplines within the modern languages and literatures.

2) Unless otherwise specified, your review should be about 1,200 words maximum.

3) The reviewed book should be cited as a separate entry at the beginning of the review, in accordance with the following model:

Works by a single author:
Postmodernism: Local Effects, Global Flows. By Vincent B. Leitch. Albany: State U of New York P, 1996. xiii + 195 pp.

Works by more than one author:
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. By Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Trans. and Foreword Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1987. xx + 612 pp.

Edited works:
Borders, Boundaries, and Frames: Cultural Criticism and Cultural Studies. Edited by Mae Henderson. New York: Routledge, 1995. 213 pp.

4) Send a double-spaced Microsoft Word version of your review to the MMLA office via email to Please do not submit your review via fax or US mail or send a PDF file.

5) The JMMLA editor and editorial board reserve the right to reject any review, including those that have been solicited.

6) You must be a current MMLA member to be published in the JMMLA.

7) All book reviews must be written in English.