Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association

Book Review Guidelines

Members of the MMLA are encouraged to submit book reviews. An adequate book review will provide a summary, or a good sense, of material treated and arguments made; a good book review will also offer an informed assessment of the book’s contribution to its field.  Book reviews help scholars keep abreast of their own and other fields, and choose what to read; they are also important for the discussion of the state of scholarship.  

The MMLA maintains a list of books available for review, but members need not limit themselves to the texts listed below. We can request review copies of books we don’t currently have in our office if you choose to review another title. If you would like to review a book that would be of interest to our members, please inform us by email at mmla@luc.edu, and attach a copy of your CV.  We only publish reviews on books published within the last year-and-a-half.  In general, book reviews should not be more than 1200 words.


  • Burek Pierce, Jennifer. Narratives, Nerdfighters, and New Media. University of Iowa Press, 2020.  
  • Hind, Emily. Literatura infantil y juvenil mexicana: Entrevistas. Peter Lang Inc., 2020.
  • Miquel, Angel. Ponchos y sarapes. El cine mexicano en Buenos Aires (1934-1943). Peter Lang Inc., 2021.
  • Paulin, Roger. From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture. Open Book Publishers, 2021. 
  • Moraru, Christian (ed.), et al. Theory in the "Post" Era: A Vocabulary for the 21st-Century Conceptual Commons. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Leonard Hoeg, Mette (ed.). Literary Theories of Uncertainty. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
  • Ross, Stephen (ed.). Modernism, Theory, and Responsible Reading: A Critical Conversation. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Walezak, Emilie. Rethinking Contemporary British Women's Writing: Realism, Feminism, Materialism. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Lennartz, Norbert. Tears, Liquids and Porous Bodies in Literature Across the Ages: Niobe's Siblings. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Morton, Timothy. Spacecraft. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Ruth Rutter, Emily. Black Celebrity: Contemporary Representations of Postbellum Athletes and Artists. University of Delaware Press, 2021.
  • Holland, Mary K. and Heather Hewett (eds.). #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Dauda, Bola and Toyin Falola. Wole Soyinka: Literature, Activism, and African Transformation. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
  • Sanchez Prado, Ignacio M (ed.). Mexican Literature as World Literature. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
  • Johansen, Emily. Beyond Safety: Risk, Cosmopolitanism, and Neoliberal Contemporary Life. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Fagan, Paul (ed.), et al. Irish Modernism: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Hemley, Robin and Xu Xi. The Art and Craft of Asian Stories: A Writer's Guide and Anthology. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Forster, Chris. Modernism and Its Media. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Suvin, Darko. Disputing the Deluge: Collected 21st-Century Writings on Utopia, Narration, and Survival. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Darlington, Joseph. The Experimentalists: The Life and Times of the British Experimental Writers of the 1960s. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Dini, Rachele. "All Electric" Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances And Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Rando, David P. Hope, Form, and Future in the Works of James Joyce. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Little, James. The Making of Samuel Beckett's Not I / Pas moi, That Time / Cette fois and Footfalls / Pas. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Ungureanu, Delia. Time Regained: World Literature and Cinema. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Docherty, Thomas. The Politics of Realism. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 
  • Stokes, Claudia. Old Style: Unoriginality and Its Uses in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature. Penn Press, 2021.