TEXAS STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
TEXAS STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE. Texas Studies in Literature and Language is a scholarly journal devoted to literary criticism and American studies published quarterly by the University of Texas Press. The press took control of the journal in 1976 and has a say in selecting its editors, who are appointed by the vice president and dean of graduate studies. Usually TSLL focuses each issue on a selected topic or period. Several special issues have appeared with guest editors; these include Romanticism and Criticism (1981), The Puritan Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (1983), and Gerard Manly Hopkins: A Centenary Celebration (1989). The journal began in 1911 as Studies in English and was published in the University of Texas Bulletin series. Its first three issues (1911, 1914, 1915) were monographs; with its fourth issue (1924) it became an annual collection of scholarly essays overseen by an English department editorial committee with a rotating chairmanship. After thirty-seven volumes (1924–58) the journal was renamed and began quarterly publication. The first issue of TSLL appeared in spring 1959. Philip Graham was its first editor (1959–66); he was followed by Ernest C. Mossner and William B. Todd (1965–66), Ernest J. Lovell (1966–75), Edwin T. Bowden (1975–76), Bowden and William J. Scheick (1977–86), Scheick and Jerome Bump (1986–93), and Tony Hilfer (1993-).