Arizona Quarterly publishes scholarly essays on American literature, broadly defined. Essays should be grounded in examination of texts, situated with respect to current academic conversations touching on the texts and issues discussed, and inflected by knowledge of wider critical and theoretical discourse. Arizona Quarterly takes a particular interest in the work of colleagues based in countries other than the US, and in US literary and cultural texts considered from a global perspective.

The online edition of Arizona Quarterly is published by Project MUSE, produced by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Third Annual AZQ Essay Prize

The editors are pleased to announce that Hiroyuki Inoue has been awarded the 2015 Arizona Quarterly Essay Prize for “‘Five Hundred Year Map’: History and Counter-Mapping in Almanac of the Dead."