For nearly forty-five years the James
Joyce Quarterly has been the flagship journal of international
Joyce studies. In each issue, the JJQ brings together a wide array of critical and theoretical work focusing
on the life, writing, and reception of James Joyce. We encourage submissions
of all types, welcoming archival, historical, biographical, and critical
Each issue of the JJQ provides a selection of peer-reviewed essays representing the very
best in contemporary Joyce scholarship. In addition, the journal publishes
notes, reviews, letters, a comprehensive checklist of recent Joyce-related
publications, and the editor's "Raising
the Wind." To supplement the print journal, we will soon
provide a wide array of electronic resources for scholars, including
an archive of past issues, a calendar of Joyce events, and an on-line
Our goal is simple: to provide an open, lively, and
multidisciplinary forum for the international community of Joyce scholars,
students, and enthusiasts.
The James Joyce Quarterly was founded in 1963 at the University of Tulsa by Thomas F. Staley,
who was the journal's editor for its first twenty-five years. Beginning
as a modest publication of forty pages, JJQ grew in size and quality under Staley's guidance and was soon unchallenged
as the journal of record on the life and writings of James Joyce.
From 1989 to 2001 Robert Spoo edited the journal, overseeing its continuing
expansion by encouraging a wide variety of theoretical, critical,
and historical work on Joyce. In 2001, Sean Latham succeeded Spoo
as editor and has served in that capacity since.
The first issue of JJQ,
appearing in the fall of 1963, carried only eight advisory editors
on its masthead, but, as the community of Joyce scholars expanded
and specializations proliferated, that number grew, and JJQ currently boasts more than forty advisors from North America and Europe.
The journal has a strong base of academic library subscriptions, and
its total subscriptions number approximately 1,400, with readers in
North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. One of JJQ's
traditional strengths has been its special issues, which allow for
both intense focus and creative expansion of topics, and the journal's
special issues have made signal contributions to criticism and theory
within and beyond Joyce studies.