New Publication: Issue 11 is Out Now!
Posted by Sascha Pöhlmann on 2023-08-09

We are pleased to announce that issue 11 of Orbit is now available, starting with two great essays: "Selling San Narciso: Pierce Inverarity as Insider-Innovator in The Crying of Lot 49" by Fred Johnson and "Prefigurative Poetics: Language Writing’s New Sentence and the Politics of the New Left" by Mathies G. Aarhus. There's more to come soon!

Call for Contributions: Special Issue on the works of Percival Everett
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2022-06-06

Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as well as unconventional takes on genre fiction, [...]

New Publication: Special Issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2022-04-04

Orbit is proud to announce the publication of a special issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, perhaps the most remarkable and audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. A truly unique blend of various textual, visual, material, and medial features, these novels were published to considerable critical and popular acclaim, although the series was [...]

Orbit Migrates to Janeway
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2018-01-26

Orbit: A Journal of American Literature has migrated to a new platform run in-house in tandem with Birkbeck Center for Technology and Publishing, Janeway. In addition to our new layout, Orbit will be using a new domain name. The old domain will continue to redirect to article pages as normal.