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!
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, [...]
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: 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.