1960

Camden thumbnailProfessor Carroll Camden begins planning for a new journal of literary criticism published by Rice University, to meet the perceived demand for academic journals “devoted to the publication of English studies.” Since the “professional population has far exceeded, proportionately, the increase in periodicals,” backlogs of two or more years are common, and “in many cases” journals have had “to declare a virtual moratorium on acceptances.”

Photo: SEL founder Carroll Camden