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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Calíope : J. of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 373, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Theatre Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Cross-Currents : East Asian History and Culture Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dublin James Joyce J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Edith Wharton Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hitchcock Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Arizona History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Comparative Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
J. of Korean Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Slavic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 189, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Kenyon Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Le mouvement social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Leviathan : A J. of Melville Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 469, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
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Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
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    • Abstract: “Who’s there'” is the opening line of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Speaking the line requires a difficult balance of tones: “Who’s there'” is both an aggressive challenge and a fearful plea for help. The speaker, Bernardo, is the guard arriving to take over the night watch. He challenges Francisco, whom he is relieving. It should be the other way around. From the play’s beginning, the world within the castle at Elsinore is disordered. Bernardo is afraid because the previous nights he has seen a specter in the form of the recently dead king, old Hamlet. He fears what might be there, and he hopes someone can help him. Francisco speaks for them both when he says, “Tis bitter cold / And I am sick at heart” (1.1.6–7).1 This ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Medical Paternalism: Undoing the Doctor-Patient Relationship in
           Simone de Beauvoir’s A Very Easy Death
    • Abstract: In the first chapter of her 2016 Is Literature Healthy', Josie Billington questions the ways in which Leo Tolstoy’s novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich has been read and appropriated in the context of humanities courses offered as part of medical education curricula. The aim of her book is not to argue against such initiatives, but to illustrate that some of the standard approaches to The Death of Ivan Ilyich have remained on the surface of the text by assuming it provides readily available guidance for healthcare professionals, when, instead, such texts are powerful not for their answers but for their resistance to them. Indeed, she argues, turning to literary texts as part of a healthcare education is worthwhile ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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