The San Joaquin Valley Journal offers a refereed forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley.

In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the middle and southern portions of California’s Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is now accepting submissions for its 2014 edition.

Issue 4: 2013


"Besotted by drink and lust": A conversation with Edwin Decker
Wes Riddle

Literary Criticism:

A Bloody Dark Landscape: Teaching Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West
John Wegner, Angelo State University

"I have sketched out for myself a plan":
Gender Performance and Quixotic Reality in Tenney's Female Quixotism

Robert Searway, California State University, Stanislaus

Violent versus Nonviolent Revolutions:
A Comparative Study of The Battle of Algiers and Gandhi

Vikash Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Never-Ending Cycle of Difference: Mimicry and a Third Space in The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself
Steve Vermouth, California State University, Stanislaus

Service Learning in the Valley:

Incorporating Service and Community-Based Learning in Graduate Education
Katie Olivant, Brandon Price, and Shawna Young, California State University, Stanislaus