Scope of Journal
All aspects of literature in English, with a concentration in Maine and regional history and literature. Special issues devoted to writers such as Jewett, Hardy, James, Yeats, and Joyce, on whom Colby’s Special Collections contain substantial holdings. Irish writers are well represented in the Quarterly, reflecting the Library’s James Augustine Healy Collection of Irish Literature. Several issues from the later decades of the 20th and early years of the 21st century focus on major topics in Classical literature.
The journal frequently published essays about authors represented in Colby's special collections-Thomas Hardy, Henry James, W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney and other Irish writers from 1880 to the present.
Other subjects included Irish and American studies, contemporary drama, the relationships of art and literature and the relationships among psychology, history and literature.
Special issues include Varieties of Regionalism: Essays on Regional History and Literature; Women and Religion; Photography and the Life o f the Mind; Irish Women Writers; Sarah Orne Jewett: A Writer for Our Time; Contemporary Irish Drama; Work and Subjectivity; American Popular Culture; Cinematic Shakespeare; William Trevor; Works from the Colby College Museum of Art