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Maggie McKinley and Matthew Shipe Named Next Executive Co-Editors of Philip Roth Studies

The publications subcommittee (as selected by the Roth Society’s Executive Council and the current co-editors of Philip Roth Studies) are delighted to announce the selection of Maggie McKinley and Matthew Shipe as the new Executive Co-Editors of PRS for a five-year term beginning in Spring 2024. Maggie and Matthew’s first work in this role will be for the Fall 2024 issue of the journal, Vol 20, No. 2. Maggie and Matthew are highly accomplished authors in the field of Roth studies, and well beyond. They come with a great reputation in book and journal editorship also. What is more, their depth of experience as society members and Executive Council members makes them ideal as the new editorial team for our journal. Much gratitude and plaudits go out to Aimee Pozorski and Mauren Scheurer for their outstanding work as co-editors over the past number of years. They have ensured that Philip Roth Studies remains a vigorous and dynamic scholarly arena for all things Roth. Aimee and Maren are finishing their work with the upcoming Spring 2024 issue, Vol. 20, No. 2. Thank you both for all your great work. Congratulations to Matthew and Maggie. We all look forward to your work with PRS in the forthcoming years. Sincerely, The Publications Subcommittee Andy Connolly, Deb Shostak, and Jim Bloom

Maggie McKinley is Professor of English and Honors Program Co-Coordinator at Harper College. She is the author of Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Understanding Norman Mailer (University of South Carolina Press, 2017), and the editor of Philip Roth in Context and Norman Mailer in Context (both Cambridge University Press, 2021). She served as Program Director for the Philip Roth Society from 2015-2021.

Matthew Shipe is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Advanced Writing at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Understanding Philip Roth (U of South Carolina P, 2022) and the editor, with Scott Dill, of the collection Updike and Politics: Due Considerations (Lexington, 2019). He currently serves as President of the Philip Roth Society and is on the Executive Board of the Updike Society.


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