Annual Surveys of Scholarship
These three sources summarize and evaluate what they consider the major publications from a given year. Coverage generally lags behind several years, meaning the 2018 volume will cover 2015/2016 publications.
Year's Work in English Studies: Annual set of essays surveying the state of scholarship on literatures in English and English language studies.
Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory: Annual set of essays reviewing the year's scholarly publishing in major critical schools and theories.
American Literary Scholarship: Annual set of essays reviewing the published scholarship during that year; covers works on American authors, genres, periods, and themes.