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Debbie Cock <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers

Comparative American Studies
An International Journal

Comparative American Studies: An International Journal is an exciting new
journal that will extend scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the
geographical boundaries of the United States, repositioning discussions
about American culture explicitly within an international, comparative

At this time of increasing globalization there is a growing need for
American Studies to be re-articulated in a comparative manner: that is to
say, first and foremost taking account of interactions between the USA and
other parts of the world, whilst also fully attending to multi-ethnic
comparisons within the USA. The special need for developing international
comparison is acknowledged in the USA itself as well as throughout Europe
and worldwide; indeed, there is increasing academic interest within the
American Studies community in the United States in the development of
perspectives on this area of study from outside the USA's borders. The
events of September 2001 in New York City and Washington DC have brought
home even more sharply how the destiny of the USA must now be understood in
relation to global networks rather than simply domestic politics.

The main disciplines covered in the journal will be:

literature, film, popular culture, photography and the visual arts.
Attention will also be given to history, the social sciences and politics,
particularly insofar as these fields impact cultural texts.

Topics covered will range widely and include:

 American Studies and Interdisciplinarity
 Intercultural American Studies
 American culture and Globalization
 The United States and the Americas
 Borderlands, Migrations, Diasporas
 Transnationalism, Transculturalism, and their Prehistories
 Languages and the Americas
 American Literature in Comparative Context
 The International Slave Trade
 Comparative Approaches to Race, Gender, Sexuality
 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, Fundamentalism
 Environmentalism and Regionalism
 Religions: National and Global
 Hollywood and the World
 Technology, New Media
 The Postnational City
 American Music, America in Music
 Visual Aesthetics, Art, Photography

Call for Papers

Contributions are invited for early issues of Comparative American Studies:
An International Journal.

Articles should be between 5-7000 words. Four copies of the manuscript
should be submitted, typed in double-spacing on one side of A4 paper only
and must include an abstract of 100-150 words on a separate sheet. In
addition an electronic version should be sent by email. Submissions will be
refereed anonymously by at least two referees.

The journal uses the Harvard system of referencing with author's name and
date in the text and a full biography in alphabetical order at the end of
the article.

Submit contributions from North America to:

Jane Desmond,
The International Forum for US Studies (IFUSS), 226 International Center,
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Tel: +1 319 335 2476 Fax: +1 319 335 0280
Email: [log in to unmask]

Submit contributions from Rest of the World to:

R.J. Ellis,
The Nottingham Trent University, Department of English and Media Studies,
Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 115 941 8418 Fax: +44 (0) 115 948 6632
Email: [log in to unmask]

For further information including how to subscribe, please visit:

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