CFP: Special Issue Proposals in American Studies

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
August 2, 2022 to October 1, 2022
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Literature, Political History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

The open-access journal Amerikastudien / American Studies is currently inviting proposals on any topic in American studies to be published in 2024/2025. Proposals should elaborate on the specific design of the topic, should be inter- or transnational in scope, and should highlight the quality of the proposed contributions with regard to the overall topic. Special issues usually cover 5-8 articles and should not exceed a total of 50,000 words.

The proposals should include:

  • a 500-word description of the topic, presenting method, theory, and expected content;

  • a bibliography outlining the topic’s current state of research

  • at least two or three confirmed contributors with working titles and 200-word abstracts

(the guest editors are encouraged to recruit further contributors through an open call for papers).

Criteria for selection will be academic excellence, originality, social and/or political relevance, as well as the combination and coherence of the issue’s conceptual frame and its proposed contributions. The editors appreciate a heterogeneity of scholarly perspectives.

The best proposal will be selected by the General Editors, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Board this fall. Please send your proposals to amst@dgfa.de by October 1, 2022.

Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly is one of Europe’s leading journals in the field of American studies. With a community of over 10,000 readers in at least 68 nations across all continents, we take pride in providing open access online to high-end, interdisciplinary research in the fields of American literature, culture, society, history, politics, media, language, and pedagogies. Founded in 1956, Amerikastudien / American Studies has its home base at the universities of Marburg and Flensburg and ensures highest academic publication standards through a double-blind peer review process, a broadly international board of reviewers, and our collaboration with a professional publishing house. For further information, please visit our website at https://amst.winter-verlag.de/?_locale=en.

Contact Info: 

Carmen Birkle and Birgit Däwes
General Editors of Amerikastudien / American Studies

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