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General Editors


Prof. Dr. Carmen Birkle
Philipps-Universität Marburg
FB 10: Fremdsprachliche Philologien
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Nordamerikanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6 F
D-35032 Marburg
Tel. (0049)(0)6421-28-24-345
Fax (0049)(0)6421-28-24-343

Prof. Dr. Birgit Däwes
Europa-Universität Flensburg
Seminar für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg

Associate Editors

Dr. Cedric Essi
Dr. Johanna Heil
Dr. Connor Pitetti

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf
PD Dr. Ingrid Gessner
Prof. Dr. Anke Ortlepp
Prof. Dr. Heike Paul
Prof. Dr. Marc Priewe
Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann


until 2022:

Alfred Bendixen (Princeton)
Manfred Brückner (Delaware)
Birgit Däwes (Flensburg)
Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Stanford)
Christine Gerhardt (Bamberg)
Catrin Gersdorf (Würzburg)
Ingrid Gessner (Regensburg)
Paul Giles (Sydney)
Gudrun Grabher (Innsbruck)
Martin Klepper (HU Berlin)
Kerstin Knopf (Bremen)
Simon Koschut (FU Berlin)
Christian Lammert (FU Berlin)
Ursula Lehmkuhl (Trier)
Alan Lessoff (Illinois State)
Timo Müller (Konstanz)
Greta Olson (Gießen)
Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Leipzig)
Ralph Poole (Salzburg)
Gabriele Rippl (Bern)
John Carlos Rowe (Southern California)
Ilka Saal (Erfurt)
Kerstin Schmidt (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Philipp Schweighauser (Basel)
Stephen Shapiro (Warwick)
Daniel Stein (Siegen)
Babette Bärbel Tischleder (Göttingen)
Bryce Traister (Western Ontario)
Elizabeth West (Georgia State)
Jutta Zimmermann (Kiel)

until 2024:

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Wien)
Andrew Gross (Göttingen)
Joel Johnson (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Zuzanna Ladyga (Warsaw, Poland)
Ruth Mayer (Hannover)
Tatiani Rapatzikou (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Jane Simonsen (Augustana, Rock Island, Illinois)
MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (Würzburg)
Nicole Waller (Potsdam)
Simon Wendt (Frankfurt)

Current Officers of the German Association for American Studies


Prof. Dr. Philipp Gassert
Universität Mannheim
Historisches Institut
Lehrstuhl für Zeitgeschichte
68131 Mannheim

Vice President

Prof. Dr. Karsten Fitz
Universität Passau
Professor of American Studies
Innstraße 41
94032 Passau

Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

Visit for information on the German Association for American Studies (DGfA / GAAS).

Publication Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial offices of Amerikastudien / American Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg and Philipps-Universität Marburg via

E-Mails regarding books for review should be submitted to our review editors via Hardcopies might be sent to reviewers directly, so we ask publishers to kindly coordinate this process with our review editorial office at the University of Cologne. The journal is under no obligation to review unsolicited books.

In view of the computerized production of the journal, manuscripts of articles and reviews can only be accepted if submitted as computer files (preferably MS Word).

Please note the following formal requirements:

— Article manuscripts—manuscript text, abstract, notes, list of works cited—should not exceed 60,000 to 70,000 characters (including spaces).

— All articles must be preceded by an abstract in English of no more than 200 words.

— Since Amerikastudien / American Studies follows a blind-review system, articles should contain no references to the author.

— Upon submission, please confirm explicitly that the article has not been previously published (online or in print) and is not currently under review elsewhere.

— An Amerikastudien / American Studies style guide is available here:


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Current Issue

Issue 4 / 2018


Philipp Schweighauser, Gabriele Rippl, Silvy Chakkalakal, A. Elisabeth Reichel