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Call for Special-Issue Proposals on topics in American Studies

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2021

Call for Special-Issue Proposals on topics in American Studies (Amerikastudien / American Studies)

The editors of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies invite proposals for a special issue on any topic of American Studies to be published in 2022/2023. 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.

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 by September 1, 2021.