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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 amst@dgfa.de by September 1, 2021.