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Call for Special-Issue Proposals on topics in American Studies (June 12th, 2024)

Deadline: October 1, 2024

Call for Special-Issue Proposals on topics in 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 2026/2027. 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

  • 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 October 1, 2024.


Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly is one of Europe’s leading journals in the field of American studies. With a community of over 25,000 readers in at least 85 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.

The journal is currently accepting paper manuscripts, proposals for interviews or forum contributions, as well as proposals for special issues via