American Studies

American Studies is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association, the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of American Studies, and KU Libraries. American Studies (AMSJ) first appeared in 1959, and has 1,000 current subscribers. In 2005 it merged with American Studies International (ASI), and welcomes submissions with an international perspective. ASI, a journal for American Studies scholars outside the U.S., was published by the American Studies Department at George Washington University for over forty years. Beginning with Vol. 45 (2004), ASI ceased publication as an independent journal, and merged with AMSJ, with the agreement that AMSJ would devote at least one issue a year (or the equivalent) to transnational American Studies scholarship, international American Studies authors, and would maintain a significant showing of scholars outside the U.S. on its editorial board. The “On Teaching” forum, now on the AMSJ blog, originated as an ASI feature.

With an editorial board from a number of areas of study, the journal offers provocative perspectives on a variety of issues. Frequent special sections and special issues create a space for a broad discussion on a single topic. Articles on pedagogy inform the American Studies classroom. The book review section aims at keeping readers conversant with contemporary scholarship. This electronic edition provides free access to the back issues of the journal. The most recent three years are available via print subscription only.



Announcements

 

Forthcoming Issue: The Funk Issue, vol 52, no 4, is now out.

 
The Funk Issue, vol 52, no 4, is now out.  
Posted: 2013-12-03 More...
 

Remembering James Farrell

 
The AMSJ editors and staff are saddened to learn of the death of longtime editorial board member James Farrell.  
Posted: 2013-09-17 More...
 

Forthcoming Issue: Issue 52.3 is out now

 
AMSJ's first Summer Reading Issue is out!  It contains four excellent review essays by Tanya Sheehan, Clarence Lang, Megan E. Williams, and Lerone Martin, as well as dozens of book reviews.  
Posted: 2013-08-07
 

Forthcoming Issue: Forthcoming Issue: 52.2 2013

 
Before Django was Mandingo.  Check out the trailer from the 1975 movie Mandingo, which Andrew DeVos writes about in the lead article in our forthcoming issue 52.2 2013.  
Posted: 2013-03-12
 
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Vol 52, No 4 (2013): The Funk Issue


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Posed studio portrait of Betty Davis, (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)






American Studies. ISSN 0026-3079.

This electronic publication is supported by the University of Kansas Libraries