Publisher: Center for the Americas. Vanderbilt University
AmeriQuests is a peer-reviewed multi and inter-disciplinary journal
which will discuss issues relating to dislocation, relocation,
migration, displacement, refugees, homelessness, crossing borders,
storytelling, narrative analysis, multiculturalism, ethnic literatures,
postcolonial studies and anthropology -- throughout the Americas.
Given that state or legal intervention in these quests is generally
contingent upon some kind of oral or written application or testimony,
AmeriQuests places a strong emphasis upon the stories told by and about
the people who embark upon, or are forced into, these quests,
implicating research into such areas as life stories, storytelling,
confession, translation, and the literature/law relationship.
AmeriQuests is the official journal of Vanderbilt University's new
Center for the Americas, so we will consider articles written about
quests undertaken within or through South America, Central America,
Mexico, the Caribbean, the US and Canada/Québec, and upon issues
relating to the crossing of borders as people move from one state to
another. These “states” can be geographical, psychological, and social,
so AmeriQuests will foster and promote strong work within and between
departments and disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, law
This journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle
that making research freely available to the public supports a greater
global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased
readership and increased citation of an author's work.
Center for the Americas
PO Box 351535, Station B
Nashville TN 37235-1535
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML or PDF format.
Current Issue: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004)
Date: 7 April 2005