Comparative American Studies
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Comparative American Studies is a new international journal that extends
scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the geographical boundaries
of the United States, repositioning discussions about American culture
within an international, comparative framework.
At this time of increasing globalization there is a growing need for
American Studies to be re-articulated in a comparative manner: that is to
say, first and foremost taking account of interactions between the USA and
other parts of the world, whilst also fully attending to multi-ethnic
comparisons within the USA.
The special need for developing international comparison is acknowledged in
the USA itself as well as throughout Europe and worldwide; indeed, there is
increasing academic interest within the American Studies community in the
United States in the development of perspectives on this area of study from
outside the USA's borders. The events of September 2001 in New York City and
Washington DC have brought home even more sharply how the destiny of the USA
must now be understood in relation to global networks rather than simply
The main disciplines covered in the journal are: literature, film, popular
culture, photography and the visual arts. Attention is also given to
history, the social sciences and politics, particularly insofar as these
fields impact on cultural texts.
Submit contributions from North America to:
The International Forum for US Studies (IFUSS)
226 International Center
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Tel: +1 319 335 2476
Fax: +1 319 335 0280
Submit contributions from Rest of the World to:
The Nottingham Trent University
Department of English and Media Studies
Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS
Tel: +44 (0) 115 941 8418
Fax: +44 (0) 115 948 6632
Content available by subscription.
Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: September 1 2004, Volume 2, No. 3
Date: 22 Sept. 2004