54 journals in 25 countries

Looking from South Africa to the World: A Story of Identity for our Times

By Stephen Clingman
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

The article is a consideration of the question of identity in South Africa, and also in a global context.

Recent Articles

  • At the Crossroads: Orphan of Asia, Postloyalism, and Sinophone Studies
  • 前言: 哇賽,那風萬里捲潮來
  • The Power of “AH, E/B, Very OOC”: Agency in Fanfiction Jargon


03.16.11: JTAS 3 is now online
Journal of Transnational American Studies

The Editors of the Journal of Transnational American Studies, a peer-reviewed online, open-access journal published by the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center at the University of California-Santa Barbara and the Program in American Studies at Stanford University, are pleased to announce the publication of the journal’s latest issue.

The journal may be accessed without charge at http://escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas.

With contributions from scholars based in Canada, China and Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and all over the United States, JTAS 3 features a symposium by prominent European scholars of American Studies on citizenship and cosmopolitanism, selections from a study on the literature of the field in American history in China as well as the reprint of a particularly timely piece, considering the recent nuclear leak in Japan, on “Memories, Ghosts and Scars: Architecture and Trauma in New York and Hiroshima.”

In addition to new articles that examine questions in American Studies as the field intersects productively and problematically with other national cultures, societies, politics, and histories, the journal contains excerpts from newly published books in transnational American studies (in the Forward section),  and select re-publication of significant contributions to the field (in the Reprise section).

JTAS welcomes submissions of articles and proposals for special forums.  Please consult the Call for Papers section of our website for details:

Canadian Review of American Studies » Ceasefire or New Battle? The Politics of Culture Wars in Obama’s Time
Canadian Review of American Studies » States of Emergency: Anxiety, Panic, Nation now available
Journal of Transnational American Studies » JTAS 3 is now online