55 journals in 25 countries
Chung-Wai Literary Monthly
Japanese Journal of American Studies
The American Review
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Nanzan Review of American Studies
Amerikastudien / American Studies
Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik (AAA)
American Studies Today
Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Comparative American Studies: An International Journal
Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies
Journal of American Studies
Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
American Studies in Scandinavia
American Studies Yearbook
Ad Americam: Journal of American Studies
Revue française d’études américaines
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
European Journal of American Studies
FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research
American Studies Journal
49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies
Moravian Journal of Literature and Film
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
Polish Journal for American Studies
Canadian Review of American Studies
Journal of American History
African American Review
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
Journal of Transatlantic Studies
American Literary History
Journal of Transnational American Studies
The Confession of an Uncontrived Sinner: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”
By Małgorzata Grzegorzewska
Polish Journal for American Studies
Brilliant phenomenological analysis of the ticking sound in Poe’s story.
- The Problems of Environmental Criticism: An Interview with Lawrence Buell
- “Don’t Believe a Word of It”: A Conversation with William Gass at Viola, Prague, August 1, 1995
- Travels into History: Ernest J. Gaines’s African-American Odyssey in The Autobiography ...
This website provides scholars with a one-stop shop for the latest research published in American studies journals throughout the world. Organized by the International Initiative of the American Studies Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this site is the outcome of a collaboration between 31 journal editors in 17 countries. By listing tables of contents, announcements, and other information from the various journals on this website, the editors collectively seek to connect American studies scholars and research across national borders.
In the ASA’s September 2004 newsletter, ASA President Shelley Fisher Fishkin announced the nascent International Initiative, writing, “Facilitating ongoing conversations between international scholars of American Studies and Americanists in the U.S. can help both groups achieve a better understanding of both the multiple cultures that have shaped U.S. culture from the start, and the impact that American culture has had on other countries around the globe.” To this end, the ASA sponsored networking meetings and discussion groups between directors of international American studies programs and centers, held a business meeting for editors of American studies journals worldwide, and published a directory of participating scholars and organizations at the 2004 conference in Atlanta. At their meeting, the journal editors-together with those of American Quarterly-considered the idea of creating a website to list the latest American studies scholarship around the world.
This idea became a top priority at the 2005 ASA conference in Washington, D.C., where the International Initiative again fostered communications between department chairs, organizational presidents, and journal editors in the field of American studies. At their second business meeting, the journal editors determined the website’s aim and scope, and they set a goal of launching the American Studies Journals website in the upcoming year.
The publication of this online resource in October 2006 realizes the goals outlined by the ASA’s International Initiative and its participating journal editors, but the website’s ongoing value will increase with each additional journal and issue posted to its pages. It is appropriate that this should take place during the ASA’s annual conference in Oakland, entitled, “The United States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies.” We are confident that this website will further the aims of this conference and of the International Initiative more broadly, and we look forward to maintaining such international connections in the years to come.