AJAS Call for Papers
The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.
Bill Brown observes that by the end of the nineteenth century, "the invention, production, distribution and consumption of things rather suddenly came to define a national culture" [Sense of Things 4]. This issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, "The Materials of American Studies," explores the role of objects in understanding, representing, tracing and conceptualising America, its past and present. We invite essays that explore the material of American Studies: the production, reproduction, consumption and circulation of objects from the colonial period to the present.