aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 30 October 2011

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aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. The journal features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

For the general section of its fifth issue, aspeers seeks outstanding academic writing demonstrating the excellence of graduate scholarship, the range of concerns scrutinized in the field, and the diversity of perspectives employed. We thus explicitly invite revised versions of term papers or chapters from theses written by students of European Master (and equivalent) programs. For this section, there are no topical limitations. Contributions should be up to 10,000 words (including abstract and list of works cited). The submission deadline is 30 October 2011.

aspeers 5 (2012) will also contain a topical section organized around the theme "American Food Cultures." We encourage European MA-level students to submit papers on this topic in particular. Please consult our topical Calls for Submissions for academic and art contributions at

For more information, our submission guidelines, and a timetable of the review process for this issue, please refer to Please direct questions and inquiries to