CFP: European Journal of American Culture (journal)

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Mark whalan
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The European Journal of American Culture

In the next few months I will take over the editorship of EJAC from Professor
Richard Ellis of Nottingham Trent University, and would like to thank him for
all the work which he has put into the journal over so many years.

In addition to the staple fare of the journal (scholarly articles and book
reviews) the editorial team want to broaden the focus of the journal. In
particular we want to include spaces for comment and reply so that
developments in American culture can be highlighted and discussed as they are
happening rather than retrospectively.

Unsurprisingly our aim is academic excellence (and all our articles are
refereed), but what we also seek is relevance and readership. We want
articles that are credible in terms of the research assessment exercise but we
also want to build a journal that undergraduates, postgraduates and academics
from a range of disciplines find truly useful and interesting.

In detail our aims might be defined as:-

1. Through the publication of long articles (circa 6,000-8,000 words), to
facilitate the academic study of all aspects of American culture, both modern
and historical, particularly in newer fields of academic enquiry such as film
and new media. Articles may approach their particular subject matter from one
discipline or from several.

2. Through the publication of shorter comments and responses, to foster
academic debate about on-going developments in modern American culture.

3. Through the publication of reviews, to review current scholarship within
the broad field of American culture, both modern and historical.

Our principles are:-

1. To paraphrase Jefferson’s words ‘all men [and women] are created equal’ and
that academic excellence does not reside solely within the ranks of
established scholars. We are willing to consider articles from all sections
within the academic community, and from beyond it.

2. To be neither pro-American or anti-American in our editorial direction.

3. To value the European perspective on American culture. European culture has
fostered the development of American culture, which in turn has fostered the
development of a global culture in which Europe is enmeshed.

If you have an article for potential publication in the journal, would like to
suggest a short comment under 2 above, or are seeking to have a book reviewed
in the journal, or would like to review a book for the journal you should
contact me at:

University of Plymouth
Douglas Avenue

Best wishes,

Dr. G.H. Bennett

Dr Mark Whalan
Lecturer in American Literature and Culture
School of English
University of Exeter

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Received on Mon Oct 28 2002 - 12:17:47 EST