CFP: The Politics of American Studies (6/15/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
William Glass
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The Politics of American Studies

The editors solicit submissions for vol. XXIII of The Americanist: Warsaw
Journal for the Study of the United States (formerly American Studies,
published by the American Studies Center of Warsaw University). We are
particularly interested in articles that explore the theme of politics in
relation to American studies as a field. Specifically, we are looking for
essays that examine different dimensions of politics. We welcome
contributions that bring the interdisciplinary approach of American studies
to an analysis of American political life and culture. Second, we hope to
examine, from a variety of international perspectives, the ongoing debate
concerning the “politics” (or “politicization”) of American studies
themselves. Is the field inevitably political, and what are its politics?
How have they evolved, especially since the end of the Cold War? In what
terms is the purpose of American Studies debated in the USA, in Western
Europe, in countries of the former Soviet bloc? What did it mean to be a
student of American culture and society behind the Iron Curtain in the
context of the Cold War? What did it mean to be a teacher of American
studies during this era? Finally, we are looking for essays that analyze
the political and ideological assumptions undergirding the current debates
over the scope of American studies as an academic discipline.

Texts should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words inclusive of notes and
bibliography. They should be prepared according the MLA Handbook for
Writers of Research Papers, 5th Edition. Manuscripts of articles may be
submitted as attachments to emails in either Word or WordPerfect files or
may be sent in printed form to the address below. Articles should be
double-spaced, with standard margins and font and should include a cover
page, with the title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, email
address, and postal address. The text of the essay should have its title
only, without the author’s name.

Deadline: 15 June 2006

William R. Glass (
Agnieszka Graff (
American Studies Center
Al. NiepodlegÅ'oÅ›ci 22
02-653 Warszawa

William R. Glass
Professor of American Social History
American Studies Center
al. Niepodleglosci 22
02-653 Warszawa Poland
Phone: +48 601 824 441
Office: +48 22 553 33 21
Fax: +48 22 553 33 22

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