CFP: Teaching "America" Outside the US (9/15/06; journal issue)
Teaching "America" Outside the US
JAST, Journal of American Studies of Turkey, a semiannual interdisciplinary
journal with international authorship, invites the submission of essays for
a special issue on Teaching American culture outside the United States.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- What should American Studies curricula in locations outside the US
seek to accomplish?
- How does one present the US within a disciplinary paradigm that
promotes transnational and subnational American studies?
- How is the teaching of American culture affected by the lack of
those conceptions and misconceptions that provide American students
perspectives on the constitution/ reconstitution/dissolution of "America"?
What conceptions and misconceptions take their place? What possibilities do
- How do curricular goals translate into the classroom: What texts,
contexts, events, and concepts are most important or most useful, and for
what reasons? What pedagogies are most successful?
The editors also welcome reviews of books and films related to the topic of
this special issue.
Deadline for submission of articles and reviews: 15 September 2006.
All correspondence and manuscripts for this special issue should be directed
to the issue editor, Kevin R. McNamara, Ege University/University of
Houston-Clear Lake, kmcnamara_at_houston.rr.com. Article manuscripts of 12-20
double-spaced pages and book or film reviews of 500-1000 words should be
submitted as MS-Word attachments
All manuscripts should follow the MLA Style. Identifying information should
be placed on a separate title page. More detailed information on the format
for articles and reviews is available at
For further information regarding the special issue, contact the issue
editor and include "JAST" in the subject line.
Published by the American Studies Association of Turkey, JAST aims at
bringing an international perspective, providing a comparative approach to
American studies and foregrounding the newest ideas and trends in the field.
The JAST homepage, containing back issues and information about the journal
is available at http://www.asattaed.org/asat_pages/jast/jast.php and
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