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 they engender?
- How do curricular goals translate into the lassroom: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 http://edebiyat.ege.edu.tr/bolumler/amerikan/en/jast/Notes.html.
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 http://edebiyat.ege.edu.tr/bolumler/amerikan/en/jast/index.html.
Kevin R. McNamara
Ege University/University of Houston-Clear Lake
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