The aim of the next issue of The Americanist (vol. XXV), a peer reviewed journal published by the American Studies Center of Warsaw University, is to explore the evolving nature of U.S. nationalism. Theoretical perspectives, as well as case studies from various eras, regions, and fields-including sociology, politics, media studies, literature and the arts-are welcome. We invite original papers concerning both the history of American nationalism and its various present manifestations. Especially welcome are studies involving a comparative or transnational perspective.
Examples of themes include: theories of nationalism and ethnicity; religion and U.S. nationalism; hybrid identities and diaspora communities; American identity and the construction of race, gender, sexuality; American wars (eg., the Civil War, the World Wars, the Cold War) and American nationalism; collective memory and the politics of history; the idea of the chosen nation; nationalism and civil religion Anti-Americanism as an expression of nationalism; minority rights in multi-cultural contexts; the visual culture of nationalism; nationalism in an age of globalization; transnationalism and nationalism.
Articles submitted 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. Please send manuscripts of articles as e-mail attachments (in either Word or WordPerfect) to:
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: 1 March 2009
William R. Glass Agnieszka Graff
American Studies Center
al. Niepodleglosci 22
02-653 Warszawa Poland
Office: +48 22 553 33 21
Fax: +48 22 553 33 22 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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