Deadline extended: Regionalism and American Studies
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The motto e pluribus unum affirms the belief that out of many colonies came one nation. The reality, though, is that the United States became a nation with many regions, each with very distinctive traditions, cultures, history, politics, religious orientation, accents, and cuisines. The editors of The Americantist invite submissions from a variety of scholarly perspectives, including but not limited to literary, historical, sociological, and political-that explore the issue of regionalism in the study of the United States.
Questions to be considered include: What were the sources of regional identity? What structures and institutions perpetuate regional identity? In what ways, did/does popular culture reinforce regional stereotypes? In what ways does the construction of gender, race, and/or class vary from region to region? Case studies that focus on particular aspects of a region as well as close analysis of a particular text, tradition, political debate, etc. are welcome. And, of course, the editors solicit essays that challenge the underlying assumption of the preceding questions: does region really matter in studying the United States?
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