Deadline: October 1, 2022

Call for Papers and Proposals: Amerikastudien / American Studies

Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly is one of Europe’s leading journals in the field of American studies. With a community of over 10,000 readers in at least 68 nations across all continents, we take pride in providing open access online to high-end, interdisciplinary research in the fields of American literature, culture, society, history, politics, media, language, and pedagogies. Founded in 1956, Amerikastudien / American Studies has its home base at the universities of Marburg and Flensburg and ensures highest academic publication standards through a double-blind peer review process, a broadly international board of reviewers, and our collaboration with a professional publishing house.

The journal is currently accepting paper manuscripts, proposals for interviews or forum contributions, as well as proposals for special issues via

Call for Papers

Amerikastudien / American Studies is continuously accepting manuscripts for papers (8,000 words) for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial offices at Europa-Universität Flensburg and Philipps-Universität Marburg via

All submissions should be in MS Word format (.docx, 2010 and higher), preceded by an abstract in English of no more than 200 words, and following MLA 7th ed. style. Articles should contain no references to the author.  
Upon submission, please confirm explicitly that the article has not been previously published (online or in print) and is not currently under review elsewhere.

An Amerikastudien / American Studies style guide is available here:

Call for Proposals: Forum Contributions and Interviews

Amerikastudien / American Studies also invites innovative, dialogic formats on current debates in the field for the forum section. Forum contributions should cover a spectrum of positions on a given issue and be curated by one or several moderators. For an example of this format, please see “Method as Practice” in Amst 67.1. Please send your proposals of topics, theoretical foundation, potential impact, and contributors to the General Editors at

Amerikastudien / American Studies also publishes interviews with writers or scholars of particularly high impact. Please contact the General Editors for details at

Call for Special-Issue Proposals on Topics in American Studies

The editors of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies invite proposals for a special issue on any topic of American studies to be published in 2024/2025. Proposals should elaborate on the specific design of the topic, should be inter- or transnational in scope, and should highlight the quality of the proposed contributions with regard to the overall topic. The proposals should include:

–       a 500-word description of the topic, presenting method, theory, and expected content;

–       a bibliography outlining the topic’s current state of research

–       at least two or three confirmed contributors with working titles and 200-word abstracts

(the guest editors are encouraged to recruit further contributors through an open call for papers).

Criteria for selection will be academic excellence, originality, social and/or political relevance, as well as the combination and coherence of the issue’s conceptual frame and its proposed contributions. The editors appreciate a heterogeneity of scholarly perspectives.

The best proposal will be selected by the General Editors, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Board this fall. Please send your proposals to by October 1, 2022.