aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
calls for submissions by 1. December 2007
aspeers is a new, annual, peer reviewed journal for young American Studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American Studies graduate students below the PhD-level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field and its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world.
aspeers is the only American Studies journal specifically targeting graduate students enrolled in MA programs in Europe. It is located at the American Studies MA Program at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Every issue will contain peer-reviewed, academic work, as well as a section of art, poetry, and other contributions. Its first issue, scheduled to be in print in March 2008, will aim to produce a snapshot of graduate American Studies in Europe.
For more information on aspeers and our mission statement, please refer to www.aspeers.com/missionstatement.
For its first issue, aspeers seeks outstanding academic writing demonstrating the excellence of graduate scholarship, the range of concerns scrutinized in the field, and the diversity of perspectives employed. Considering the short deadline, we thus explicitly invite revised versions of term papers or chapters from Master (or Magister/Diploma) theses written by students of European Master (and the equivalent) programs. Contributions to this section should be up to 10000 words (including abstract and list of works cited).
In addition, aspeers seeks contributions to its open submission section. This issue's open submission topic is 'Transatlantic Encounters' and submissions should respond to this topic. We will consider for inclusion printable submissions (poetry, photography, collages, etc.) regardless of the author's institutional affiliation or level of study. Submissions to this section will be accepted until 2. January 2008.