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The twelfth issue of aspeers is now available in print and online.
The issue features a number of contributions centering around the theme of American Anger, in addition to other excellent articles highlighting the range of issues discussed in American studies on the European graduate level.
The six articles by graduate students are on "Truth-Telling and Trolls: Trolling, Political Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century, and the Objectivity Norm" (by Hedwig Lieback), "The Paradox of Liminality: American Samoa’s Attenuated Sovereignty in the Twenty-First-Century American Empire" (by Melanie van der Elsen), "Angels and Anti-Pornography Feminists: A Comparative Analysis of Civilian Public Safety Organizations" (by Deborah Pomeranz), "Ceremony Found: Sylvia Wynter’s Hybrid Human and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony" (by Anthony James Obst), "'I’m Not a Real Person Yet': Queering Coming of Age in Frances Ha" (by Annika M. Schadewaldt), and "Of Pregnant Kings and Manly Landladies: Negotiating Intersex in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness" (by Mascha Helene Lange).
In addition, aspeers 12 (2019) contains a professorial voice by Prof. Derek R. Ford on "The Struggle of 'American Anger': In Defense of Extremism," artistic engagements with the topic of American Anger — "Silent Rage" (by Seda Erdil), "Fascist Desert Dessert," and "Jerusalem Stone Rooms" (by Emily Drew Miller) —, an introduction by the graduate editors, and a brief foreword.editors' blog