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Current Issue

Available now: American Quarterly September 2015, Volume 67, Issue 3. The Pacific Currents special issue was edited by Paul Lyons and Ty P. Kawika Tengan. This marks the first special issue of American Quarterly under the Hawai‘i-based editorial team. This theme was chosen to showcase the unique intervention into American studies enabled by the editorial team's particular vantage point. Make sure to visit the Beyond the Page section for supplementary content from a number of authors. 

The September 2012 issue of American Quarterly (Volume 64, Issue 3) was recognized as the co-winner of Best Special Issue by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) recently.

The Call for Papers for the 2016 Special Issue: Tours and Duty and Tours of Leisure is now available.

A new "Interact" discussion is now available focused on the "Currents" section from the June 2012 issue. Please come and "Join the Conversation."

The journal has updated its Author Guidelines to introduce an online submission system.

Join the Conversation

American Quarterly is dedicated to being a forum for intellectual exchange among American studies scholars. The re-designed website creates new opportunities for scholars to connect outside of the printed journal. Good scholarship is only worthwhile if it is shared. Interdisciplinary scholarship in American studies hinges on communication between its scholars, and as the foremost journal of its kind, American Quarterly is at the center of this dialogue.

The new Interact section includes:

  • Teaching tools for using articles in the classroom
  • "AQ Then and Now," which compares and contrasts articles on a similar topic or object of study from different journal issues. Our first set of articles includes Clyde Woods’s “Katrina World: Blues, Bourbon, and the Return to the Source” with Eric Tang’s “A Gulf Unites Us: The Vietnamese Americans of Black New Orleans East.”
  • Reader commentary on a recent American Quarterly article to allow further engagement of published works.

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Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies

Now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sound, reflecting on its cultural, political, technological, economic, socio-historical, spatial, temporal, affective, and formal contexts.

To receive a 20% discount on Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies, please call the JHUP customer service department at 1-800-537-5487 and mention code NAF. Or order online at the Johns Hopkins University Press website and enter code NAF at the checkout.