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Available now: American Quarterly June 2018, Volume 70, Issue 2. Make sure to visit the Beyond the Page section for supplementary content. 

In this issue, four essays address various modes of temporalities and spatialities in the way the world is captured by artists, writers, and critics. The issue also carries four book reviews on racial formation, the history of political culture and the shaping of public opinion and discourse, free speech on college campuses, and the cultures and logics of the carceral state and settler colonialism. Finally, the issue includes an event review and a digital project review, which respectively discuss the exhibit on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at Alphawood Gallery in Chicago and the social impact game Survivance.


We are proud to announce that American Quarterly September 2015 special issue, “Pacific Currents,” guest edited by Paul Lyons and Ty 

Kāwika Tengan, is the winner of the 2016 Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Award for Best Special Issue. Thank you to Paul and Ty for their vision and leadership and to all the contributors to the special issue!


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).

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

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Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure

Now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, this special issue investigates the multiple ways in which tourism and militarism inform each other in the past and in our own contemporary moment. 

To receive a 20% discount on Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure, 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. 

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