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Available now: American Quarterly March 2016, Volume 68, Issue 1. This issue inaugurates the Digital Projects Review co-edited by Scott Nesbitt and Stephen Berry. The issue also features essays dealing with a range of topics and using a variety of methodologies and sources. Make sure to visit the Beyond the Page section for supplementary content. 



Correction: An updated version of the endnotes for Rachel McBride Lindsey's article "'The Mirror of All Perfection': Jesus and the Strongman in America, 1893-1920" can be found here.

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 Call for Papers for the 2017 Special Issue, The Chinese Factor: Reorienting Global Imaginaries in American Studies is now available.

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

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Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies

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