Special Issue

Language, Multilingualism, and Translation in American Studies

The September 2021 Special Issue, edited by Vicente L. Rafael and Mary Louise Pratt, is now available to American Studies Association members. 

Each September, the American Quarterly team assembles an interdisciplinary collection of pieces centered on a common theme in order to produce a special issue of topical, current interest. Each special issue is edited by a guest editor in collaboration with the AQ editors and the AQ Managing Board. It is comprised of a combination of essays that are solicited by the editors, and essays that are submitted to a call for papers. Proposals are reviewed by the AQ Board, and the submission process is subject to a peer-review process.

Click here for our current Call for Papers.

Click here for submission guidelines for future special issue proposals.

Past Special Issues

Energy Pasts and Futures in American Studies, Edited by Natasha Zaretsky, Michael Ziser, and Julie Sze

Origins of Biopolitics in the Americas, Edited by Greta LaFleur and Kyla Schuller

Towards a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities Edited by Lauren Tilton, Amy Earhart, Matt Delmont, Susan Garfinkel, Jesse P. Karlsberg, and Angel David Nieves

The Chinese Factor, Edited by Chih-ming Wang and Yu-Fang Cho 

Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure, Edited by Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Jana K. Lipman, and Teresia Teaiwa 

Pacific Currents, edited by Paul Lyons and Ty. P. Kawika Tengan

Las Américas Quarterly, edited by Licia Fiol-Matta and Macarena Gómez-Barris

Species/Race/Sex, edited by Claire Jean Kim and Carla Freccero (September 2013)

Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime, edited by Paula Chakravartty and Denise Ferreira da Silva (September 2012)

Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies, edited by Kara Keeling and Josh Kun (September 2011)

Alternative Contact: Indigeneity, Globalism, and American Studies, edited by Paul Lai and Lindsey Claire Smith (September 2010)

In the Wake of Katrina: New Paradigms and Social Visions, edited by Clyde Woods (September 2009)

Nation and Migration: Past and Future, edited by David G. Gutiérrez and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (September 2008)

Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States, edited by R. Marie Griffith and Melani McAlister (September 2007)

Rewiring the “Nation”: The Place of Technology in American Studies, edited by Carolyn de la Peña and Siva Vaidhyanathan (September 2006)

Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders, edited by Mary L. Dudziak and Leti Voipp (September 2005)

Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures, edited by Raúl Homero Villa and George J. Sánchez (September 2004)