The American Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that provides a forum for intellectual debate about all aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the United States of America. It aims to present new and challenging research in the humanities to both academic and non-academic audiences around the world.

The Journal is currently accessable here

ISSN (Online): 2199-7268

Current Issue

No 64 (2018)

Previous Issues

No. 63 (2017) The Plain People: Contemporary Perspectives and Current Prospects
Edited by Sabrina Völz and Maria Moss

No. 62 (2017)
Miscellaneous Articles
Edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe

OP 12 (2017)
Fay Chong and Andrew Chinn: Asian Masters of American Art
by James W. Ellis

No. 61 (2016)
The Impact of the Internet and Social Media on US-American Culture and Society
Edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe

No. 60 (2016)
Lincoln in Europe
Edited by John Dean and Olivier Frayssé

OP 11 (2016)
American Berlin Across the Last Century
by Joshua Parker

No. 59 (2015)
Commemorating World War II at 70:
Ethnic and Transnational Perspectives

Edited by Birgit Däwes and Ingrid Gessner

OP 10 (2015)
Rape as Spectator Sport and Creepshot Entertainment:
Social Media and the Valorization of Lack of Consent

by Kelly Oliver

No. 58 (2014)
New Ways of Teaching English: The U.S. Embassy Election Project 2012
Edited by Martina Kohl and Torben Schmidt

OP 9 (2014)
The American Century and Its Evangelical Christian Fiction Legacy
by Marisa Ronan

No. 57 (2012)
Transfrontera: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Edited by Astrid Haas and María Herrera-Sobek

No. 56 (2012)
The South in the Age of Obama
Edited by Alfred Hornung

No. 55 (2011) — also published as OP 8 (2012)
Women’s Voices from the House of Time
Edited by Martina Kohl

OP 7 (2011)
Western History as (Post-) Colonial Studies?
by Brigitte Georgi-Findlay

OP 6 (2011)
Mark Twain’s Relevance Today
by Gary Scharnhorst

OP 5 (2011)
“Making America”: On A New Literary History of America
by Werner Sollors

No. 54 (2010)
Urban Culture, Urban Landscapes: Growing Up in the American City
Edited by Martina Kohl

No. 53 (2009) — revised edition published as OP 4 (2010)
Lincoln’s Legacy: Nation Building, Democracy, and the Question of Race and Civil Rights
Edited by Jörg Nagler

OP 3 (2008; revised edition published 2010)
The Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: A German Gateway to the Study of the U.S.A.
Edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe

No. 52 (2008)
Arab-American Literature and Culture
Edited by Alfred Hornung and Martina Kohl

No. 51 (2008)
Ethnic Visions of the United States of America
Edited by Peter Freese and Martina Kohl

No. 50 (2007)
The Outlaw and the American Cultural Landscape
Edited by Keagan LeJeune

No. 49 (2007)
Special Edition: The Best of ASJ, 1996–2007
Edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe