Call for Papers: Special Issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies, “Cookbooks in/as American Culture: Identity, Community, Action”

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies, “Cookbooks in/as American Culture: Identity, Community, Action”

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The guest editors seek contributions for a special issue of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies on the topic of “Cookbooks in/as American Culture: Identity, Community, Action.” Proposed contributions to this special issue should use approaches that incorporate print culture and bibliographic methods to place particular focus on how American cookbooks do cultural work—be that repressive, resistant, or reparative—through their material form, means of creation, distribution and circulation, modes of reading, historical and economic contexts, and movement across national borders.

The guest editors seek contributions for a special issue of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies on the topic of “Cookbooks in/as American Culture: Identity, Community, Action.” The special issue will bring together articles that explore American cookbooks, past and present, placing particular focus on print culture and book historical methods in order to understand American cookbooks as books—that is, as material, textual, cultural, and economic goods. Proposed contributions to this special issue should use approaches that incorporate print culture and bibliographic methods to place particular focus on how American cookbooks do cultural work—be that repressive, resistant, or reparative—through their material form, means of creation, distribution and circulation, modes of reading, historical and economic contexts, and movement across national borders.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details.

Deadline for abstract submission: June 30, 2024
Deadline for full papers: November 15, 2024
Publication: late 2025/early 2026

Prospective authors will be notified about proposals by mid-July, and final articles of roughly 6,000 words that follow the Amerikastudien / American Studies. A Quarterly style guide (https://dgfa.de/american-studies-a-quarterly-2/article-style-sheet/) will be expected by November 15, 2024. Amerikastudien / American Studies. A Quarterly is peer-reviewed, and peer review will follow in early 2025.

For any questions, please contact the editors Ellen Barth (e_bart10@uni-muenster.de) and Corinna Norrick-Rühl (cnorrick@uni-muenster.de).