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This section reports on workshops, seminars, conferences or symposia on the United States and aims to keep a record of significant events in American studies prior to the publication of proceedings. Contributions range from comprehensive reviews to more specific analytical appraisals. They should highlight the events’ significance by providing an account of the major issues addressed, individual papers, and ensuing discussions. This section is open to contributions by doctoral students. Academic event attendants, participants, and speakers may submit. We recommend that reviews not be written by event organizers themselves. Reviews may be written in French or English. The recommended length is 2 to 5 pages. Contributors are kindly asked to send along paper abstracts and links to event websites if available. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Submissions should be sent to the section editors: Thibaut Clément (history, politics, and society) or Claire Maniez (literature, arts, and culture).

Book Reviews

This section’s editors are in charge of seeking reviewers for books received, but you may send proposals to review a book. For the sake of academic honesty, if you feel you have any conflict of interests (e.g. family member, manuscript reader...), please let us know. Reviews shall not be shorter than 1,000 words. They can be of various formats (review, critical appraisal, bibliographical essay, etc.), but should in all cases include a summary (chapters, sections, etc.) and an assessment (positive and negative aspects). Reviews may also end with a discussion of the larger issues.

Reviews must include the following:

  • Full title of the book;

  • First and last names of author(s);

  • Place of publication, publisher, series, year of publication;

  • Number of pages;

  • ISBN;

  • Price;

  • First and last names and institution (if applicable) of the reviewer.

Book reviews are published in French or English. Quotations should be in the language of the original work and followed by the page number in parentheses. Section editors hold the right to modify spelling, typographic presentation or style. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Reviews may be sent to the section editors: Monica Manolescu (literature) or Peter Marquis (history, social sciences, cultural studies, arts).

Trans’Arts

This section is dedicated to short critical essays and explores current trends in transatlantic visual arts through columns, articles, and reviews of exhibitions or other cultural events. It mainly focuses on current events, practices, and debates in American art. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Submissions should be sent to the section editor, Géraldine Chouard.

Music Box

This section is dedicated to the history and analysis of American popular music, as well as current musical topics. It publishes reviews of books, records, DVDs, and concerts, as well as academic essays analyzing music as an object, practice, and symbol, including its relations to aesthetics, the economy, technology, sociology, politics, etc. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Submissions, preferably in English, may be sent to the section editor, Elsa Grassy.

Recognitions

This section is dedicated to encounters with writers, artists or translators. It publishes interviews (written, recorded or filmed), essays, unpublished texts of fiction or poems. It also welcomes tributes to a writer’s work. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Submissions should be sent to the section editor, Nathalie Cochoy.

Perspectives

This section publishes interviews (written, recorded or filmed) with prominent scholars in the field of American studies, in particular specialists of the history, politics, and society of the United States. It also welcomes tributes. For detailed guidelines please refer to the stylesheet. Submissions should be sent to the section editor, Yves Figueiredo.

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