For a new journal dedicated to the study of American Literatures – AmLit – based at the University of Graz (https://amlit.eu/), with members on the General Board from universities all over Europe, we are looking for qualified scholars in American Studies interested in becoming reviewers for academic articles. If you are interested, you would be added to our pool of reviewers and be informed on a regular basis about essays in the blind reviewing process. The journal appears twice a year (March and October). Once in the reviewers’ board, you could, of course, still decline if your workload does not allow for reviewing or if the essay suggested to you does not fit into your research area.
AmLit is designed as a new academic venue for experienced as well as young and upcoming scholars to publish collections of cutting-edge articles on recent developments in American literature. We believe that literature from North, Central, and South America has been at the forefront of registering, tracing, and narrativizing complex cultural developments such as digitization, migration, globalization, trans- and interculturality as well as visuality and intermediality, imbuing them with recognizable aesthetic patterns of representation. We are eager to provide a publication forum for scholarly essays from the fields of U.S. American, Canadian, and Latin American literary studies that deal with fictional, non-fictional, and graphic texts as well as book reviews.
The methodological orientation of the journal encompasses all major branches of literary studies (African American & Ethnic Studies, Gender, Feminist & Queer Theory, Marxist Theory, New Historicism, Postcolonialism, Socio-Linguistics, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, Visuality, etc.). The target group for this publication is the academic community, with scholars from all European countries, but potentially also from the USA, Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America.
Please send your consent to become a reviewer for AmLit together with a short bio sketch, your affiliation and your expertise within the field of American Studies (naming up to four key areas of your research) to firstname.lastname@example.org.