JASAT Submission Guidelines

All submissions to JASAT should be sent to the acquisitions editors listed below for consideration. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while under review by JASAT’s editorial staff.
Documents to be submitted (3):

• a short professional sketch of no more than 100 words-be sure to include university affiliation and job title
• a title page containing complete contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address)
• a manuscript that includes the submission’s title only; no name should appear on the submission as the journal employs a “blind review” process, meaning that a copy of the article will be forwarded to reviewers without revealing the author’s name. Please include bibliographic documentation with your manuscript.

  • 1. Essays/articles should range between 15-20 pages of double-spaced text in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, including all bibliographic information. Please note that the 15-page minimum should be 15 pages of text. Less than 15 pages of text will be rejected as underdeveloped. Essays/articles should explore an American Studies theme and be written in clear US English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to a scholarly audience with interdisciplinary interests. Authors should maintain a scholarly tone and avoid themes and language that reflect discriminatory or inflammatory overtones. Creative works (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction) that explore American Studies themes will be considered as follows:
    o Fiction/Creative Non-fiction works of 10-15 pages (editing may be required as space allows)
    o Poetry-five pages (multiple poems will be considered as long as they do not exceed the 5 page limit)
    2. JASAT requires use of the most current American Psychological Association (APA) style guide

Documents should be created in MS-Word and sent in one attachment to the appropriate acquisitions editor:
Cassy_Burleson@baylor.edu (creative works, artwork) Mia_Moody@baylor.edu (non-fiction)
An email indicating receipt of the submission will be sent within 72 hours. Notification of acceptance for the current or a future issue will be made within 60 days of review or no later than May 31st of the submission year.

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2018 ASAT Keynote Speaker: Lydia Kang

Lydia Kang was this year’s excellent ASAT keynote speaker. She is an author of young adult fiction, adult fiction and non-fiction, and poetry. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction.

 

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62nd ASAT conference November 8-9 2018

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Thursday

Session I:  2:00-3:30 Reading Between the Lines of the Identity Narrative 1

Diane Dowdey Sam Houston State University

“The Monsters They Bring and the Monsters They Find: Immigrant Journeys in Jasmine and The Refugees

John Gruesser Sam Houston State University Visiting Scholar

“Misreading Sutton E. Griggs”

Sharon Worley Sam Houston State University

“Hawthorne’s Prophetic Pictures and the Nineteenth-Century Women’s Movement”

 

Session II 3:30-4:50 Reading Between the Lines of the Historical Narrative

Frieda Koeninger Sam Houston State University

“Dogs/Horses; Saints/Demons; Gold/Monkeys: Indigenous & Spanish Narratives of the Conquest of the Aztecs

Adrian Popan   Texas Tech University

“Unsuccessful State Formation: Why Vigilante Groups, Claim Clubs, and the American Mafia Followed Different Trajectories”

Uzma Quraishi  Sam Houston State University

“Situating Abraham Lincoln in Karachi: USIA , Public Diplomacy, and the ‘Negro Problem’ During the Early Cold War”

 

 

 

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Friday

Session I: 8:15-9:35 Reading Between the Lines of the Artistic Narrative 2

Todd Giles        Midwestern State University

“Between the Gendered Lines of Abstract Expressionism”

Cody Parish      Midwestern State University

“Uncanny Art: The Horror (and Healing) of Meaning-Making in No End House

Ryan Samuelson    Midwestern State University

“From the Golden Age to Postmodernism: The Changing Artistic Movements of Superhero Comics”

Cynthia Vagnetti Sam Houston State University

“Real News: Digital Literacies and the Multimodal Slant”

Session II: 9:40-11:00 Reading Between the Lines of the Literary Narrative 3    

Robert Donahoo           Sam Houston State University

“Using Anything: Flannery O’Connor and Banning Books”

John Schulze    Midwestern State University

“Fading Traditions in Faulkner’s ‘The Bear'”

Melissa Laussmann       Midwestern State University

“The Art of Seeing: Tracing the Paths of Mindfulness in Works by Muir, Dillard, and Snyder”

Kiana M. Rios   Sam Houston State University

“Police Authority Shining Through Social Media”

Session III: 11:05-12:25 Reading Between the Lines of the Literary Narrative IV

Alicia Ward      Midwestern State University

“Battle in the Boundaries: Deliverance as Eco-Horror”

Lloyd Daigrepont          Lamar State University

“Reading McMurtry Between the Lines: Allusions as Context in  Last Kind Words Saloon

Sean Ferrier-Watson    Collin College

“Americanizing The Iliad”

Raffaele Idone, Mia Moody-Ramirez,  Baylor University                                            “Natural Disasters, Image and Crisis Management: An Analysis of President Trump’s Handling of Hurricane Maria”

LUNCH and KEYNOTE 12:30-1:50

Session IV: 2:00-3:20 Reading Between the Lines of the Contemporary Narrative 5

Grant Wiedenfeld        Sam Houston State University

“The National Anthem on the Campaign Trail: From the 1920s VFW Americanization Campaign to Ted Cruz’s Exploitation of Colin Kaepernick”

Samantha Cooper        Independent Scholar from the UK

“Exploring Queer Subversion and the Rejection of Heteronarratives in Post-Stonewall American Literature”

Hector Weir     Independent Scholar

“Down these Mean Streets: Religion and Purgatory in Prison”

Dorothy Bland and Mia Moody-Ramirez           University of North Texas

“Black Twitter Representations of #Kavanaugh Hearings”

 

 Session V: 3:30-5:00 Reading Between the Lines of the Pop Culture Narrative

Adrian Popan   Texas Tech University

“Unsuccessful State Formation: Why Vigilante Groups, Claim Clubs, and the American Mafia Followed Different Trajectories”

Samaneh Balali University of N. C.-Charlotte

“Slaughterhouse Five: An Anti-war Fantasy”

Robert Johnson Midwestern State University

“Critical Detectives”

Andrew Young Sam Houston State University

“Narrowcast Stardom: YouTube and Rooster Teeth”

 

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JASAT Submission Guidelines

All submissions to JASAT should be sent to the acquisitions editors listed below for consideration. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while under review by JASAT’s editorial staff.
Documents to be submitted (3):

  • a short professional sketch of no more than 100 words-be sure to include university affiliation and job title
  • a title page containing complete contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address)
  • a manuscript that includes the submission’s title only; no name should appear on the submission as the journal employs a “blind review” process, meaning that a copy of the article will be forwarded to reviewers without revealing the author’s name. Please include bibliographic documentation with your manuscript.

1. Essays/articles should range between 15-20 pages of double-spaced text in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, including all bibliographic information. Please note that the 15-page minimum should be 15 pages of text. Less than 15 pages of text will be rejected as underdeveloped. Essays/articles should explore an American Studies theme and be written in clear US English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to a scholarly audience with interdisciplinary interests. Authors should maintain a scholarly tone and avoid themes and language that reflect discriminatory or inflammatory overtones. Creative works (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction) that explore American Studies themes will be considered as follows:
o Fiction/Creative Non-fiction works of 10-15 pages (editing may be required as space allows)
o Poetry-five pages (multiple poems will be considered as long as they do not exceed the 5 page limit)
2. JASAT requires use of the most current American Psychological Association (APA) style guide
Documents should be created in MS-Word and sent in one attachment to the appropriate acquisitions editor:
Cassy_Burleson@baylor.edu (creative works, artwork) Mia_Moody@baylor.edu (non-fiction)
An email indicating receipt of the submission will be sent within 72 hours. Notification of acceptance for the current or a future issue will be made within 60 days of review or no later than May 31st of the submission year.

 

“‘Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant’: Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative”


Seadline for submissions: October 15, 2018

American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
contact email: asat@shsu.edu

The 62nd Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 8th-10th, 2018 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting individual and panel proposals for the upcoming meeting that address the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective

Individual Proposals Each session will consist of 3 presenters, each of whom will have 20 minutes to present, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme

Panel ProposalsSubmissions must be for a four-person panel: a moderator and three presenters. Total panel presentation time will be 1 hour, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme and must include an abstract for each presenter’s submission

The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of panel presentation topics to consider:

  • The “Fiction” of a Post WWI America
  • America,1968: Truths, Triumphs and Tragedies
  • Propaganda and the capture of the USS Pueblo
  • The Real Consequences of Fake News
  • Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: Athletes and Activism

To learn more about ASAT, please visit http://www.asatexas.org

For conference itinerary, please visit http://www.shsu.edu/academics/american-studies-conference/ fall 2018

The generous sponsorship of the Sam Houston State University Office of Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Elliot T. Bowers Honors College and Department of English make ASAT@SHSU possible.

2019 Call for Journal Submissions

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2019
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: asat@shsu.edu
The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT). The mission of JASAT is to promote scholarship that focuses on significant thematic, methodological and pedagogical issues in American Studies, as well as studies of Texas, and the Southwest. Submissions of articles, artwork and creative works are encouraged, as well as book reviews over recently released American Studies titles.

JASAT (US ISSN 0587 5064) is indexed by the MLA Directory of Periodicals Database, which is available online through EBSCO.

For journal submission guidelines and deadline, go to http://www.asatexas.org/jasat.html For book review guidelines and deadline, go to http://www.asatexas.org/bkreview.html

American Studies Journals 2018 Calls for Submissions:    

                                           

Southwest Council of Latin American Studies   

http://www.modlang.txstate.edu/scolas/The-SCOLAS-Journal/Call-forArticles.html

American Studies/American Studies International

https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/about/submissions

Journal of American Studies

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jamstuds

2017-2018 American Studies Collections and Exhibits:

 

2018 Texas and American Studies Meetings

 

February 7-10, 2018 – Southwest Popular and American Culture Association’s Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Link

February 12-17, 2018 – National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates Joint National Conference in Dallas, TX

February 18, 2018 – Annual spring meeting of the East Texas Historical Association in Marshall, TX Link

March 2-3, 2018 – Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, TX. Link.

March 14-18, 2018- National Council for Black Studies in Atlanta, GA (link needed)

April 6-7, 2018 -Annual meeting of the West Texas Historical Association in San Angelo, TX. (link needed)

April 6-7, 2018 – Texas Institute of Letters annual award ceremony and banquet in San Antonio, TX. Link

April 6-8, 2018 – Annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society in Lubbock, TX. Link

May 23-26, 2018 – Annual meeting of the Society of Southwest Archivists in San Antonio, TX. Link

June 8-10, 2018 – Annual Conference on the American Revolution at Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD (link needed)

Midwestern State University’s Moffett Library

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Midwestern State University’s Moffett Library has been selected as one of 104 grant recipients across the country to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.
A program launching the six-week exhibit will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the leisure reading area of Moffett with opening remarks by MSU’s Interim Provost Dr. James Johnston. Chris Tall Bear of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Nicholas Wahpepah of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board will provide prayers and songs. Marshall Gover, president of the Pawnee Business Council in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and a member of the Pawnee Nation, and Rear Admiral Kevin Meeks, acting deputy director of Field Operations for the Indian Health Service and a member of the Chickasaw Nation, will speak on Native American health topics.
Through print images and videos, “Native Voices” explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska natives, and native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for native people is tied to community, the land, and spirit. In interviews, native people describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of native individuals and communities today.
“We are so pleased to bring the National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to Wichita Falls,” said University Librarian Clara Latham. “We hope the native people in our community will take pride in the exhibition, and that all visitors will enjoy learning about these powerful concepts.”

Moffett Library will host the exhibition through June 7.

2017 Baylor Pruit Symposium

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The 2017 Pruit Memorial Symposium at Baylor University returned  to the theme of black gospel music with “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter,” featuring two keynote presentations: “From Spirituals to Blood Songs: Remembering Tradition and Deliverance through Gospel Performance” by Melvin Butler, Associate Professor of Musicology at University of Miami; and “A Theology of African American Sacred Song and Liberation” by Stephen Newby, Associate Professor of Music at Seattle Pacific University.

The annual event brings the perspectives of the Christian intellectual tradition on contemporary issues of common concern. Through the articulation of differing views within the realm of Christian understanding, Baylor aspires to be a locus for a distinctly Protestant and Christian world view that is true to the best thoughts in the Baptist tradition.

Other conference presenters were Deborah Smith Pollard, Terri Brinegar, Coretta Pittman, Jerry Zolten, and Laura Nash with Andrew Virdin. Click here for a complete schedule of events and presentations.

The Baylor American Studies Program was among the 2017 Pruit Symposium sponsors. Other sponsors included Armstrong Browning Library; Truett Theological Seminary; Baylor University Libraries; Baylor School of Music; the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media; the Department of History; the Department of English; the Department of Religion; the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching; the Center for Christian Music Studies; and the Baylor University Diversity Enhancement Grant.