ASL celebrates Seventh Issue of aspeers

On April 30, 2014, American Studies Leipzig celebrated the release of the seventh issue of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies. aspeers, the first and currently only graduate-level peer-reviewed journal of European American studies, encouraged fellow MA students from all fields to reflect on the diverse roles and meanings of anxieties in American culture.


Over the course of the last semester, an editing team of nine MA students, consisting of seven editors and two supervising editors, worked to select contributions, revise them together with the authors, edit them, and make them ready for publication. The result is a book-size volume with a topical focus on american anxieties. It contains a topical introduction authored by the editors, four academic papers by MA students studying and working in Europe, and an interview with Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet of the Université de Lausanne.


Prof. Dr. Pisarz-Ramírez opened the launch ceremony by acknowledging the hard work of the first-year MA students. Prof. Dr. Koennen extended on these remarks and highlighted the reputation and standing the MA Journal has in the field of American Studies. Supervising editor Mr. Bast, who has been with the journal for many years now, subsequently noted that he once again saw a student cohort grow with the challenge of aspeers. Former aspeers editors, the supervising team, and many interested students joined the reception afterwards.


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