JJAS Editorial Committee

The Japanese Journal of American Studies(No.26)-Call for Papers

    JAAS members are invited to submit proposals for papers to be included in the 26th issue (June 2015)of the Japanese Journal of American Studies. Papers on any topic within the field of American Studies, including those related to this issue's special theme, "Family," are welcome.

    As always, the coming issue will explore the theme from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. In general, we welcome papers that shed light on aspects of American ways of life, society, history, literature, politics, economics, law, art and architecture, and uses of electronic communications media. For the coming issue, we would like especially to see papers on same-sex marriages, domestic violence, the various images of orphans in literature and other media, etc.

    Proposals, consisting of a title and abstract (approximately 300 words), are due by January 23, 2014, and should be sent to the JJAS Editorial Committee via email at engjournal@jaas.gr.jp as attached files. Completed manuscripts will be due May 8, 2014 (maximum 8000 words, including notes) and should also be sent to the above email address. Papers must be written in English, based on original research and previously unpublished. Authors may submit only one proposal per issue. The JJAS style sheet can be obtained from the JAAS homepage (http://www.jaas.gr.jp/english/).