Founded In    1994
Published   annually
Language(s)   English

Fields of Interest


American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects

ISSN   1300-6606
Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Özlem Uzundemir, Çankaya University, Ankara
Laurence Raw, Başkent University, Ankara
Film Review Editor
Berkem Gürenci Sağlam, Başkent University, Ankara
Book Review Editor
Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Pamukkale University, Denizli
Associate Editor
Berkem Gürenci Sağlam

Editorial Board
Anthony Bak Buccitelli, Pennsylvania State University
Gert Buelens, Ghent University, Belgium
Roger Chapman, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida
Nicholas J. Cull, University of Southern California
Philip Davies, De Montfort University, UK
Gerald Duchovnay, Texas A&M University, Commerce
David N. Eldridge, University of Hull, UK
Aynur Erdoğan, University of Gröningen, Netherlands
David Epsey, University of Pennsylvania
Barış Gümüşbaş, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Eric Gruver, Texan A&M University, Commerce
Perin Gürel, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Martin Halliwell, University of Leicester, UK
Aleksandra Izgarjan, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Will Kaiser, Edward Waters College, Florida
Ayse Lahur Kırtunç, Emeritus, Ege University, İzmir
Elisabetta Marino, University of Rome, Italy
Manav Ratti, Salisbury University, Maryland
Atilla Silkü, Ege University, İzmir
Meldran Tanrısal, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Michelle Tokarczyk, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Tanfer Emin Tunç, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Eduardo B. Vasconcelos, Universidade Estadual de Goiás, Brazil

Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policies

The Editorial Board welcomes submission of material for consideration as an article, as a book or film review, as a comment on articles previously published in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey or an announcement of past or future events. Articles should be approximately 5000-6000 words in length, book reviews should not exceed 800 words, and comments and notes should be as brief as possible. Articles should be consistent with the objectives and scope of the Journal of American Studies of Turkey. All articles are subject to stylistic editing.

No manuscript will be considered for publication if it is currently under consideration by another journal or press or if it has been published or is soon to be published elsewhere. Both restrictions apply to the substance as well as to the exact wording of the manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted, the editorial board expects that its appearance in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey will precede republication of the essay, or any significant part thereof, in another work.

Authors should allow three to six months for a reply after the submission of the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation. First sheet: title, subtitle (if any), author's name, affiliation, full postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and acknowledgements (if any). Respective affiliations and addresses of co-authors should be clearly indicated. Subsequent sheets: main body of text, list of references (works cited), notes (if any),and appendices (if any). The text should be organized under appropriate section headings where possible.

Notes, limited to explanatory ones, should be included only when absolutely necessary. The MLA-2009 author-page style of documentation should be strictly observed.

Book reviews should include a brief description of the subjects covered in the book; an evaluation of the book's strength and weaknesses; and the kind(s) of audiences to whom the book might appeal. The heading of the review should include the following information:

  1. Title.
  2. Author(s) or Editor(s).
  3. Publication date.
  4. Number of pages.
  5. Price of book and postage and handling charges (if known).
  6. Name and address of publisher

Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word, double-spaced (including notes and works cited) with wide unjustified margins. They can be e-malied directly to our editors Laurence Raw and Ozlem Uzundemir.

The copyright of all material published will be vested in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey unless otherwise specifically agreed.


Journal of American Studies of Turkey

A biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board particularly welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines as well as comparative studies of American and other cultures.

Journal of American Studies of Turkey also publishes creative work, notes, comments as well as book and film reviews. All articles are reviewed by an objective, blind peer-referee process before acceptance. Prospective authors should examine the details for the preparation and submission of papers.

Journal of American Studies of Turkey has been indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, and the American Humanities Index since the publication of its first issue of Spring 1995, and in the MLA Directory of Periodicals since 1999.

The JAST homepage, containing various information and all articles, is available below.


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Spring 2015, Issue 41

Introduction: Testing Times for American Studies

Framing Errors: Reality and Fiction in Audio Drama

“An Indefinite Procession of Shadows”: Fitzgerald on Film in The Great Gatsby

Arthur Miller in Erzurum

Multiculturalism in Turkish Classrooms

American Undercurrents in the 21st Century: Trauma, Transformation, and the Reader as Witness in Nic

Massified Illusions of Difference: Photography and the Mystique of the American Historically Black C

Era(c)ing the South: Modern Popular Culture Depictions of Southern History

The Re-emergence of the Silent Film in Contemporary Cinema and Culture

The Beauties of Gravity

Book Review: An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Book Review: Beyond the Screen

Book Review: Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective

The Election Amid the Storm; Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War

Book Review: Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community

Book Review: Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities

Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Nature of the American Literary Canon

Book Review: Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics and Activism

Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Filmmakers from the Middle East and Central Asia

Book Review: Harput’ta Bir Amerikali [An American in Harput]

Yolum Düştü Amerikaya [I Happened to Travel America]; Bambaşka Ülke Amerikaya Yolculuk [A Journey to America: A Quite Different Country]

Book Review: Turkey File

Book Review: Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic

Book Review: Grammatology and Turkish Literary Modernity

Book Review: Impure Cinema: Intermedial and Intercultural Approaches to Film

Film Review: Gone Girl

Film Review: American Sniper

Film Review: Boyhood

Film Review: Fury

Film Review: Nightcrawler

Film Review: A Most Violent Year

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Film Review: Birdman

Other Issues

Special U.S. History Issue , Number 22