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Call for Submissions PJAS 2023

Call for Submissions
Polish Journal for American Studies 2023

Paper proposals are welcome for a themed issue of Polish Journal for American Studies. PJAS has been published yearly since 2004, and is one of the leading American Studies journals in Poland. The journal is the yearbook of the Polish Association for American Studies. It is published by the American Studies Center and the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. https://paas.org.pl/pjas/

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PJAS Special Issue 2022 CFP


For more than a century now America’s visual legacy has been considered the chief contributor to the field of global cinema. This legacy conceptualizing the U.S.A. as, basically, visualized space, has similarly – and strongly – influenced global audiences’ conceptions of America and cinema as a medium. However, as both American studies and film studies do evolve, the question arises of how, at present, these two scholarly disciplines can be rethought and reinvented. In other words: has our perception of what it takes for a movie to be identified as American changed?; how does America matter in the contemporary global cinematic context?; how does this context offer itself to America so that she can be visible as (in)operative in it? – these are just a few of the questions that this special issue of PJAS would like to approach.

Referring, via the title, to the anthology of essays American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary which, back in 2011, recreated the traditional vision/s of the South and southern cinema, we want to invite scholars to help us complicate the above mentioned issues by offering us what they believe is now cinematically American (and/or America-filmed) “visualization/s” of: history, literature, politics, religion, food, education, culture, economics etc. With a multitude of – undoubtedly – colliding visions, we hope we can make these issues denser than they appear to be at present.

Submission details

The deadline for this year’s volume is January 31st, 2022.

The length of submission should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words.

We follow the MLA format for references and bibliography

A submission should be sent by e-mail as a Word attachment to Beata Zawadka at:


For more information on the journal see https://paas.org.pl/pjas/

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Extreme 21 – PJAS special issue

ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

Polish Journal for American Studies

Special issue, Fall 2021

The ExRe(y) project invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies titled “ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” (Fall 2021).

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CFP: PJAS Special Issue “Other Souths on page and screen”

Dear Colleagues,

Below, please, find a call for papers for the 2019 special issue of PJAS – devoted to “Other Souths on page and screen.”

Authors are cordially invited to submit a 200 word abstract and short bio via email to urszula.niewiadomska.flis@gmail.com

The email should bear the subject line “(surname) – abstract for PJAS”

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2018

All abstracts will be subject to review. Authors will be notified by 15 May, 2018

Accepted articles are due by August 31, 2018

Formal condition of acceptance:

Manuscripts of accepted articles should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers undergo a review process, and the editors reserve the right to refuse papers or to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.

Download full CFP (pdf)

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