journal description

AmLit – American Literatures (AmLit; ISSN 2789-889X), located at the Research Area 'American Studies II' at the University of Graz, is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal for literary criticism in the fields of U.S. American, Canadian, and Latin American Studies.

AmLit is a cooperation between eight universities spread all over Europe:

  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • "L'Orientale" University of Naples (Italy)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (United Kingdom)
  • Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • Palacký University, Olomouc (Czech Republic)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Akaki Tsereteli University, Kutaisi (Georgia)

The unique philosophy of the journal is its focus on cutting-edge discourses in the fields of digital literature & cultures, transnational & border studies, as well as visuality & trans-/intermediality.

In particular, the journal tackles the following questions:

1.) What significance do literary texts have within the vortex of ongoing global changes and social transformations?

2.) Which theoretical instruments can we employ to rethink ‘the literary’ today?

3.) How have the functions of literature changed in the course of recent developments such as the Covid-19 pandemic?

4.) Which roles do digitization and intermediation assume in the creation of innovative methods of narrativization and aestheticization in literatures from the Americas?


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