U.S. Studies Online showcases and promotes the exciting and emerging research produced by postgraduate and early career researchers in the American studies academic community.

Here are the first 18 issues, published between 2001 and 2011. For the latest USSO issues, click here.

Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Epic Aspirations for the Great American Novel: John Updike’s Song of America Catherine Morley © Catherine Morley. All Rights Reserved It’s a certain burden, this American-ness. If you come from a small nation you don’t have that. I feel sometimes that an American…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 Gender Representation in U.S. Contemporary Science Fiction Films: The Cyborg Hero Rocío Carrasco Carrasco © Rocío Carrasco Carrasco. All Rights Reserved The figure of the cyborg encloses many different and contradictory aspects and, therefore, its analysis becomes a difficult task. The cyborg was introduced to the…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition The American West through an Apocalyptic Lens: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian Elizabeth Rosen © Elizabeth Rosen. All Rights Reserved Let [no one] suppose that an Indian campaign is a picnic. If he goes out on such business he must go prepared to ride…

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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 6

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 Unearthing Resistance: African American Cultural Artefacts in the Antebellum Period Camilla Cox © Camilla Cox. All Rights Reserved In accordance with postcolonial critic and art historian Tim Barringer’s assertion that it is only ‘when the status of “art” is conferred on a body of work…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 6

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Toni Morrison and the Magical Re-Visioning of Space Sara Upstone © Sara Upstone. All Rights Reserved This paper aims to engage with the work of Toni Morrison from within the critical context of what may loosely be termed postcolonial studies. This in itself…

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