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 8, Spring 2006: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 ‘Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, we’ve all been there’: Vietnam Combat Literature and the Limits of Authenticity Simon Turner © Simon Turner. All Rights Reserved The publication of Paul Fussell’s breakthrough critical study The Great War and Modern Memory in 1975 represents a fascinating confluence of three…

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Issue 11, Autumn 2007: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 ‘America(s): Representations and Negotiations’: A Report of the British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Nottingham 2006 Ceri Gorton © Ceri Gorton. All Rights Reserved On the 18th of November 2006, the University of Nottingham welcomed delegates from Harvard, Bergamo, Dublin and…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 6

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 ‘Rambo America’ Resisted: Intertextual Politics in Oliver Stone’s Salvador (1986) and Platoon (1986) Nicholas Witham © Nicholas Witham. All Rights Reserved During the 1980s, the films of the Rambo trilogy told the incredible story of John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a heroic yet hard-done-by Vietnam…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 7

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition ‘The Unutterable Entertainments of Paradise’: The Landscape and Waste in the Fiction of David Foster Wallace Ben Williamson © Ben Williamson. All Rights Reserved Terms such as wilderness, desert, and wasteland present some interesting semantic issues. In much American literature each one has…

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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 On the Use of Language in Chinese American Literature Yan Ying © Yan Ying. All Rights Reserved The crucial functions of language as a means of communication, a carrier of culture, and a medium of power are always a significant part of ethnic experience and…

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