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 18, Spring 2011: Article 4

US STUDIES ONLINE PROSE-RHYTHM AND THE AESTHETIC CLAIM: A NEW READING OF ELIZABETH BISHOP’S ‘SANTARÉM’ VIDYAN RAVINTHIRAN © Vidyan Ravinthiran. All Rights Reserved. During Elizabeth Bishop’s first stay in Paris, she took part in a bizarre argument about aesthetics described by her friend Harriet Thomas: For her beauty really was one of the eternal verities,…


Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 3

US STUDIES ONLINE CHARLES HENRI FORD’S BLUES AND REGIONALISM ALEXANDER HOWARD © Alexander Howard. All Rights Reserved. Charles Henri Ford (1908-2002)—the editor of Blues—occupies a curious, marginalised position in the history of 20th century American literature. A prolific, uncannily prescient poet, artist, and editor, Ford can be seen lurking in the background of many scenes…


Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 2

US STUDIES ONLINE THEORISING DAVID FOSTER WALLACE’S TOXIC POSTMODERN SPACES DAVID HERING © David Hering. All Rights Reserved. Prevailing critical discussion of the works of the writer David Foster Wallace—particularly his most celebrated novel Infinite Jest—has focused around the manner in which Wallace uses the ironic dimension of postmodern literature against itself in order to…


Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 1

US STUDIES ONLINE THE REGIONAL MODERNISMS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND JOHN DOS PASSOS JAMES HARDING © James Harding. All Rights Reserved. The present paper runs together—and by so doing seeks to complicate—two putatively ‘regional’ modernisms: William Faulkner and John Dos Passos. Historically contemporaneous, yet geographically removed, Faulkner and Dos Passos rarely meet in critical discussions…


Issue 18, Spring 2011: Report

US STUDIES ONLINE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHIES: A REPORT ON THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 2010 AARON R HANLON AND STEPHEN ROSS   © Aaron R Hanlon and Stephen Ross The 2010 BAAS Postgraduate Conference, ‘American Geographies’, took place on 13 November at Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and was a great…