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 15, Autumn 2009: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 A Philadelphia Story: Regional Patrimony in The Barnes Foundation and The Gross Clinic Sagas Jayme Yahr © Jayme Yahr. All Rights Reserved Does America ever acknowledge its own cultural patrimony? Or is America always willing to concede that its cultural heritage could be sold to the…

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Issue 15, Autumn 2009: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 A Better Lie of the West: E.L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times Nicholas Murgatroyd © Nicholas Murgatroyd. All Rights Reserved In his work Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson discusses E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime and argues that: This historical novel can no longer…

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Issue 15, Autumn 2009: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 The ‘Baby-Mother’ and American Women Writers of Colour Charlotte Rhodes © Charlotte Rhodes. All Rights Reserved Over the past thirty years, feminist scholars have continually stressed the importance of revising, re-evaluating and re-printing women’s literature. Too much of it gets ‘lost;’ too much of it falls…

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Issue 11, Autumn 2007: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 The Horrors of Maine: Space, Place and Regionalism in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Rebecca Janicker © Rebecca Janicker. All Rights Reserved ‘Honey, it’s just a pet cemetery’, he said. Stephen King, Pet Sematary (1988)[1] Work on regionalist writers such as Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Coast to Coast: An Aerial Introduction Rachel van Duyvenbode and Colin Howley © Rachel van Duyvenbode and Colin Howley. All Rights Reserved On Saturday 23, November 2002 over fifty postgraduates from the United Kingdom and overseas congregated in Sheffield for the annual British…

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