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 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 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 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 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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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 Tyranny of the Majority and Judicial Power: Using Tocqueville to Evaluate the Activism of Justice William Brennan John McKiernan © John McKiernan. All Rights Reserved I. Introduction Both Alexis de Tocqueville and former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr. feared the marginalization of the individual…

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