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This issue features our first Special Forum entitled "Circa 1898: Overseas Empire and Transnational American Studies," guest-edited by Hsuan L. Hsu (University of California, Davis, USA). As the newest section of the journal, Special Forums are collections of critical responses to US transnational subjects, guest-edited by American Studies scholars and vetted by the editorial board.
JTAS 3.2 contains contributions from scholars based all around the globe with article topics as varied as Cecil B. DeMille's film The Cheat and Eastern European adoption. Other topics range from an examination of Hannah Arendt's transnationality to an ambitious call for "Deep Maps" in American Studies, from an analysis of the turn-of-the-century publication Colored American Magazine to a transnational reading of John Updike's 2006 novel Terrorist.
The journal also contains excerpts from newly published books in transnational American studies (in the Forward section), and select re-publication of significant contributions to the field (in the Reprise section).
JTAS welcomes submissions of articles and proposals for special forums.
Please consult the Call for Papers section of our website for details.
Eric L. Martinsen
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Journal of Transnational American Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2011) Table of Contents
The Shape of Transnational American Studies: Good and Excellent News
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Circa 1898: Overseas Empire and Transnational American Studies
Hsuan L. Hsu
Staging Unincorporated Power: Richard Harding Davis and the Critique of Imperial News
Discontiguous States of America: The Paradox of Unincorporation in Craig Santos Perez's Poetics of Chamorro Guam
" from achiote"; " from tidelands"; " from The Micronesian Kingfishers"
Craig Santos Perez
Empire's Mastheads: Rewriting the "Correspondents' War" from the Edge of Empire
Racial Geographies, Imperial Transitions: Property Ownership and Race Relations in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1894-1899
Obtaining "Sympathetic Understanding": Gender, Empire, and Representation in the Travel Writings of American Officials' Wives,
A New Factor in American Destiny : Visions of Porfirio Díaz and the Politics of "Logical Paternalism"
Colonial Photography Across Empires and Islands
"The future holds more than the past has yielded": T. S. Eliot's Invention of Tradition and the St. Louis Exposition of 1904
Post-1898 Imaginative Geographies: Puerto Rico Migration in 1950s Film
Being Blue in Hawai'i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queen of Hawai'i
Confirmed: Sonia Sotomayor and Latino Political Incorporation
Forward Editor's Note
Excerpt from Dead Stars: American and Philippine Literary Perspectives on the American Colonization of the Philippines
Jennifer M. McMahon
Excerpt from Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific
Setsu Shigematsu, Keith L. Camacho
Excerpt from Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S.
and Chinese Multiculturalisms
Excerpt from Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity
David J. Vázquez
Excerpt from Subverting Exclusion: Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885-1928
The Several Lives of Joan the Spinner
Cultural Nationalism, Orientalism, Imperial Ambivalence: The Colored American Magazine and Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
Threatening "the Good Order": West Meets East in Cecil B. DeMille's The Cheat and John Updike's Terrorist
Bradley M. Freeman
"All for the sake of Freedom": Hannah Arendt's Democratic Dissent, Trauma, and American Citizenship
Neoliberalism, Global "Whiteness," and the Desire for Adoptive Invisibility in US Parental Memoirs of Eastern European Adoption
"Deep Maps": A Brief for D igital P alimpsest M apping P rojects (DPMPs, or "Deep Maps")
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
The Propositional Logic of Mapping Transnational American Studies-A Response to "'Deep Maps': A Brief for D igital P alimpsest M apping P rojects"
Karen Elizabeth Bishop
Reprise Editor's Note
Locas al Rescate: The Transnational Hauntings of Queer Cubanidad
Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere
"A garden in the middle of the sea": Henry James's The Aspern Papers and Transnational American Studies
The Politics of Transnational Memory in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
Reproduced with permission from the European Association of American Studies.