Selected Bibliographies and Reading Lists
Additional Departments and Resource Centers
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Journals and Special Issues
- American Literature 78.4 (2006). You may access the Table of Contents and PDFs of articles here.
- Review of International American Studies (2006) (not solely dedicated to Hemispheric but figures prominently)
- Comparative American Studies (2002)
- Fox, Claire F. “Commentary: The Transnational Turn and the Hemispheric Return.” American Literary History 18.3 (2006): 638–47. Print.
- ———. ed. Critical Perspectives and Emerging Models of Inter-American Studies. Spec. issue of Comparative American Studies 3.4 (2005): 387–515. Print.
- Kadir, Djelal, ed. America: The Idea, the Literature. Spec. issue of PMLA 118.1 (2003): 1–208. Print.
- Moya, Paula, and Ramón Saldívar, eds. Fictions of the Trans-American Imaginary. Spec. issue of Modern Fiction Studies 49.1 (2003): 1–180. Print.
- Shukla, Sandhya, and Heidi Tinsman. Our Americas: Political and Cultural Imaginings. Spec. issue of Radical History Review 89 (2004): 1–250. Print.
- Levander, Caroline F., and Robert S. Levine, eds. Hemispheric American Literary History. Spec. issue of American Literary History 18.3 (2006): 397–656. Print.
- ———. eds. Hemispheric American Studies. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2007. Print.
- Castillo, Susan, and Ivy Schweitzer, eds. The Literatures of Colonial America. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. Print.
- Bauer, Ralph, and Jay Parini. The Colonial Americas. Boston: Thomson, 2008. Print.
University Based Studies Program
- Vanderbilt’s Center for the Americas, directed by Vera Kutzinski
- SUNY Buffalo’s Department of Transnational Studies
- Duke’s Center for North American Studies, which broadened its original focus from Canadian studies to include comparative and international-relations research about the United States, Canada, and Mexico
- Wesleyan University’s American Studies Department, which offers “Comparative Americas” courses alongside classes focused solely on the United States
- The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at UC Davis
- Outside the United States “North American studies” have long adopted a transnational perspective by focusing on the United States and Canada.
- Renvall Institute for North American Studies at the University of Helsinki
- The Swedish Institute for North American Studies at the University of Upsala
- The John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in Berlin
- The North American Studies Program at McGill University in Montreal
- Transinstitutional Studies Network Tepoztlán Institute was formed in 2003 with the mission to “facilitate an intensive dialogue between North American and Latin American graduate students and junior and senior faculty members” (Tepoztlán Institute).
- A number of these networks, such as the Inter-American Cultural Studies Network, had already originated during the early 1990s, especially in Latin America.
- Reflections on the Future: Hemispheric Dialogues on the Intersections of Latina/o-Chicana/o-Latin American(s) Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 20–21 Feb. 2004
- In Comparable Americas: Colonial Studies after the Hemispheric Turn, Newberry Lib. (Chicago), 30 Apr. 2004 and Univ. of Chicago, 1 May 2004
- Early Ibero/ Anglo Americanist Summit, held in Tucson in 2002, in Providence in 2004, and in Saint Augustine in 2010
- 2007 National Endowment for the Humanities seminar Hemispheric American Literature (dir. Adams and Levander) set out “to explore the new possibilities for American literary study opened up when ‘America’ is understood not as a synonym for the isolated United States, but as a network of cultural filiations that have extended across the hemisphere from the period of colonization to the present” (Hemispheric American Literature).
Updated by Alison Reed (2013)