Journal of Transnational American Studies publishes issue dedicated to the Caribbean


The Editors of the Journal of Transnational American Studies, a
peer-reviewed online, open-access journal, are delighted to announce the
publication of our Fall 2013 issue:
JTAS 5.1 features a Special Forum entitled “American Studies: Caribbean
Edition,” which explores the special role of the Caribbean islands for new
definitions of transnational American Studies.  

In our Articles section,
with topics ranging from fiction by green-card holders to ethnographic
accounts of visits to Haiti, from US Pan-Americanism to transnational
ecocriticism, these six original peer-reviewed essays each seek in their own
way to locate the “American” aspect in transnational research.
The Forward section presents eight excerpts from recently published books by
widely acclaimed experts in Native American, Asian American, and African
American culture, history, and politics.  Finally, the Reprise section
provides new essays by Zora Neale Hurston along with a substantial
introduction by Ernest Julius Mitchell II, which further extend Hurston’s
prominent position in transnational American Studies.
The full table of contents is pasted below, and the journal is available
free of charge at
Please consult the Call for Papers section of the web site for details on
the journal’s standing CFP as well as CFPs for open special forums and
instructions for submitting to the Forward and Reprise sections of the
JTAS is sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s American Cultures and Global
Contexts Center and Stanford University’s American Studies Program, and
supported by the CUNY Graduate Center’s American Studies Certificate
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Journal of Transnational American Studies

Vol 5, No 1 (2013)
Table of Contents
Editor’s Note
Alfred Hornung
SPECIAL FORUM: American Studies: Caribbean Edition (Edited by Belinda
Edmondson and Donette Francis)
Belinda Edmondson,  Donette Francis,  Harvey Neptune
Aluminum across the Americas: Caribbean Mobilities and Transnational
American Studies
Mimi Sheller
Archipelagic American Studies and the Caribbean
Brian Russell Roberts,  Michelle Stephens
The Problem with Violence: Exceptionality and Sovereignty in the New World
Deborah A. Thomas
Democracy as a Human Right: Raymond Joseph, Despotic Haiti, and the
Translation of a Rights Discourse, 1965–1969
Millery Polyné
“Transcendental Cosmopolitanism”: Orlando Patterson and the  Novel
Jamaican  1960s
Donette Francis
Good Enough for Booker T to Kiss: Hampton, Tuskegee, and Caribbean
Faith Smith
Forward Editor’s Note
Greg Robinson
Excerpt from  Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.–Canadian
Kornel S. Chang
Excerpt from  The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and
Indigenous Mexico
James H. Cox
Excerpt from  Global and Transnational History: The Past, Present, and
Akira Iriye
Excerpt from  Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Ira Katznelson
Excerpt from  East Is West and West Is East: Gender, Culture, and Interwar
Encounters between Asia and America
Karen Kuo
Excerpt from  Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life
Yoon Sun Lee
Excerpt from  Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native
American Literature
Beth H. Piatote
Excerpt from  Artistic Ambassadors: Literary and International
Representation of the New Negro Era
Brian Russell Roberts
Green-Card American Fiction: Naturalizing Novels by Visiting Authors
Elizabeth Abele
National Myths, Resistant Persons: Ethnographic Fictions of Haiti
Nihad M. Farooq
Black and Korean: Racialized Development and the Korean American Subject in
Korean/American Fiction
Jeehyun Lim
Environmental Justice, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Local in
Leslie Marmon Silko’s  Almanac of the Dead
Sarah Jaquette Ray
Imperial Revisionism: US Historians of Latin America and the Spanish
Colonial Empire (ca. 1915–1945)
Ricardo D. Salvatore
Kookie Thoughts: Imagining the United States Pavilion at Expo 67 (or How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bubble)
Daniela Sheinin
Reprise Editor’s Note
Nina Morgan
Zora’s Politics: A Brief Introduction
Ernest Julius Mitchell II
I Saw Negro Votes Peddled (1950)
Zora Neale Hurston
Why the Negro Won’t Buy Communism (1951)
Zora Neale Hurston
“Rowing for Palestine,” Performing the Other: Suheir Hammad, Mark Gerban
and Multiple Consciousness
Birgit M. Bauridl
The James Baldwin Interview
Rosa Bobia
“Fear of an Arab Planet”: The Sounds and Rhythms of Afro-Arab
Alex Lubin

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