Department Launches New Journal

The Department of American Studies is proud to announce Spring 2013 will mark the launch of the inaugural issue of Powerlines, its new online interdisciplinary journal. With the theme Power and Bodies, this first issue is set to feature exciting undergraduate and graduate work produced in American Studies courses at UMD.

Along with offering peer-reviewed articles, the inaugural issue will feature art reviews on both national and local exhibits as well as book reviews on interdisciplinary scholarship important to the field. There will also be a piece that reflects on the state of American Studies and its possible futures. In the Digital Roundtable, Dr. Sheri Parks of American Studies, joined by Dr. Michelle Rowley (UMD), Dr. Niambi Carter (Temple University), Dr. Jeb Middlebrook (California State University, Dominguez Hills), and Chirag Gunvantbhai Bhakta (a Student Union Organizer), offered an extended perspective on the role of the public intellectual in and beyond academia.

There will be a few events to celebrate the launch of the journal, so keep an eye out. Please spread the word about Powerlines to any and all who may be interested!

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