aspeers is the first and currently only graduate-level peer-reviewed print journal for European American studies. Anchored in Leipzig's American studies MA program, it is being published annually by a student editorial team and is dedicated to publishing the best American Studies scholarship done on the graduate level of European universities.

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  • Rasmussen, Johs (2020):
    "Pragmatic Strategies of Resistance: Ralph Ellison's Radical Second Act." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 59–77.
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  • Jay, Lalonde (2020):
    ""I Am My Own Best Medicine": Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed and Two-Spirit Resurgence." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 37–58.
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  • Schneider, Henrik (2020):
    "The Aging Queer Body." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 23–35.
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  • Walter, Jessica (2020):
    "Beyond Shame in Barry Jenkins's Moonlight (2016)." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 9–22.
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  • Shao, Jingya (2020):
    "The Wall 1.0 & 2.0." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 100–101.
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  • Gottschall, Tara (2020):
    "Untitled." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 98–99.
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  • Buchanan, Erika (2020):
    "After Columbine." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 102–103.
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  • Editors of aspeers (2020):
    "aspeers 2020: Call for papers." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13.
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  • Clausberg, Philipp; kentwell, forrest; Licznerski, Alexander; Luebeck, Simon; Reintjes, Janis; Schumacher, Marie; Trautmann, Denise; Valle, Josef; Weber, Lena; Weiss, Isabell (2020):
    "Introduction: Pride and Shame in America." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 1–8.
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  • Schmieder, Katja; Spieler, Sophie (2020):
    "Foreword." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: v–vi.
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  • Butz, Konstantin (2020):
    "An Interview with Dr. Konstantin Butz." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 79–85.
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  • Adamkiewicz, Ewa A. (2020):
    "An Interview with Dr. Ewa Adamkiewicz." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Marie Schumacher, Sophie Spieler, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 87–93.
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  • Jesussek, Carolin (2020):
    "Queer." Ed. Philipp Clausberg, forrest kentwell, Alexander Licznerski, Simon Luebeck, Janis Reintjes, Katja Schmieder, Sophie Spieler, Marie Schumacher, Denise Trautmann, Josef Valle, Lena Weber, Isabell Weiss. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 13: 96–97.
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  • Ford, Derek R. (2019):
    "The Struggle of “American Anger”: In Defense of Extremism." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 139–144.
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  • Lange, Mascha Helene (2019):
    "Of Pregnant Kings and Manly Landladies: Negotiating Intersex in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 117–138.
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  • Schadewaldt, Annika M. (2019):
    "“I’m Not a Real Person Yet”: Queering Coming of Age in Frances Ha." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 97–116.
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  • Obst, Anthony James (2019):
    "Ceremony Found: Sylvia Wynter’s Hybrid Human and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 77–96.
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  • Pomeranz, Deborah (2019):
    "Angels and Anti-Pornography Feminists: A Comparative Analysis of Civilian Public Safety Organizations." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 57–75.
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  • van der Elsen, Melanie (2019):
    "The Paradox of Liminality: American Samoa’s Attenuated Sovereignty in the Twenty-First-Century American Empire." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 37–56.
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  • Lieback, Hedwig (2019):
    "Truth-Telling and Trolls: Trolling, Political Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century, and the Objectivity Norm." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 9–36.
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  • Er, Öykü; Gerlach, Laura; Vossen, Hannah; Hussey, Ben; Navin, Margaret; Puccio, Daniele; Vogelsburg, Anne (2019):
    "Introduction: Starting Off a New Decade: On Alternatives, Contestations, and an Infinity of Possibility." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 1–8.
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  • Schubert, Stefan; Spieler, Sophie (2019):
    "Foreword." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: vii–ix.
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  • Erdil, Seda (2019):
    "Silent Rage." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 146–147.
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  • Miller, Emily Drew (2019):
    "Fascist Desert Dessert." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 148–149.
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  • Miller, Emily Drew (2019):
    "Jerusalem Stone Rooms." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 150–151.
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  • Editors of aspeers (2019):
    "aspeers 2019: Call for papers." Ed. Öykü Dilara Er, Laura Gerlach, Ben Hussey, Margaret Navin, Daniele Puccio, Stefan Schubert, Sophie Spieler, Anne Vogelsberg, Hannah Vossen. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 12: 0–0.
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  • Pease, Donald E. (2018):
    "Visions of America: An Interview with Professor Donald E. Pease." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 125–131.
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  • Lyle, Caroline (2018):
    "Afropolitanism for Black Women: Sexual Identity and Coming to Voice in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 101–123.
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  • Dücker, Marie (2018):
    "Coming of Age in the Context of Hyperemotional Listening and Cognitive Mapping: Navigating the Emotional Landscape in Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 77–99.
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  • Friedrichs, Annabel (2018):
    "Sewing Modernity: How the Sewing Machine Allowed for a Distinctively Feminine Experience of Modernity." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 51–75.
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  • Szkarlat, Katharina (2018):
    "“Now Fact Has Become Opinion”: ‘Fake News’ and the Search for Truth in The Daily Show." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 33–50.
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  • Léa, Pitschmann (2018):
    "The Heterosexual Economy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The Threatening Presence of the Taboo in the Domestic Novel." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 11–31.
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  • Gordon, Jake William; Lieback, Hedwig; Rieger, Theresa; Schreier, Judith J.; McLean Shoup, David; Theune, Alina; Walther, Eric R. (2018):
    "Introduction: Starting Off a New Decade: On Alternatives, Contestations, and an Infinity of Possibility." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Katja Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: 1–9.
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  • Schmieder, Katja; Herrmann, Sebastian M. (2018):
    "Foreword." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11: v–vii.
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  • Editors of aspeers (2018):
    "aspeers 2018: Call for papers." Ed. Jake William Gordon, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Hedwig Lieback, Theresa Rieger, Katja Schmieder, Judith J. Schreier, David McLean Shoup, Alina Theune, Eric R. Walther. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 11.
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  • Herrmann, Sebastian M.; Schoppmeier, Sören; Freitag, Katharina; Polkau, Marianna; Schuster, Bettina; Vogel, Christiane; Krug, Ines; Esch, Linda; Pruessing, Heather; Ravizza, Eleonora; Vatonne, Silane; Wilke, Miriam; Bast, Florian (2017):
    "Reflections by Former Editors." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Annika M. Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 113–117.
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  • La Farge, Paul (2017):
    "“I Think We’re Going to Need Some Scary Monsters”: An Interview with Picador Professor Paul La Farge." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 105–111.
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  • Koenen, Anne (2017):
    "Little Maison on the Prairie." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 93–103.
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  • Mikić, Marijana (2017):
    "Environment and Emotion in The Revenant: A Cognitive Approach." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 77–92.
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  • de Groot, Renee (2017):
    "What If the Pen Was Mightier Than the Sword? Civil War Alternate History as Social Criticism." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 55–75.
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  • Klein Martins, David (2017):
    "“We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes. Haven’t You?”: Psycho and the Postmodern Rise of Gender Queerness." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 39–53.
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  • Becker, Carlo (2017):
    "“Every New Land Demands Blood”: ‘Nature’ and the Justification of Frontier Violence in Hell on Wheels." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Stefan Schubert, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: 21–37.
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  • Day, Brendan; Gileva, Maria; Hoang, Jenny; Lyle, Caroline; Ocvirk, Maša; Pekár, Adam; Ramacher, Anna-Krystina; Schadewaldt, Annika M.; Schubert, Stefan; Shao, Jingya; Wollmann, Nadine; Zielinski, Boris Alfred Artur (2017):
    "Introduction: Of Monsters, Frontiers, and Apocalypses: Ten Years of American Studies Graduate Scholarship." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Stefan Schubert, Jingya Shao, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: ix–xx.
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  • Birkle, Carmen (2017):
    "Greeting by the President of the German Association for American Studies." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Stefan Schubert, Jingya Shao, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: vii
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  • Schubert, Stefan (2017):
    "Foreword." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Stefan Schubert, Jingya Shao, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10: iii–vi.
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  • Editors of aspeers (2017):
    "aspeers 2017: Call for papers." Ed. Brendan Day, Maria Gileva, Jenny Hoang, Caroline Lyle, Maša Ocvirk, Adam Pekár, Anna-Krystina Ramacher, Annika M. Schadewaldt, Jingya Shao, Nadine Wollmann, Boris Alfred Artur Zielinski. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 10.
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  • Wiegant, Ruurt (2016):
    "Apologies or Evasions: A Critical Look at the New York Times’s and the Washington Post’s Self-Criticism." Ed. Carlo Becker, Robert C. Blanchard, David R. Ewens, Christin Habermann, Julia Rabe, Elif Özdemir. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 9: 61–83.
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  • Koetzing, Stephen; Mika, Kasia; Szlezák, Klara-Stephanie (2016):
    "American Studies Insights: Three Former aspeers Authors Discuss Postgraduate American Studies." Ed. Carlo Becker, Robert C. Blanchard, David R. Ewens, Christin Habermann, Julia Rabe, Elif Özdemir. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 9: 51–59.
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  • Brandes, Lea (2016):
    "Playing in the Name of Life: Biopolitics and the American Play Movement." Ed. Carlo Becker, Robert C. Blanchard, David R. Ewens, Christin Habermann, Julia Rabe, Elif Özdemir. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 9: 33–50.
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  • Adamkiewicz, Ewa A. (2016):
    "White Nostalgia: The Absence of Slavery and the Commodification of White Plantation Nostalgia." Ed. Carlo Becker, Robert C. Blanchard, David R. Ewens, Christin Habermann, Julia Rabe, Elif Özdemir. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 9: 13–31.
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