49th Parallel is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal devoted to American and Canadian Studies. Since 1999, it has sought to transcend traditional boundaries and promote innovative and challenging academic work.
The Spring issue of 49th Parallel is out now!
We are very happy to announce the publication of Issue 30: Winter 2012 the new issue of 49th Parallel!
We are delighted to welcome Martin Walter to the editorial team. We would also like to give great thanks to Daniel King, who has recently left the journal, for all his work as Editor.
We are very happy to announce the publication of Issue 28: Spring 2012 the new issue of 49th Parallel!
We are also delighted to welcome Galateia Demetriou to the editorial team. We would also like to give great thanks to Ben Offiler, who has recently left the journal, for all his work as General Editor.
We are delighted to announce that the new issue of 49th Parallel is out now! We hope you enjoy the issue and as always we would like to thank all our authors and reviewers.
In the spirit of the season, 49th Parallel is pleased to offer a Christmas treat to its readers - in advance of the forthcoming Winter Issue we are excited to present "A New Frontier - or just a 240,000 mile cul de sac?" by Mark Shanahan. The full issue will be published in the New Year.
49th Parallel is issuing a Call For Papers and welcomes article submissions on any North American Studies related topic. Please see our CFP and submission guidelines for full details of how to submit.
We would also like to encourage you to join the 49th Parallel community on Facebook and Twitter where we have regular updates and are introducing a weekly article "From the Archive" giving readers a chance to explore the journal's back catalogue.
Finally, the editorial team would like to say a huge thank you to Hannah, John and Ceren for all their hard work and wish them all the best for the future.
We are pleased to present out latest issue and would like to thank all those who have contributed to it.
This is also a month of change at 49th Parallel. Hannah Durkin, John Horne and Ceren Serenzger are leaving the journal for pastures new, however the editorial team will be more than replenished as we welcome Katie Barnett, Rebecca Isaacs, Daniel King, Mǎdǎlina Stǎlniceanu and Bart Verhoeven onboard.
We would like to belatedly thank Fio Dossetto and Daniel King, the organisers of Twenty-first Century American and Canadian Voices, for putting together such a fantastic conference. We look forward to publishing a special issue of conference papers in the coming months.
We are delighted to present our latest issue, offering a selection of articles, reviews and video.
We are also excited to announce our new link with EA Worldview, a cutting-edge news site offering daily updates on America and the world.
Finally, we would like to encourage our readers to contribute to the 'American Studies in the UK, 2000-2010' research project. Details can be found at the BAAS website.
49th Parallel are delighted to be supporting Twenty-first Century American and Canadian Voices. This is a one-day symposium on the state of American and Canadian literary, dramatic, film and television productions since the turn of the millennium. It is being held at the University of Nottingham on June 16th 2011. The call for papers is open until April 10th and can be seen here.
We have also organised a panel for the British Association of Canadian Studies 36th Annual Conference. It is being held at the University of Birmingham on 4th-6th April, 2011.
Our panel, State of (In)Security: Constructing and contesting Canadian national identity, features papers by Zalfa Feghali (University of Nottingham), Maureen Kincaid Speller (University of Kent) and Yun-hua Chen (University of St Andrews). It will be chaired by Gillian Roberts (University of Nottingham). For more information about the conference, please see the website.