If you are interested in reviewing a book for the journal you should contact the Marketing & Reviews Editor, Tim Groenland. If you would like to submit a book for review, hard copies can be sent for the attention of the Executive Editor at the following address:

Irish Journal of American Studies
c/o David Coughlan, Executive Editor
School of Culture and Communication
ER3-019 Engineering Research Building
University of Limerick
Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland


The following books are currently available for review:

Aghoro, Nathalie. Sounding the Novel: Voice in Twenty-First Century American Fiction. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 258. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6916-3/.

Bird, Wendell. Criminal Dissent: Prosecutions under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Harvard UP, 2020.

Brasch, Ilka, and Ruth Mayer, eds. Modernities and Modernization in North America. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 298. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6953-8/.

Brown, Lawrence T. The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Johns Hopkins UP, 2021. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/black-butterfly.

Bryer, Jackson R. Why I Like This Story. Camden House, 2019.

Cobble, Dorothy Sue. For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality. Princeton UP, 2021. https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691156873/for-the-many.

Coleman, Philip, and Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, editors. George Saunders: Critical Essays. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. American Literature Readings in the 21st Century. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319499314.

Daly, Jennifer, ed. Richard Yates and the Flawed American Dream: Critical Essays. McFarland, 2017.

Dell, Elizabeth J., and Joe B. Fulton, eds. American Literary Cultures: A Reader. Baylor University Press, 2020.

DiGirolamo, Vincent. Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys. Oxford UP, 2019.

Eller, Jack David. Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo. Reaktion, 2018.

Evans, Robert C. The Critical Reception of Flannery O’Connor, 1952-2017: “Searchers and Discoverers”. Camden House, 2018. Studies in American Literature and Culture: Literary Criticism in Perspective.

Frederic, Harold. The Martyrdom of Maev & Other Irish Stories. Ed. Jack Morgan. The Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Gail, Dorothea. Weird American Music: Case Studies of Underground Resistance, BarlowGirl, Jackalope, Charles Ives, and Waffle House Music. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 299. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6956-9/.

Gernalzick, Nadja. Temporality in American Filmic Autobiography: Cinema, Automediality and Grammatology with Film Portrait and Joyce at 34. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 187. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-5684-2/.

Gillion, Daniel Q. The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy. Princeton UP, 2020.

Gruber, Eva, and Caroline Rosenthal, eds. Gained Ground: Perspectives on Canadian and Comparative North American Studies. Camden House, 2018. European Studies in North American Literature and Culture.

Hering, David. David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form. Bloomsbury, 2016.

Kachun, Mitch. First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory. Oxford UP, 2017.

Keck, Michaela. Deliberately Out of Bounds: Women’s Work on Classical Myth in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. American Studies: A Monograph Series 282. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6706-0/.

Kettl, Donald F. The Divided States of America: Why Federalism Doesn’t Work. Princeton University Press, 2020.

King, Tony. Home Rule from a Transnational Perspective: The Irish Parliamentary Party and the United Irish League of America, 1901-1918. Vernon Press, 2020.

Koenigs, Thomas. Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States. Princeton University Press, 2021. https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691188942/founded-in-fiction.

Kopley, Richard. The Formal Center in Literature: Explorations From Poe to the Present. Camden House, 2018. Studies in English and American Literature and Culture.

LaFleur, Greta. The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/natural-history-sexuality-early-america.

Meehan, Sean Ross. A Liberal Education in Late Emerson: Readings in the Rhetoric of Mind. Camden House, 2019. Mind and American Literature.

Metcalf, Alida C. Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/mapping-atlantic-world-circa-1500.

Moore, David L. Leslie Marmon Silko: Ceremony; Almanac of the Dead; Gardens in the Dunes. Bloomsbury, 2016. Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction.

Morgan, Jack. Joyce’s City: History, Politics, and Life in Dubliners. U of Missouri P, 2015.

Morgan, Jack. New World Irish: Notes on One Hundred Years of Lives and Letters in American Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature.

Mueller, Stefanie, et al., editors. Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. American Studies: A Monograph Series 277. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6674-2/.

Muszeika, Britta. Approaching Whiteness: Acknowledging Native Americans as Scholars of Reversal in 19th Century Autobiographical Writings. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020. American Studies: A Monograph Series 307. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-4712-3/.

O’Connor, Éimear. Art, Ireland, and the Irish Diaspora: Chicago, Dublin, New York, 1893–1939; Culture, Connections, and Controversies. Irish Academic Press, 2020.

Offizier, Frederike, et al., editors. Crossroads in American Studies: Transnational and Biocultural Encounters. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016. American Studies: A Monograph Series 269. http://winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6592-9/Offizier_ea_Eds_Crossroads_FS_Kunow/.

Paul, Heike, Ursula Prutsch, and Jürgen Gebhardt, editors. The Comeback of Populism: Transatlantic Perspectives. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019. Publications of the Bavarian American Academy 21. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-4635-5/

Richards, Thomas, Jr. Breakaway Americas: The Unmanifest Future of the Jacksonian United States. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/breakaway-americas.

Richardson, Mark. The Wings of Atalanta: Essays Written along the Color Line. Camden House, 2019. Studies in American Literature and Culture.

Riismandel, Kyle. Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975–2001. Johns Hopkins UP, 2020. jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/neighborhood-fear.

Rojek, Janina. A Feast That Lasts a Year or Two: Writing, Reading, and Editing Serials in the ‘Quality Monthlies’. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 284. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6769-5/.

Saba, Roberto. American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation. Princeton UP, 2021. https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691190747/american-mirror.

Schmid, Franziska. Educating New England: The Pedagogical Experiments of the American Transcendentalists. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. American Studies: A Monograph Series 291. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6865-4/.

Schubert, Stefan. Narrative Instability: Destabilizing Identities, Realities, and Textualities in Contemporary American Popular Culture. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019. American Studies: A Monograph Series 305. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-4684-3/.

Simon, Linda. Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper. Paperback ed., Reaktion Books, 2019.

Şimşek, Erhan. Creating Realities: Business as a Motif in American Fiction, 1865–1929,  Transcript, 2019. https://cup.columbia.edu/book/creating-realities/9783837647990.

Stovall, Tyler. White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea. Princeton University Press, 2021. press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691179469/white-freedom.

Temmen, Jens. The Territorialities of U.S. Imperialism(s): Conflicting Discourses of Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and Territory in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Legal Texts and Indigenous Life Writing. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020. American Studies: A Monograph Series 308. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-4713-0/.

Thacker, Robert, ed. Alice Munro: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; Dear Life. Bloomsbury, 2016. Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction.

Tharaud, Jerome. Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape. Princeton UP, 2020.

Wilker, Frank. Cultural Memories of Origin: Trauma, Memory and Imagery in African American Narratives of the Middle Passage. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. American Studies: A Monograph Series 302. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6192-1/.

Wöll, Steffen. The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse. De Gruyter, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110690132.

Yothers, Brian. Melville’s Mirrors: Literary Criticism and America’s Most Elusive Author. Paperback ed., Camden House, 2019. Studies in American Literature and Culture: Literary Criticism in Perspective.