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The Irish Journal of American Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes work on all areas related to American Studies.



The editorial committee now invites submissions for inclusion in a Special Issue of the journal on the work of Marilynne Robinson. To be published in Spring 2017, this Special Issue will explore the literary, historical, political, and religious contexts of Robinson’s writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Considering her role as a cultural figure and public intellectual in American society, this issue welcomes proposals on all aspects of Robinson’s writing.


Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to the Editors at irishjournalofamericanstudies@gmail.com by 22 July 2016.

Successful contributors will be notified by 5 August 2016.

Completed drafts of essays will be expected by 1 December 2016.


All contributions will be subject to anonymous peer review.

Submissions should follow the 8th edition of the MLA style guide. Writers are asked to maximise the use of parenthetical citations, include a Works Cited list, and footnotes/endnotes should be avoided where practical. Articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length.


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