Call for Papers

SOAR: Society of Americanists Review, vol. II

Special Issue “The Resistance”

After the successful launch of our first volume this fall, the editors of SOAR invite contributions for our second volume, for which we have chosen the theme of “The Resistance.” In addition to its use in the current political climate, SOAR welcomes essays that consider this term in a variety of ways and periods, and across disciplinary fields relating to the United States. Submissions can focus on any aspect of American culture, with “The Resistance” conceptualized broadly and historically as an act of individuals, groups, or institutions, or as feature in other settings. We encourage international and comparative essays centered on the dynamics of the concept. In addition to submissions that relate to the “The Resistance,” SOAR continues to invite general interdisciplinary scholarship relating to the culture of the United States.

The journal publishes work in a variety of formats, including research articles; forum, discussion, memorial, and state-of-the-field essays; dialogues and interviews; reports on programs, organizations, and pedagogy; as well as book, exhibit, and media reviews. Multimedia content is encouraged and can be accommodated at the discretion of the editors.

To ensure that your piece is reviewed by the appropriate member of the editorial staff, please indicate the journal section to which you wish to submit. The “articles” section is intended for research-based articles of approximately 6,000 – 9,000 words. Both solicited and unsolicited articles can be submitted for review. Shorter research notes, survey articles, or commentaries should be submitted to the “Essays, Notes, and Dialogue” section. Unsolicited work can be submitted here as well, but you may wish to consult with the Features Editor prior to submission. Media and book review authors should also submit their manuscripts here, but only with prior discussion and approval from the Review Editor.

Deadline for full manuscripts is: January 07, 2019 Please visit the SOAR journal website ( for full submission details.

For questions, write to editors Antony Bak Buccitelli, Evangelia Kindinger and Lauren Sklaroff: