Call for Manuscript Submissions ~ Closing Date: Jan. 30th, 2017.

The European Association for American Studies invites submissions for its biennial Rob Kroes Publication Award for an unpublished book-length manuscript.

The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992– 1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series European Contributions to American Studies, where the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006.

The competition is open to all members of the twenty-two national and joint-national American Studies organizations in EAAS (see

EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural, political, historical or interdisciplinary studies. Emphasis placed on other disciplines and the arts within the context of American studies are also welcome. All entries should be concerned with phenomena or events that focus on what is now the United States of America. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines. To be considered, manuscripts should be between 200 and 250 (maximum) pages or 50,000-65,000 words long (double spaced; Font: Times New Roman: Font size: 12) in total with introduction and bibliography included. Style to be used: MLA.

Authors of eligible manuscripts are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible manuscripts written by others to inform those authors of the opportunity. The award is open to authors of English-language manuscripts only. Entrants are requested to write an 1-2 page précis or abstract explaining why the manuscript is a significant and original contribution to American Studies.

The winning work will be published at no cost to the author. The author will be expected to clear any copyright issues and provide the publisher with a camera-ready manuscript or PDF file. More information about the publication procedure to be followed will be provided in due course. Submission instructions:

Please submit a pdf-version of your manuscript, with the brief essay, to: EAAS Secretary-General, Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou:

Deadline of Submission: Jan. 30th, 2017.