About SAAS
SAAS is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place, and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; SAAS thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.


News and Events

Call for Articles
American Studies in Scandinavia (ASiS)

ASiS is seeking exciting and vibrant articles from a broad range of scholarly fields relating to American Studies. For more information, see the ASiS Call for Articles or the ASiS website. Send your inquiries and manuscript submissions to the new editor Dr. Janne Lahti at janne.lahti@helsinki.fi. If you have a book to review or would like to review one, contact Prof. Pirjo Ahokas at pirjo.ahokas@utu.fi.

The 25th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS):
American Colors: Across the Disciplinary Spectrum

Odense, Denmark, May 22-24, 2017

The twenty-fifth biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies will be held in Odense, 22-25 May, 2017. Deadline for the second CFP is August 10, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website.

“African-American History and the American Dilemma”
Uppsala, Sweden, 26 January 2017

All SAAS members are invited to a seminar at Uppsala University with associate professor Jørn Brøndal, director of the Center for American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. The seminar is arranged in cooperation between SAAS and the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS). Please see the flyer for more information.

The 9th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Gothenburg, Sweden, September 30-October 1, 2016

The SAAS ninth biennial conference will take place at the University of Gothenburg, September 30-October 1, 2016. Confirmed plenary speakers are Dag Blanck, Brigit Spengler, and Marita Sturgeon. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.
Call for Papers (PDF, updated Jan. 17)
Information about the Plenary Speakers (PDF, added Dec. 3)