Welcome to the Swedish Association for American Studies

The Swedish Association for American Studies (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.

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  • SAAS Conference 2022

    The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 11th conference in Örebro from mid-day October 6 to the afternoon of October 7, 2022. This year’s conference is aimed at SAAS members and will focus on both research and teaching in American studies in Sweden. Daniel Kane, professor of American literature at Uppsala University, will give a plenary lecture.

    Registration is open! Register for the conference here. Deadline is September 21, 2022.

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  • NAAS Conference 2023

    On May 25–27, 2023, the Nordic Association for American Studies will hold its 27th biennial conference at Uppsala University, Sweden, addressing the theme “Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture.”  Abstracts are now invited for individual papers as well as panels that explore this topical and broad theme. Deadline for abstract submission is October 1, 2022. For more information and the CFP, see the conference website: https://naas2023.com/.

  • 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.

  • SAAS new logo

    The Swedish Association for American Studies is proud to present a new logo for the organisation.

  • Welcome to the new website of SAAS!