Contents: Irene Ramalho Santos: `America' Here There and Everywhere: The Challenges of American Studies in Our Time - Heinz Ickstadt: `Our America': Transnational (and Transatlantic) Mirrors and Reflections - Rob Kroes: Cultural Bonds, Cultural Bounds: Atlanticism Revisited - Ana Manzanas Calvo: What Are You Bringing from Mexico? Border Dialogues in Process - Maria Jose Canelo: `America', a View from the South - Liam Kennedy: Looking for America - Teresa F. A. Alves: What We Talk about When We Talk about America - Ruth Wilson Gilmore: `America's Addiction to Prisons': From Golden Gulag (2007) - Isabel Caldeira: Who Has the Right to Claim America? - Ann Ducille: Periracism: Blackness and the American Imagination - Amy Kaplan: Transnational Melville - Stephen Wilson: Greeks to their Romans, Freedom, Independence, and All That Jazz: Tales of the Anglophone Empire - Irene Ramalho Santos: America in Poetry.
Isabel Caldeira is Associate Prof. of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Letters and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Maria Jose Canelo is Assistant Prof. of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Letters and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Irene Ramalho Santos is Prof. Emerita of English and American Studies and Feminist Studies at the Faculty of Letters. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and International Affiliate of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.