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REDEN (Revista Española de Estudios Norteamericanos, ISSN: 2695-4168) is an open access interdisciplinary, academic, double blind peer-reviewed journal. In 2021 it was relaunched focusing on the study of the US popular culture manifestations and the representations of the United States in popular culture.

The journal accepts both regular and special dossier submissions. Deadlines are: April 15 (for the November issue), October 15 (for the May issue).

REDEN welcomes research papers written in English from any academic perspective and field, encouraging multidisciplinary and intersectional analysis of popular culture texts and multimodal cultural expressions—as well as their publics and reception—conveyed by means such as film, comics and graphic novels, TV and web series, videogames, new media, music, genre fiction, and so forth. 
Book reviews must refer to monographs and edited volumes focused on topics fitting with the journal's scope, published in the past three years (or less recent books if put in perspective critically).

The journal is based at the Instituto Franklin–UAH (published by the Publishing Service of the Universidad de Alcalá) and promoted by the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies, with the aim of fostering academic research in the fields of  American and Popular Culture studies.


Deadline extended | (Super)Heroes in the 21st-Century American Imagination


A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.

This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Anna Marta Marini, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.

Read more about Deadline extended | (Super)Heroes in the 21st-Century American Imagination

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Vol. 4 No. 2 (2023)
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The issues includes part 2 of the special dossier "STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming," co-edited by Laura Álvarez Trigo and Erika Tiburcio Moreno.

Published: 2023-05-15

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