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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. 

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.


Call for articles vol 4 no 2 (spring 2023) | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming


This special thematic dossier aims to offer different explorations and analyses of the ways in which US popular culture texts can offer both positive and negative representations of the STEM fields in connection to gender. We are looking for intersectional approaches that go beyond ‘white feminism’ and beyond a limited understanding of gender, paying attention to gender-nonconforming individuals, class-related issues, neurodivergence, and any instances of othered bodies in fictional and non-fictional popular culture from the United States. 

Read more about Call for articles vol 4 no 2 (spring 2023) | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming

Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2022): Conversations on the Gothic in Popular Culture
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The fifteen interviews included in this special issue Conversations on the Gothic in Popular Culture cover various archetypes, paradigms, and expressions of the genre, including zombies, vampires, nature, and haunted house tropes. Furthermore, they consider the importance of horror and gothic modes in tackling specific contemporary sociopolitical concerns, such as racial and ethnic issues, family and domestic spaces, and gender representation, all mediated by processes of Othering and different portrayals of monstrosity.  The interviews were carried out between February and April 2021 as part of the 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture conference. The transcripts were edited by the contributors for their publication and the original recordings can be found on YouTube.
Published: 2022-05-15

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