Netherlands American Studies Association

Netherlands American Studies Review 2024 no.1

The Editorial Committee of the Netherlands American Studies Review is happy to announce that the first issue of 2024 is online now and can be found here.

In this first issue of 2024, you will find five carefully selected pieces that reflect the topical diversity and interdisciplinary nature of our field in the Netherlands. Our contributors cover a variety of issues, ranging from the ways in which literary and cinematic interpretations of the Middle Passage represent death to the engagement of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) with second-wave feminism, and from an analysis of the current political debate on US military aid to Ukraine to an exploration of the significance of the film The Battle of Algiers (1966) to the American war effort in Iraq. These papers were written by students in different stages of their higher education, ranging from the early stages of their bachelor’s to the final stages of their master’s.

We are thankful for all the students who sent us their work, for the editors who worked tirelessly to select and fine-tune these papers, and, of course, for the NASA Board, which has supported us throughout the process. We are proud of the final product and hope it will inspire you as much as it did us.

As I conclude my tenure as editor-in-chief of the NAS Review, I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated editorial team, our student authors, and the NASA for their unwavering support over the past years. It has been an honor to contribute to its development and to witness the excellent student work published in the journal. I am delighted to introduce my successor, Nicolas Turner, whose editorial experience and commitment to excellence makes him exceptionally well-suited for this role. Thank you again for the opportunity of serving as your editor-in-chief.

Christine Mertens

On behalf of the Editorial Board
Romy Metz
Rajae el Morabet Belhaj
Kirsten Soer
Nicolas Turner
Job Wester

Academic Coordinator
Dr. William Michael Schmidli