Prospects is a multidisciplinary journal that explores all aspects of American civilization. It has as its primary concern the presentation of exceptional works of criticism and scholarship that elucidate the essential nature of the American character. Articles combine sound, creative scholarship with speculative discourse. Prospects publishes in interdisciplinary subject areas ranging over literature, film, humor, satire, photography, music, history, art, urban studies, television and sociology, with challenging and stimulating theoretical essays. Each volume is illustrated with line drawings, cartoons, photographs, reproductions of paintings and other graphic art.