English Language Notes Special Issue: Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Jesse Aleman, University of New Mexico & Maria Windell, University of Colorado Boulder
contact email: 

“Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context”

ELN (English Language Notes) Spring/Summer 2018 (Duke University Press)

Editors: Maria A. Windell, University of Colorado Boulder and Jesse Alemán, University of New Mexico

This special issue of ELN (English Language Notes) invites submissions that reflect upon the ways in which Latinx lives, both historical and contemporary, serve as a point of intersection between Latinx, Ethnic, and hemispheric studies. But how exactly do latinidad and the hemispheric relate to one another? How does Latinx Studies intersect with other fields, such as Atlantic Studies, that also constitute hemispheric, transamerican, or inter-American scholarship? Latinx expressive cultures—everything from poetry to graphic art to music to theater—offer different understandings of how the Latinx and hemispheric intersect. We are thus interested in contributions that explore how Latinx expressive cultures and their audiences circulate freely, haphazardly, fleetingly, or deliberately across the Americas. We welcome contributions on a broad range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Archives
  • Diaspora
  • Hemispheric geographies
  • Indigeneity, Afro-Latinidades, Creoles
  • Race, gender, sexuality
  • Circulation, mobility, fugitivity
  • Migration, immigration, exile, sanctuary
  • Textual histories and print culture practices
  • Spanish-language readers and communities
  • Greater Mexico, Global South, and the “Hemispheric Turn”
  • Rethinking canons/archives defined by authorial identity
  • The impact of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project

 Essays of twenty to twenty-five manuscript pages are invited from scholars in all fields.

 Essays will be reviewed by external readers. All submissions should adhere to the Chicago-style endnote citation format. Please submit double-spaced, 12-point font, .docx files by email to both special issue editors (maria.windell@colorado.edu and jman@unm.edu). Please omit identifying information from all pages except the cover page, as we use a blind review process. Please send inquiries regarding this issue to the editors.

 The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017.

 A refereed journal housed in the University of Colorado Boulder English Department, ELN has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of scholarship in literary and cultural studies since 1962. More recently, as this issue suggests, the journal has actively promoted new theoretical speculation and interdisciplinary collaborations crossing geographies, histories and practices. Published bi-annually, the journal is moving to Duke University Press and its digital platform, along with Project Muse, beginning in Spring 2018. This special issue will be the first to appear under the Duke UP imprint.