Story posted May 30, 2012
An online publication active since 2005 and indexed by the Modern Language Association, Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism is designed to fill the gap between traditional practices of scholarly publications and current dynamics of knowledge production in the field of Hispanic literary and cultural studies. Dissidences relies on a strict and meticulous process of peer evaluation at the same time that it attempts to reach as many scholars as possible both in the United States and abroad. The journal publishes essays conceived at the confluence of theory and criticism of Hispanic literature in a rather broad sense: written literature, oral traditions, intersections of word and image, and theoretical discussions regarding the diverse historical, political, aesthetic and social junctures in which the cultures of Spain and Latin America are produced today or were produced in the past.
Supported by Bowdoin’s Department of Romance Languages as well as the Latin American Studies Program, Dissidences has published ninety eight articles and book reviews authored by scholars from colleges and universities in four continents, mostly from the United States, the United Kingdom, Latin America, and Spain. It has published one monographic issue on violence and literary representation in post-Franco Spain, edited by Professors Isabel Cuñado, from Bucknell University, and Francisco Fernández de Alba, from Wheaton College, and it is finalizing another special issue, on post-dictatorial memory and reconciliation, edited by Professor Joseph Aguado from Dartmouth College. Simultaneously, the editorial team keeps working on the upcoming non-monographic issues.
The journal has found a unique and legitimate standing in the academy which translates into a larger number of submissions (an average of fifty articles for each new issue) and a constantly growing number of visits to its website (dissidences.org). Scholars interested in submitting articles for consideration for publication on Dissidences should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. For submission guidelines and editorial style see http://dissidences.org/Submissionpol.html. For information on the editorial team see http://dissidences.org/Editor.html.
This journal is concerned with the problems of literary and cultural theory and the study of the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures of all periods. The journal emphatically encourages the submission of essays conceived at the crossroads of critical inquiry and theoretical discussion,and it has a pluralistic policy regarding the perspectives to be explored in those essays.