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  • Editors’ Note

CR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas. The journal’s primary emphasis is on the opening up of possibilities for a future America that does not amount to a mere reiteration of its past. We seek interventions, provocations, and indeed, insurgencies that release futures for the Americas. In general, CR welcomes work that is inflected, informed, and driven by theoretical and philosophical concerns at the limits of the potentialities of the Americas.

Such work may be explicitly concerned with the Americas, or it may be a broader, global, and/or genealogical scholarship with implications for the Americas. CR recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and that, therefore, questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas.

For more than 55 years, CR has been a journal committed to interdisciplinarity, and we continue to encourage work that goes beyond a simple performance of the strategies of various disciplines and interdisciplines, and that, therefore, interrogates them. [End Page vii]

This issue’s special section, “Betrayal,” is guest edited by Richard Block (Germanics, University of Washington) and Michael Du Plessis (Comparative Literature and English, University of Southern California).

We currently are soliciting work for Special Issues and Special Sections on the following topics, among others:

  • War and Peace

  • “The British Boom”

  • Psychoanalysis and Race

  • Writing, Violence, Latin America

  • Law and Violence

  • Indigenous Aesthetics

  • Auto-Affection

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