- 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 the possibilities for a future Americas 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 for the Americas.
Such work may be explicitly concerned with the Americas, or it may be 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 forty-five 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]
"Life" had its genesis in Juan Manuel Garrido's three-year research project on Aristotle (Chilean Government FONDECYT Project No. 1100024). The issue was coordinated by Garrido and Eduardo Molina.
We are currently soliciting work for Special Issues or Special Sections on the following topics, among others:
• Animals . . . In Theory
• A New Parallex: African Americans in Japan
• Indigenous Hermeneutics [End Page viii]