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

The idea for this issue of CR, "Drawing (on) Borges," developed out of a symposium inaugurating an exposition devoted to Borges and painting, "Pintando a Borges/Painting Borges," which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Pabellón de las Bellas Artes at the Universidad Católica Argentina, June 23-25, 2010. The editors especially thank Jorge J. E. Gracia of the University at Buffalo, curator of the exposition. We thank Cecilia Cavanagh, Director of the Pabellón de las Bellas Artes. We thank the co-organizers of the symposium—Gracia and Olga Larre of the Universidad Católica Argentina—for inviting us to publish the papers originally presented in that context. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the University at Buffalo and the Universidad Católica Argentina. Finally, we would also like to thank the artists—Luis Cruz Azaceta, Alejandro Boim, Miguel Cámpora, Ricardo Celma, Laura Delgado, Héctor Destéfanis, Claudio D'Leo, Carlos Estévez, José Franco, Etienne Gontard, Mirta Kupferminc, Nicolás Menza, Mauricio Nizzero, Estela Pereda, Alberto Rey, and Paul Sierra—for permission to reproduce images of their work. Color images can be found on CR's website and on Project Muse.

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

  • • Betrayal

  • • Indigenous Hermeneutics [End Page viii]



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