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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 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 more than fifty 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]

The opening section of this issue of CR, "Rodolphe Gasché's Discipline," reproduces the talks given at the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute in the "scholar session" honoring the work and career of Rodolphe Gasché. We want to thank Tim Dean, the erstwhile Director of the Humanities Institute for making this event possible and for inviting us to publish the essays. We want to thank Michael Naas, Suzanne Guerlac, and Rodolphe Gasché for making their talks available to us.

We are currently soliciting articles on the following special topics:

  • • On Translation

  • • Betrayal

  • • War and Peace

  • • The "British Boom"

  • • Psychoanalysis and Race

  • • Writing, Violence, and Latin America

  • • Law and Violence [End Page viii]



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