- 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 50 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 v]
María del Rosario Acosta López guest-edited this issue of CR devoted to questions of the law and violence. We thank her for all the work she devoted to it. We would also like to thank Ronald Mendoza de Jesús for his translation of Werner Hamacher’s contribution to the issue.
We are currently soliciting articles on the following special topics:
Auto-Affection and Self-Consciousness
Literature and the Limit
Translation and Global Literatures
Empire of Comedy
Living with Violence and War [End Page vi]