- 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 50 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 v]
The essays included in this issue of CR were first presented at the “Derrida and French Hegelianism” conference held at the Instituto de Humanidades of the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, in November 2013. We thank Mauro Senatore, who organized the conference, for suggesting that we publish the papers and for organizing the issue. In addition, we would like to thank the Instituto de Humanidades (UDP)—and its director, Juan Manuel Garrido—for financing the translations of two of the texts.
We currently are soliciting work for Special Issues and Special Sections on the following topics, among others:
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