- 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 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 of 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 55 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]
We thank John Drabinski for suggesting the possibility of publishing several essays on James Baldwin and then for curating the special section.
We currently are soliciting work for Special Issues and Special Sections on the following topics, among others:
StyleDerrida, 1967Subjectivity Marxism in the 21st CenturyMusic and DeconstructionLiving with… Marc CréponFinitudeIndigenous EstheticsAmerican Literary Naturalism [End Page vi]