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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 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 editors thank Grant Farred for proposing that we publish a series of essays devoted to Marx and Marxism in the twenty-first century. The essays here are largely inspired by and in some cases respond to Thomas Piketty's Le capital au XXIe siècle. Some 100 years post-October Revolution, the moment for thinking about Marx and Marxism is perhaps especially propitious.

We currently are soliciting work for Special Issues and Special Sections on the following topics, among others:


In and of the World

Peter Szendy

American Literary Naturalism

AIDS: Remains


La novela negra mexicana [End Page vi]



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