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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 [End Page v] performance of the strategies of various disciplines and interdisciplines, and that therefore interrogates them.

Guest editors for this special issue on the timely topic of speculative fiction and speculative finance are Hugh O'Connell (University of Massachusetts Boston) and David M. Higgins (Inver Hills College, St. Paul, Minnesota). They particularly wish to thank Mr. Lance Conley at CR and the many anonymous reviewers whose unpaid labor and thoughtful feedback substantially improved each of the essays.

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

CosmopolitanismIn and of the WorldPeter SzendyAmerican Literary NaturalismLa novela negra mexicanaAIDS: RemainsInfinite EcologiesViolenceBiodeconstruction [End Page vi]



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