e-misférica, Performance and Politics in the Americas, is a peer-reviewed, biannual publication. Issues are thematically structured and prepared by guest editors around topics that explore the different uses and interrelations between performance and politics in the hemisphere. Guest editors are responsible for assembling each issue’s written, digital, and interactive materials, fostering a dialogue between artists, academics, and activists from throughout the continent.
e-misférica welcomes essays on performance and politics in the Americas, including subject matter relating to the performing arts; activism; online actions; the construction of sexuality, gender, and race; the performance of power and resistance; rituals, fiestas, and other symbolic, structured, and embodied practices through which different cultures in the Americas perform identity, memory, and/or resistance. Crossings between academic disciplines and dialogues between theoretical and practical work are encouraged. e-misférica issues a call for papers two times a year. These calls respond to the topics established by e-misférica's guest editors. To receive Hemispheric Institute's announcements and calls, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to become a guest editor, please send a letter of intention, an abstract of the topic to be developed, and a list of some of the artists, scholars, and/or activists whose work you plan to include, along with a copy of your CV. The project description should be no more than 250 words. Proposals will be evaluated by e-misférica's editorial board, based on the quality of the research and the timeliness and relevance of the topic to the Hemispheric Institute's mission. Guest editing is always collaborative, so we recommend that applicants suggest possible collaborators or apply together. Suggestions and proposals should be sent to the e-misférica Managing Editor, Marcela A. Fuentes, at email@example.com
Please send all texts as Word documents.
If you are interested in contributing to e-misférica's Reviews section, comprising reviews of books, performances, and/or other materials related to performance in the Americas, please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org , along with a brief statement indicating specific areas of interest (i.e., theatre, dance, performance art, anthropology, political science, etc.). Please send all texts as Word documents. Include a writing sample.