Violence and Identity Representations in Latin America

Even though it is uncomfortable to mention, the terms "violence” and “Latin America” compose a linguistic dichotomy that has naturalized, and therefore disguised the political and arbitrary nature of the expressions, practices, representations and tools with which Latin American identities, bodies and subjectivities have been interpellated, constructed, materialized and normalized.   [+]

On January 31st 2011, we start the CFP for the sixth issue of 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published in January 2012. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and holds at least a BA degree. The fifth issue, which will be published in July 2011, will consist of a selection of guest articles written by authors previously published in the Journal, as well as articles from members of the Advisory Board who have decided to participate.  


The criteria, enumerated below, regulate the reception and publication of the different articles and are subject to the content of the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.

-    The deadline is on July 31st 2011, all articles received after this date will be rejected.   
-    The number of articles included in the sixth issue will be between 8 and 12. 40% of these will be reserved to researchers without PhDs. The Editorial Board will represent at most, 20% of the total.
-    The articles will be placed, according to their field of interest, in the corresponding section of the Journal (monographic or miscellaneous).
-    The monographic section will be restricted to 4 to 6 articles and, in the sixth issue, will address representations of the relationship between violence and identity in Latin America, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:

a)    Social imagery and urban violence;
b)    Gender violence and representations of femininity and masculinity;
c)    Social exclusion, racial violence and national identity;
d)    State violence, economic policies and globalization;
e)    Historical violence and identity fiction;
f)    Cultural practices, technologies of power and body discipline.

All other articles will constitute the miscellaneous section and, as long as placed within the margins of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, the choice of the theme and approach is free.

-    The articles should be sent to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The “subject” of the email should state what section the article belongs to (“monographic” or “miscellaneous”), the name of the author and the title of the article.

Barcelona, January 31st 2011
    452ºF Journal

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