Call for Papers: for inaugural issue Mistral

We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue. The journal welcomes articles that examine Latin American women’s contributions to intellectual history and the cultural sphere more broadly. Accepting submissions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Mistral explores ideas and the arts in all their forms, from the pre-colonial period to the present day. We publish work that offers both theoretical and historical approaches to the study of gender within the Latin American context. Articles may span disciplines such as art history, literary criticism, film and media studies, gender and queer studies, and history and memory studies. Multidisciplinary work proposing innovative directions for the study of Latin American women’s intellectual and cultural production is particularly encouraged.

Deadline: 1st October 2020

For further information please see our submission guidelines or contact mistral@rug.nl

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About the Journal

Mistral is the first scholarly journal exclusively dedicated to Latin American women’s cultural production. It takes its name from the pioneering Chilean poet and educator Gabriela Mistral. Mistral, from the Latin magistralis, is likewise etymologically rooted in the notion of mastery, an origin that signals the journal’s awareness of and attempt to redefine cultural narratives from which women have traditionally been excluded or that have relegated them to the role of “muse” or “disciple.”

Mistral is a platform for research that examines Latin American women’s contributions to intellectual history and the cultural sphere more broadly. Alongside research articles, the journal showcases personal essays and interviews with leading Latin American women working inside and outside the academy. The publication also reviews recent scholarly works (from monographs to exhibitions), offering insight into the latest developments in the field of Latin American women’s intellectual and cultural history and criticism. The journal additionally presents English translations of lesser-known works by Latin American women practitioners.

The journal welcomes articles that analyze the contributions of those who identify as Latin American women, from the pre-colonial period to the present day. Accepting submissions in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, Mistral explores ideas and the arts in all their forms, from the political essay to performance art, from travel writing to folk music. In line with the journal’s goal of making scholarly excellence accessible, articles are subject to double-blind peer review and published in open access format by the University of Groningen Press.