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Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal is published with support from DePaul University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Office of the Provost.
Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal is a refereed journal published since 1996 (biannually since 2012) that seeks research and reflection articles of regional and hemispheric contexts with a focus on diverse Latin American, US Latino, and Indigenous populations and experiences, recent immigration, and places of origin. The journal received the 2015 Phoenix Award by the Council for Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ, sub-group of MLA) for best revitalization and transformation of a journal over a three-year period. We welcome submissions throughout the year: suggested themes, articles that help bridge barriers between academic and local communities, book and film/media reviews, and interviews pertinent to Latino communities in the US, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Please send queries and submissions to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers
Special Issue on Latinx Detective Fiction
A Browner Shade of Noir: Latinx Detective and Mystery Narratives in Literature and Popular Culture
Diálogo journal invites authors to submit manuscripts for a special issue dedicated to Latinx Detective Fiction. We are looking for essays exploring the ways in which detective, noir, hardboiled, and mystery narratives add to a range of questions about power in relation to Latinx identities and cultures in the 21st century. At the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, national identity, and ability, this special issue will feature analyses of works that challenge, rewrite, and sometimes ignore completely the popular scripts of white, heteromasculine anti/heroism in which these genres are often grounded. For many Latinx authors, detective narratives appear to offer an outsider perspective (what Ralph E. Rodriguez refers to as "alienated eyes") from which to imagine and articulate more inclusive forms of belonging and political agency. With this in mind, contributors to this special issue are encouraged (but not required) to consider the following questions:
We are interested in essays on Latinx authors and Latin American authors who write in and on the boundaries of these genres. We are also interested in essays about detective/noir films, television shows, graphic novels, and/or video games.
Timeline: Please submit a 250-500 word proposal by January 1, 2020. If accepted, final text of the article length piece will be expected in late April 2020, for publication in the Spring 2021 issue. Please submit proposals directly to all editors of the special issue: Jose Navarro (email@example.com), Michael Cucher (firstname.lastname@example.org), and William Arce (email@example.com).
Manuscripts: All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed. Work may be submitted in Spanish or English, and Indigenous/Native language excerpts with translation to Spanish or English.
Author Anonymity: To maintain anonymity in the review process, please put names, affiliations, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and a preferred mailing address on Title Page. Citations to an author’s own works should be made in a way that does not compromise anonymity.
Title Page: Include author’s name, institutional affiliation, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and preferred mailing address. Include an Author’s Biography of 125 words or less.
Cover Letter: Include a statement that the manuscript is of original content and has not been previously published, nor under consideration elsewhere. Indicate whether the work is scholarship, commentary, a review, or creative writing.
Document Style and Formatting: Submit electronically in a clean MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. Do not justify margins, or apply automatic hyphenation of words, or add pagination, or insert headers/footers or line/page breaks. Use double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, with one inch-margins on all sides. Only one space after punctuations and “US” as adjective and full term when used as noun.
Scholarly Articles: Not to exceed 8,000 words including tables, endnotes and references. Include 6-8 Key Terms and an Abstract of 100 words or less that summarizes approach for library reference.
Commentary/Reflection Articles: Not to exceed 4,000 words including endnotes. Include an Abstract not exceeding 75 words, with 3-4 Key Terms.
Interviews: Not to exceed 4,000 words.
Creative Writing: No more than 6 poems or 2 fiction/testimonio pieces per submission.
Book Reviews: Not to exceed 1,200 words including notes and references. Include complete book title, publisher, year of publication, page count and ISBN at opening, with reviewer’s name and affiliation at end of document.
Film/Media Reviews: Not to exceed 1,200 words including notes and references. Include name(s) of director(s), producer(s), distributor, and length of film at opening, with reviewer’s name and affiliation at end of document.
Endnotes & Text References: Follow the latest edition of MLA or APA style. Endnotes should be at end of article, numbered consecutively throughout the text by superscript numerals. Insert brief parenthetical acknowledgements in the manuscript wherever you incorporate another’s words, facts or ideas. A list of works cited, alphabetized according to authors’ last names, should be appended at the end of the article.
Illustrations: All images, charts, graphs and tables should be separate from the main article. Indicate approximate placement of each by using a clear break in the body of the article, inserting corresponding numbers as indicated on images, which must be in JPEG or TIFF format in 300dpi. Inclusion of visuals is not guaranteed.
Obtaining Permission to Reprint: Include a letter of permission for all borrowed illustrations, tables, figures, or other material. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain reprint permissions. Original images (photography, slides, and artwork) will be kept for up to three months from date of publication, then returned to the contributor.
Suggesting Reviewers: Authors may provide a list of up to three individuals (with institutional affiliations, postal and electronic addresses) whom they feel would be appropriate reviewers. The editors are not bound by these suggestions, but will respect requests for exclusion of specific reviewers.
Book & Film/Media Reviews: We are interested in reviews of works reflecting new trends, both criticism and creative works, on Latin American and US Latino topics that evaluate for scholarship and the teaching and learning process. We encourage submissions by scholars, graduate students and community members.
Commentary/Reflection Articles: All submissions are welcome. Articles are published at the discretion of editors.
Mandatory Subscription: In order to publish your article, contributors must be subscribers to the journal. Those who publish an article in the journal will also receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their article appears (book/film review and creative work contributors, one copy). This shipment will arrive separately from the ongoing subscription.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on submissions and themes, content, formatting and style, or general questions please contact the editor: Dr. Elizabeth C. Martínez, email@example.com.
Upcoming Special Themes:
Volume 22:1 (Spring 2019): "Keepers of Minerals, Forests and Waters. Cinema, Literature and Art against Extractivism in Latin America" -
Call deadline March 1, 2018 (currently in pre-production)
Volume 22:2 (Fall 2019): "Memory and Resistance to Oblivion in Colombian Contemporary Art" -
Deadline for initial submission September 1, 2018
Volume 23:1 (Spring 2020): "Out From the Shadows: The Presence of Indigenous and Other Groups in 21st Century Latin American Film" -
Deadline for initial submission March 1, 2019
Volume 23:2 (Fall 2020): "Cartografia (en el arte y la literatura) de la violencia en Latinoamerica y el Caribe" -
Deadline for initial submission May 1, 2019
Volume 24:1 (Spring 2021): Currently seeking suggestions for themes
Following the deadline of submissions to a special theme, the timeline runs six months for in-house pre-production editorial process: Peer-review, Guest Thematic Editor review and manuscript revisions, in-house Editor review and minor final revisions, the collection of pertinent information and publishing agreements.
The entire issue is then sent to the UT Press for production process, which generally runs six months, and during which copy-edited manuscripts and later page proofs are sent to each contributor.
A minimum year-long process from initial submission to a theme to publication of an issue accounts for holiday and school year academic delays.
Elizabeth C. Martínez
Poetry & Creative Editor
Juana Iris Goergen
Book & Film Review Editors
Bill Johnson González
Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal is indexed and/or abstracted in EBSCO, the MLA International Bibliography, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. The full journal contents since volume 15 (when it became biannual) are available electronically through Project Muse. The earlier version of Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal (annual issues), volumes 1–14, are available in Open Access on Digital Commons at DePaul University.
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