Second Call for Papers Journal Pleyade

Second Call for Papers to the Journal Pléyade on Ideas and Intellectuals in Latin America: Histories, Registers and Approaches. Deadline: 24 March 2015. Submissions must be sent to: revistapleyade@caip.cl / Submissions will be submitted to a double blind refereeing.

Journal Pléyade / ISSN 0718-655X

Second Call for Papers Journal Pléyade

N˚15. First Semester 2015

 

Ideas and Intellectuals in Latin America: Histories, Registers and Approaches.

Latin American thought contains a variety of manifestations and registers that it developed by way of multiple interactions and tensions with discourses and images coming from different times, places and disciplines. Its relationship to Latin America’s history has not only determined how its contents may refer to this continent’s reality, but it also provided a context that required adopting modes of expression and literary forms – like the essay or the proclamation –different from those produced in Europe and the United States.

In Latin American thought, the frontiers between literature, essay, historiography, sociology, and cultural criticism, have been porous, allowing for the introduction of distinctive features into an intellectual field that is constantly redefining itself. Analogously, Latin American Humanities and Social Sciences, seeking to understand a “peripheral” modernity, operate along vague borders among different registers of writing, and in spheres that oscillate between knowledge and power.

To discuss these aspects of Latin American thought more broadly treating the peculiar itineraries of Latin American thought, from the question on the possibility of reading its works and figures standing from a historical and cultural reflection. Perspectives which linking researches from specific disciplines such as the current debates in cultural history, history of ideas, intellectual history, sociology of culture, literary criticism, and cultural studies. By examining authors, concepts or specific problems, the contributions should reflect the different elaborations and positions of discourses and images in Latin America, and the interweaving among the various registers in which they have been captured. The aim of this special issue is to rethink the current possibilities of critical intellectual practice that is at the height of the long tradition that precedes it and can face the challenges that our present time poses for thinking.

We invite researchers, scholars and graduate students from Social Sciences and Humanities interested in contributing to this special issue to send us their papers. Suggested topics may include some of the following:

  1. Methodologies: History of ideas, intellectual history or sociology of intellectuals, Interpretative debates, and reading strategies in Latin American thought.
  2. Intellectual figures, associations and movements in Latin America.
  3. Disciplinary crossings. Latin American thought between historiography, sociology, essay, philosophy and social criticism.
  4. Politics of thought in Latin America: colonialism, memory, modernity and nation.

Coordinators: Alejandro Fielbaum (afielbaums@gmail.com),

Vicente Montenegro (v.montenegrobralic@gmail.com)

Pierina Ferretti (pierinaferretti@gmail.com)

Deadline: 24 March, 2015

Languages: English or Spanish

Planned publication: June 2015

Submissions must be sent to: revistapleyade@caip.cl

Submissions will be submitted to a double blind refereeing.