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Aims & Scope

The Journal promotes the research on non-anglocentric studies of whiteness about the Lusophone, Hispanic (Iberian--Spain and Portugal--, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Afro-Hispanic studies including North African, the Saharan and Equatorial Guinean) cultural productions of any period.

HLWS invites submissions of original, unpublished essays and book reviews in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Although the Journal is mostly devoted to literature, film, and cultural studies, the journal will consider critical theory-based essays that rethink well-established white racial formation theories.

Suggested topics are, but not limited to, the following:

  • Intersections of Modernity and whiteness
  • Intersections of class, gender, religion, nation(alism) with whiteness
  • Mapping whiteness within an "ecology of knowledge"
  • White Post-Colonial nostalgia
  • White Decolonial resistance
  • Self-representation of whiteness
  • Representation of whiteness by Non-White authors
  • Afro-Hispanic representations of whiteness
  • North African and Equtorial Guinean representations of whiteness
  • Indigenous representations of whiteness

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please create your account to submit manuscripts electronically. If you experience any problem uploading your file, please contact the editor-in-chief.
  • Submissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. However, for full consideration for the current annual issue, proposals must be submitted by April 15. Proposals received after this deadline will be consider for the next annual issue.
  • Manuscripts should range between 6,500-8,000 words, including end notes and works cited, must follow the latest Modern Language Association* Style Manual, and include an abstract (not to exceed 200 words).
  • The Journal does not consider proposals for special issues at this time, but suggestions for future considerations are welcome.

*Proposals submitted to the Journal containing multiple typos, missing abstract and careless use of the MLA Style will be rejected for consideration and will not be peer-reviewed.