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Aims & Scope

The Journal promotes the research on non-Anglocentric Studies of Whiteness in the Lusophone, Hispanic (Iberian –Spain and Portugal–, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Afro-Hispanic studies, including North African, the Western Saharan and Equatorial Guinean) cultural productions from 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HLWS invites submissions of original, unpublished essays and book reviews in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.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, and/or nation(alism) with whiteness
  • Mapping Whiteness within an "ecology of knowledge"
  • White Post-Colonial nostalgia
  • White resistance to decoloniality of power
  • Self-representation of whiteness
  • Representation of whiteness by "non-white authors"
  • U.S. Latino/a representations of whiteness
  • Afro-Hispanic representations of whiteness
  • North African and/or Equtorial Guinean representations of whiteness
  • Indigenous representations of whiteness

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please create your account to submit manuscripts electronically. If you experience any difficulties 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 May 15. Proposals received after this deadline will be considered for the next annual issue.
  • Manuscripts should range between 6,500 and 8,000 words, including End Notes and works cited; they must follow the latest Modern Language Association Style Manual, and include an abstract (not to exceed 200 words).
  • TThe Journal does not consider proposals for special issues at this time, but suggestions for future editions are welcome.

*Proposals submitted to the Journal not within the aforementioned aims & scope, containing multiple typos, missing abstract (including up to 6 keywords) or presenting careless use of the MLA Style of documentation, will unfortunately not be considered.

Sincerely, JM. Persánch Founder Editor-in-Chief