Edited by Scott Michaelsen and David E. JohnsonCR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas that suggest possibilities for a different future. Centennial Review is published three times a year under the editorship of Scott Michaelsen (Department of English, Michigan State University) and David E. Johnson (Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY at Buffalo).
The journal recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and that questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas. Journal articles address philosophically inflected interventions, provocations, and insurgencies that question the existing configuration of the Americas, as well as global and theoretical work with implications for the hemisphere.
In memory of journalist Anthony Shadid (1968-2012), CR invites you to read his contribution to Vol. 8:1, Spring 2008, "The Long War: Loss and Nostalgia in the Middle East," which was part of a special issue entitled Cultures of Occupation. The article can be accessed for free by clicking here.
CR Vol. 11:1, a special issue, “Drawing (on) Borges,” features a gallery of artwork from “Pintando a Borges/Painting Borges,” a special exposition curated by Jorge J. E. Gracia and devoted to Borges and painting, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Universidad Católica Argentina, June 23–25, 2010. All images appear courtesy of the artists.
View the “Drawing (on) Borges” full-color image gallery here!
Upcoming special issues of CR include:
Vol. 11:2 Animals…In Theory
Vol. 12:1 Toward a New Parallax: Or, Japan- In Another Transveral of the Trans-Pacific
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We currently are soliciting work for Special Issues or Special Sections on the following topics, among others:
Vol. 12:2 On Translation (Spring 2012) Vol. 12:3 Betrayal (Summer 2012) Vol. 13.1 War and Peace (Fall 2012) Vol. 13.2 “The British Boom” (Spring 2013) Vol. 13.3 Psychoanalysis and Race (Summer 2013) Vol. 14.1 Writing, Violence, Latin America (Fall 2013) Vol. 14.2 Law and Violence (Spring 2014) Vol. 14.3 Indigenous Aesthetics (Summer 2014) Vol. 15.1 Auto-Affection (Fall 2014)
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Carl Schmitt's Theory of the Partisan
Due to international copyright laws, the electronic translation of The Theory of the Partisan: A Commentary/Remark on the Concept of the Political, by Carl Schmitt (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1963) will no longer be available on this website.
Centennial Review 4:3 (2004) provides a deep analysis of Schmitt's contribution to political theory. This special issue includes the work of:
Michigan State University Press strives to be a catalyst for significant contributions to scholarship through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry.
- Werner Hamacher
- Alfred Goodson
- Gil Anidjar
- Rodolphe Gasché
- and other leading scholars in the field