Call for contributions: Hispanophone Networks Beyond the Periphery. Periphērica 4.1


Periphērica invites articles and contributions for a dossier exploring the political and material conditions, challenges, and experiences surrounding Hispanophone cultural production in Africa. What is the cultural capital of the Hispanophone corpus in its different production networks? How do Global Hispanophone authors position themselves in a local context and a global market pressed by other globalities (Francophone, Commonwealth, Lusophone...)? How do they compete or interact and what factors are there at play? This dossier is informed by a determination to break away from the overarching Iberian/Latin American binary (including some configurations of Atlantic Studies), and to embrace other Hispanophone communities, histories, experiences, and repertoires, comprising those not marked by a past Spanish imperial history. What might an engagement with this new archive of the Gobal Hispanophone in Africa might entail for the broader fields and scholarly practices of Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx, Iberian, Atlantic, Mediterranean or Pacific Studies today? How might engaging with Hispanophone cultural production in Africa alter, transform, or disrupt traditional approaches to the field? 


This will be a multivocal dossier, coordinated by several guest coeditors. Please send a 300-word abstract to Benita Sampedro Vizcaya ( and Adolfo Campoy ( by April 1st, 2024. Issue 4.1 is scheduled to be published in June of 2025.