• Issue Cover Art

    Inaugural Issue
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019)

  • Image and Storytelling: New Approaches to Hispanic Cinema and Literature
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2020)

    Welcome to the second issue of Periphērica: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Literary History. Apologies are due at the outset as we have been severely delayed from our intended publication schedule due to the particularly complex review process involved in such a lengthy issue. We are confident, however, that the wait will be worth your while and that readers will find here a diverse and stimulating array of voices ranging from scholarly work on cinema, to poetic responses to the pandemic.

    Central to this issue of Periphērica is the collection of articles Image and Storytelling: New Approaches to Hispanic Cinema and Literature, which features leading research by scholars of Hispanic cultures at the crossroads of literature, film, mind, and society. The collection showcases cutting-edge fields and themes including cognitive studies, affect studies, embodiment, and empathy, as well as new perspectives on adaptation, film typology, film teaching, gender, and genre. The research presented in this special issue underscores the excitement produced by crossing disciplinary boundaries in the study of verbal and visual narratives, moving beyond prevalent transnational approaches that do not sufficiently address key factors in the creation and reception of film narratives such as historical-sociological contexts, affective dynamics, psychological responses, and gender variables. The contributors include scholars whose professional and social relationships to the history, practices, and evolution of the moving image and new media vary widely, broaching a diversity of theories and methodologies and presenting readers with a comprehensive and innovative perspective on film art and the relationship between filmmakers, films, spectators, and contexts.