Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

About the Journal

The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal, publishes original manuscripts in all areas of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film. We welcome submissions that demonstrate cutting-edge scholarship and that possess knowledge of contemporary debates along with theoretical sophistication.

Issues of the journal from 2012 to the present are available on Project Muse. Managed by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Project Muse’s online database provides full-text access to heavily indexed and peer-reviewed journals in the fields of social sciences and the humanities. For subscription information through Project Muse, please click here. The REH will also continue to be available in print form through Washington University.

Upcoming Issue

Tomo LIII, Número 1, marzo 2019


Introduction, Violent Tales: Cultural Representation in Colombia and Mexico
Norman Valencia, Nineteenth-Century Realism, Media, and the Representation of Violence in Fernando Vallejo's La virgen de los sicaros
Juanita C. Aristizábal, Mausoleos y formas sin nombre: Escritura y violencia en Tomás González y Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Julie Ward, The Other Southern Border: Mexico's Forgotten Frontier in Nadio Villafuerte's Barcos en Houston (2005)
Gabriela Polit Dueñas, The Place of the Journalist in Contemporary Mexico: A Case in Juárez
María Helena Rueda, Violencia, pérdidas y duelo en el cine colombiano reciente
Juliana Martínez, Competing Visions and Contested Spaces in La sirga and Colombia magia salvaje
Sara Potter, Of Monsters and Malinches: Signifying Violence in Edgar Clément's Operación Bolívar and Tony Sandoval's El cadáver y el sofá
Miguel A. Cabañas, A Trauma's History: Pablo Escobar as Ghostly Myth and the Neoliberal Social Contract
Omar Rincón, TV-violencias: Mejor contados en la ficción que en la información
Mark Anderson, Violent Transactions and the Politics of Dying in Neoliberal Mexico
Adriana Pacheco Roldán and Stephanie A. Malak, #RopaSucia and No me llamo mamacita. Illocutionary Female Power Against Street Harassment, "Locker Room Talk," and "Mansplaining"


Brais Outes-León, Energía, termodinámica, y el imaginario tecnológico en La raza cósmica de José Vasconcelos
Charlotte Rogers, “El ágora entre manglares:” la arquitectura griega en El siglo de las luces de Alejo Carpentier
Vanesa Miseres, Vidas e historias de guerra: los proyectos biográficos de Aurora Cáceres y Soledad Acosta de Samper
Nicholas Wolters, “Debajo de la sotana”: (Re)Dressing Clerical Masculinity in Alas’s La Regenta
Kristen M. Turpin, Gender and Disability in Eduarda Mansilla’s Literature for Children
María Vicens, Por una tradición propia: genealogías y legitimación en las escritoras transhipánicas de entresijos 

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Editorial Board

Published under the sponsorship of the Department of Romance Languages Washington University in St. Louis.

Editorial Board from Washington University:

Andrew Brown, William AcreeNina Davis, John Garganigo (Emeritus), Mabel MorañaEloísa Palafox, Ignacio Sánchez PradoJoseph SchraibmanElzbieta SklodowskaAkiko Tsuchiya, and Miguel Valerio.

Editorial Board from Other Universities:

  • Gerard Aching, Cornell University
  • Carlos Alonso, Columbia University
  • Ericka Beckman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lou Charnon-Deutsch, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Michelle Clayton, Brown University
  • Jorge Coronado, Northwestern University
  • Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami
  • Fernando Degiovanni, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Luisa Elena Delgado, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mónica Díaz, University of Kentucky
  • Bradley S. Epps, University of Cambridge
  • Luis Fernández Cifuentes, Harvard University
  • Pura Fernández, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid)
  • Licia Fiol-Matta, New York University
  • Emily Francomano, Georgetown University
  • Edward Friedman, Vanderbilt University
  • Roberto González Echevarría, Yale University
  • Aníbal González Pérez, Yale University
  • Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, University of Michigan
  • Jo Labanyi, New York University
  • Germán Labrador Méndez, Princeton University
  • María-Inés Lagos, University of Virginia
  • Jacqueline Loss, University of Connecticut
  • William Luis, Vanderbilt University
  • Susan Martin-Márquez, Rutgers University
  • Sophia A. McClennen, Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert McKee Irwin, University of California, Davis
  • Mariselle Meléndez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Anna More, Universidade de Brasília
  • Randolph Pope, University of Virginia
  • Charlotte Rogers, University of Virginia
  • Verónica Salles-Reese, Georgetown University
  • Stacey Schlau, West Chester University
  • Paul Julian Smith, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Lucía Stecher, Universidad de Chile
  • Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan
  • Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California
  • Lisa Voigt, The Ohio State University

Manuscript Preparation

In an attempt to expedite the publication process, the Editors of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos request that authors adhere to the following recommendations when preparing their articles.

Important Changes to Note:

Our publication dates have changed. Our issues will now be published in the months of March, June, and October.

All essays submitted from this point on should be prepared according to the guidelines in the Eighth Edition of the MLA Style Manual, the correct MLA documentation guide for scholarly journal publishing. 

In addition, a 200-word summary and a brief list of keywords should accompany each essay. The summary should be written in English, regardless of the language of the essay itself, and the keywords should be written in both English and Spanish.

  1. Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere in the initial submission of your manuscript (including references to your own work in the first person). An acknowledgment note should not be included in the submission, as it may compromise the anonymity of the process. (It may be included after the essay has been accepted.) Instead, your essay should be accompanied by a cover sheet (in a separate file) that will include the necessary identifying information, such as your name, address, and the title of your essay.
  2. Place all notes at the end in a separate Notes section (endnotes). Use the same font as the rest of the text.
  3. The Notes (endnotes) section must always precede the Works Cited.
  4. If your essay is accepted, you are responsible for securing permissions for any visual images you wish to include in your article. You must then send us these permissions in writing. Finally, please ensure that all of your images are cited correctly in the Works Cited section of your essay.
  5. Double-check all Notes and Note numbers throughout the editorial process, as numbering may sometimes be altered during this process.
  6. Place no footnote in the title of the article.
  7. Use only one footnote per sentence. Place the footnote number at the end of the sentence, outside the period if the article is in English and inside the period if the article is in Spanish.
  8. Extremely short footnotes should be incorporated parenthetically within the body of the text. All parenthetical references should adhere to the MLA Style Manual (eighth edition). Place parenthetical references at the end of the sentence or clause rather than in the middle of a phrase so as to maintain readability.
  9. Page numbers should be placed at punctuation.
  10. Do not put a comma after "Thus" at the beginning of a sentence.
  11. Use a comma after an introductory prepositional phrase only if the phrase is parenthetical or if confusion could result without the comma.
  12. The list of Works Cited should conform strictly with the MLA Style Manual. Include complete titles (including subtitles) of all books.
  13. Bibliographies with excessive deviations from these norms will be returned to the author for emendation, thus delaying the publication process.
  14. Do not use an apostrophe for plurals or for decades. "The 1950s" should not have an apostrophe, for example, but the omission of the century would require one: the '50s. (Note the direction of the apostrophe. Most word processing programs automatically invert the direction. You must enter this symbol manually.)
  15. Do not use split infinitives or contractions. Hyphenate "twentieth-century" if it is used as an adjective: "twentieth-century literature," but not if you refer to the "twentieth century" as a time period.
  16. Paragraphs of more than an entire page are extremely difficult to follow. Divide excessively long paragraphs where appropriate to the logic of the argument. But also avoid extremely short paragraphs. A paragraph should always consist of more than one sentence Insert a space before opening a parenthetical page reference.
  17. In the body of the text the period should follow the parenthetical page reference. If a quotation is indented, the period should follow the last word of the quoted passage, not the parenthetical page reference.
  18. For each journal entry included in the Works Cited, include the issue number when available, along with the volume number, since the issue number is essential for identifying issues paginated separately in annual volumes and is even useful for specifying consecutively paginated issues.
  19. Include the name of the online database in the Works Cited reference. Online databases aggregate articles and may sometimes change the original pagination or typography. 
  20. When quoting text from an original source, quote in the same language as the original quote if the text is in Spanish or English. Do not rewrite the quote by translating the text yourself. For example, when quoting from a Spanish text, quote in Spanish, and do not translate it to English. When quoting from a text written in a language other than English or Spanish, provide a translation in the language of your article (English or Spanish) immediately following the original text.
  21. Avoid indenting/starting a new paragraph after a set-off quote.
  22. It is the author's responsibility to verify the accuracy of all quoted and cited material in the manuscript.
  23. Ensure that your final manuscript still adheres to the limit of 9,000 words (including Notes and Works Cited) indicated in the submission guidelines.

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Unsolicited book reviews will not be published. We accept book review requests for critical works such as monographs and anthologies of essays in the fields of literary and cultural studies as well as scholarly editions of secondary works. We do not take requests for reviews of fiction, poetry, facsimiles, or historical studies.


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