College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Centers & Institutes > Center for Latino Research > Diálogo > Calls for Articles
Diálogo journal invites authors to submit manuscripts for a special issue dedicated to Latinx Detective Fiction. We are looking for essays exploring the ways in which detective, noir, hardboiled, and mystery narratives add to a range of questions about power in relation to Latinx identities and cultures in the 21st century. At the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, national identity, and ability, this special issue will feature analyses of works that challenge, rewrite, and sometimes ignore completely the popular scripts of white,
heteromasculine anti/heroism in which these genres are often grounded. For many
Latinx authors, detective narratives appear to offer an outsider perspective
(what Ralph E. Rodriguez refers to as "alienated eyes") from which to
imagine and articulate more inclusive forms of belonging and political agency.
With this in mind, contributors to this special issue are encouraged (but not
required) to consider the following questions:
We are interested in essays on Latinx authors and Latin American authors who write in and on the boundaries of these genres. We are also interested in essays about detective/noir films, television shows, graphic novels, and/or video games.
Timeline: Please submit a 250-500 word proposal by January 1, 2020. If accepted, final text of the article length piece will be expected in late April 2020, for publication in the Spring 2021 issue. Please submit proposals directly to all editors of the special issue: Jose Navarro (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael
Cucher (email@example.com), and William Arce (firstname.lastname@example.org).