About the Journal

The Journal of Surrealism and the Americas focuses on the subject of modern European and American intellectuals’ obsession with the “New World.” This obsession—the very heart of Surrealism—extended not only to North American sites, but also to Latin America, the Caribbean, and to the numerous indigenous cultures located there. The journal invites essays that examine aspects of the actual and fantasized travel of these European and American intellectuals throughout the Americas, and their creative response to indigenous art and culture, including their anthropological and collecting activities, and their interpretations of the various geographic, political, and cultural landscapes of the Americas. We furthermore intend to investigate the interventions / negotiations / repudiations of European/American or other surrealisms, by indigenous as well as other artists, writers and filmmakers.

The Journal of Surrealism and the Americas is a refereed, online journal, published annually. JSA issues will contain from 3-4 feature articles on any aspect of Surrealism in the Americas. Each feature article submission will receive an anonymous reader’s report. The JSA accepts foreign language contributions in French, German and Spanish. The JSA accepts submissions of reviews of relevant books, exhibitions, and conferences.