CFP: Latin American Literature and Culture (Hispanic and Lusophone)

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Literature, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands


The Literary Encyclopedia at is looking for writers to enhance its coverage of key authors and texts of Latin American (both Spanish and Portuguese) language literature and culture. The Enyclopedia provides literary scholars and students with a reliable and comprehensive reference work.

Please see the list below of the most desired titles/authors in the area of Latin American Studies to be covered. Furthermore, new propositions of writers/works that are not currently present in our database are also welcome. Please use the search tool on to see whether your proposed author or work is already listed. The attached documentation contains detailed instructions on completing and proposing entries for the Encyclopaedia. If you have any queries, please contact the Latin American Section Editors, Cara Levey ( and Carolina Orloff (

With best wishes,

Cara and Carolina

Editors of Latin American Section, Literary Encyclopedia


Esteban Echeverría

José Enrique Rodó

Ricardo Palma

Vicente Huidobro

Oliverio Girondo

Augusto Roa Bastos

Ernesto Cardenal

José Lezama Lima

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Emir Rodríguez Monegal

Báez, Josefina

José Martí

Macedonio Fernández

Leopoldo Marechal

Victoria Ocampo

David Viñas

Alfonsina Storni

Griselda Gambaro

Reinaldo Arenas

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Fidel Castro

Roberto Fernández Retamar

José Luis González

Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton

Luis Rafael Sánchez

Severo Sarduy


Mario Vargas Llosa – any of his major works except La tia Julia y el escribidor

Carlos Fuentes – any of his major works except Aura, La frontera de cristal, Los días enmascarados, and La región más transparente

Pablo Neruda – any of his best known and most anthologised poems

Octavio Paz – any of his best known and most anthologised poems apart from Piedra de sol Yo el Supremo - Augusto Roa Bastos

El señor presidente, Miguel Ángel Asturias

Contact Info: 

Please contact either Cara Levey ( or Carolina Orloff (

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