emisférica is the Hemispheric Institute’s peer-reviewed, online, trilingual scholarly journal. Published biannually, journal issues focus on specific areas of inquiry in the study of performance and politics in the Americas.

The journal publishes academic essays, multimedia artist presentations, activist interventions, and translations, as well as book, performance, and film reviews. Its languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


emisférica welcomes submissions of essays, artist presentations, and reviews. Please consult the guidelines in the right menu for more information. Submissions are understood to be original, unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The journal issues calls for papers two times per year (below) that outline themes and deadlines.

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If you are interested in contributing to e-misférica's Reviews section, comprising reviews of books, performances, films, videos, and/or other materials related to performance in the Americas, please send your proposal to Proposals should include a brief description of the work and the author's approach to it (150 words); a short author bio (100 words); and a link to a previously published writing sample, or an unpublished writing sample as an attachment. Reviews are 800 words (up to 1500 for pieces covering more than one book, performance, or film). Please note that the review section is scholarly in nature and does not accept proposals from artists to write about their own work. Contributions that do not follow the editorial guidelines of the journal will not be considered for publication. Check the right column of this page for our guidelines, style sheet, and a selection of books open for review for the forthcoming issue of e-misférica. We welcome additional suggestions as well as advanced queries.