Published Since: 1970
Now available free-of-charge online through the University of California Digital Library's eScholarship publications and for purchase in print.
Mester is the literary journal of the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.
We are dedicated to publishing work that reflects the highest level of scholarship while pushing the limits of accepted views and convenient categories. Since 1970 we have built a reputation as one of the best student-run journals in North America, publishing articles by established scholars alongside the best work of graduate students
We publish critical articles, interviews and book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish American, Brazilian and Chicano literature and linguistics. Mester also welcomes articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Submissions may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
The journal is now published annually, and it is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures.
2012 - 2013 Editorial Board
José Del Toro
Gracia Jyeun Son
Julio Puente García
Kristal R. Bivona
Call for Papers: 2013 General Issue - Hemispheric Intersections
- Mester seeks articles for its general issue to be published in 2013. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American, Brazilian, Latina/o and Chicana/o literatures and linguistics. Mester also welcomes articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Ethnic/Cultural Studies. Interdisciplinary and transatlantic approaches are encouraged.
- Our upcoming volume will have two main sections: a general one open to any topic related to the scope of the journal, and a special supplement section dedicated to Hemispheric Studies, titled Hemispheric Intersections. Possible topics to consider may be of the following:
Decolonial and De-Westernizing Discourses
Migration’s Scrapes and Flows
Performativity, Performance, and Identification
Race, Ethnic and Cultural Studies
- Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. Publication decisions are based solely on the quality of the submissions, which undergo triple-blind review. The journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures. For further information on our guidelines for manuscripts to be considered for publication please see our our website at:
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- Submissions must be done electronically via eScholarship. More information about the submission process is available at: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/ucla_spanport_mester
- Please forward any questions to:
Sandra Ruiz, Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org
- ISSN: 0160-2764
- Journal website: http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/mester/
- eScholarship Repository: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/0082g9n8/uc/ucla_spanport_mester
- The full run of back issues of Mester through volume 37 is available in multiple formats at the Internet Archive
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2010-2011 Editorial Board
Brenda Ortiz-Loyola, Editor-in-Chief
2009-2010 Editorial Board
- Gabriela Venegas, Editor-in-Chief
- Covadonga Lamar Prieto
Susannah R. Drissi
Wanderley Reis da Silva
Sandra Ruiz, Editor-in-Chief
Department of Spanish and Portugese
Los Angeles , CA 90025
Phone: (310) 825-1036
Fax: (310) 206-4757