Trazar el archivo/Trace the archive: to draw and undo its limits, to search its presences and unveil its absences, to define its movement and potential. To trace the archive is to trace the necessary history of the fluctuations of society and its institutions, to reflect on ideologies of power and resistance, and to understand the […]
A title that speaks for itself. Precariedad, Precarity/Precariousness is the most pertinent issue for the dystopic times we live in today. Central to questions of precarity are mechanisms of power, value, voice. This issue is dedicated to that new voice that maps common demands and establishes new alliances.
Our seventh issue of Esferas comes at a time when the practice of seeing has reached a state of emergency. Now, it is more urgent than ever before to consider, carefully, the images with which we are confronted, both through the media and through the lens of the everyday. It is in this atmosphere, and […]
Dancers and critics turn to word and image to discuss movement in dance and literature. Plus: creative writing, interview with Sylvia Molloy and Spring 2016 senior honors theses. Read the introduction here.
Critics and creative writers contemplate queer subjects/bodies and the relationship between queer culture & democracy. Includes critical works from undergraduates, poetry and translations.
Out of the void of the disappeared 43 student teachers in Iguala comes Issue 4 of Esferas, which reflects on contemporary violence in Mexico in both political and cultural spheres. The issue also includes a photo essay from photojournalist Tomas Ayuso, and an interview with Brazilian concrete poet Augusto de Campos.
Esferas Issue 3 is dedicated to language: the translation of, the artful practice of, the living in between. We, in turn, dedicate this issue to Judith Némethy, an architect of the Spanish and Portuguese language program at NYU. Find also a photo reflection by an undergraduate photographer on Ciudad Juarez and the U.S.-Mexico border wall, quechua translations by Odi Gonzales, and impressive creative and critical works by undergraduates.
In Issue 2 we present original creative works from faculty in the Creative Writing in Spanish MFA program at NYU. Interviews with prominent artists and a human rights activist from Buenos Aires, senior honors theses and innovative writing from undergraduates complete our second issue.
Issue 1 announces the launch of Esferas, a student and alumni initiative within New York University’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese. We are a peer-reviewed, annual publication that publishes exceptional critical essays, visual art, creative writing, interviews, translations, and works related to Hispanic and Luso life within and beyond New York City.