e-misférica is a biannual, peer reviewed, online journal published by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

The journal publishes scholarly essays, multimedia artist presentations, and book and performance reviews; we publish materials in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, exploring intersections of performance and politics in the Americas. Past issues have focused on topics such as performance and democracy, Native American performance, sexualities and politics in the Americas, performance and the law, border performance, and the political uses of affect.

e-misférica welcomes submissions of essays, artist presentations, and reviews. Please consult the guidelines below 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 Submissions are understood to be original, unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.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.

To receive Hemispheric Institute's announcements and calls, send a message to If you have questions for the editors, please contact

If you are interested in contributing to e-misférica's Reviews section, comprising reviews of books, performances, and/or other materials related to performance in the Americas, please send a query and brief bio to A selection of books open for review for the forthcoming issue of e-misférica is available here.

Call for Papers: 6.1 Contagion
Deadline: 1 FEBRUARY 2009
Books open for review

Writers Guidelines

Review Guidelines