Editor-in-Chief: Rebbecca Pittenger, University of Kentucky
Managing Editor: Alice Driver, University of Kentucky

Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos is an annual online academic journal dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship on the literary and cultural traditions of the Hispanic world. The journal is a graduate-student production of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky and publishes original research in both English and Spanish on diverse aspects of the Hispanic world, ranging from the medieval period to the present.

The 2013 volume of Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos invites graduate students to submit previously unpublished critical analyses and original creative works that deal with the connection between technology and literature. Academic papers, poetry, short stories, music, illustrations, videos, and other media should reflect the theme: "At the Crossroads of Literature and Technology."

The deadline for submissions to the 2013 issue is December 15, 2012. The Call for Papers can be found by clicking the link to the left menu. You may also visit Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos, Vol 3 for the webpage of the 2013 issue.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2012)
Apocalypse and the End Times/Apocalipsis y el fin del mundo


According to some readings of the Mayan calendar, the world as we know it will end this year. Considering the current climate of economic crisis, ecological disaster, and renewed social divisions, the prophecy seems all too accurate and, as Slavoj Žižek implies, it can feel as though we are “living in the end times.” For the second volume of Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos, we asked contributors to examine an array of topics that come to mind when discussing apocalypse in Hispanic cultures and literatures. The result is a collection of essays on novels, films, chronicles, and philosophical meditations where apocalypse appears in the guise of the Iberian conquest of the New World, the Spanish Civil War, the massacre of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, dictatorial regimes in Peru and Cuba, ecotourism in Costa Rica, and neoliberal politics across the Americas. These articles recall that an apocalypse is not simply a catastrophic ending, but also a moment of revelation. Through close textual analysis, historical contextualization, and theoretical reflection, they do their part to unveil the anxieties, fears, and hopes that accompany predictions of apocalypse in the Hispanic world.

Jeffrey Zamostny and Grace Martin

The Neoliberal Apocalypse

Conquest and (Post)colonialism

Thinking Apocalypse

Narratives of War and Prison