Dilruba Ahmed, Jessica Alexander, Francisco Aragón, Fred Arroyo, Kate Berson, Bruce Bond, Laura Bylenok, Laton Carter, Darin Ciccotelli, Peter Cole, Cristina Correa, Ricardo Cortez Cruz, Molly Damm, Markus Dickinson, Carolina Ebeid, Juliana Aragón Fatula, Guillermo Galindo, Steve Gehrke, Stephen D. Gibson, Susan Goslee, Michael Klauke, Toni Mirosevich, Stephen-Paul Martin, Donald Platt, Alejandro Ramirez, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Natalia Treviño, Joshua Unikel, James Wells
One of this journal’s primary goals at this moment is to investigate the potentials of its name. What, we wonder, might it mean to be “Western” beyond the term’s signification of our physical location? How does western-ness shape the work we receive and publish, both in its making and in its representation by or as us, Western Humanities Review? How can we help to define the West, the multiplicity of wests, their pasts, presents, and futures—with all their attendant prejudices and desires—as well as the non-western? How might we articulate west and not-west not as oppositions, but as mutually defining entities, aesthetics, spaces, concepts? And how might the humanities, through creative and scholarly inquiry, through criticism and performance, through engagement with a full spectrum of intellectual and affective methods, through writing and image, sound, object, and event, help us begin to address these broad questions, lead us down interesting tracks, across derelict fence lines?….