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Open Access Publications

Our blog features responses to the bi-weekly Merced Seminar in the Humanities.

Our Storify archive showcases curated stories related to our co-sponsored events, such as the Race and Justice in Transnational Perspective Seminar Series.

Check out the Proceedings of the Graduate Student Conference on eScholarship. eScholarship allows members of the UC system to control the dissemintation of their own research and make it freely available to the public online. 

TRANSMODERNITY: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal of Luso-Hispanic and U.S. Latino literary and cultural studies, is published by eScholarship, is part of the University of California, and is edited by two faculty members at UC Merced: Ignacio López-Calvo and Cristián H. Ricci. The Journal promotes the study of marginalized areas of Luso-Hispanic cultural production of any period and invites submissions of unpublished studies dealing with peripheral cultural production in the Luso-Hispanic world. It also welcomes relevant interdisciplinary work, interviews, and book reviews as they relate to “South-to-South” dynamics between formerly colonized peoples. Although the Journal is mostly devoted to non-canonical work, it will consider articles that rethink canonical texts from postcolonial and transmodern approaches. Read the press release on the founding of the journal in 2011.

Launched in 2007 by faculty member Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, alternaCtive publicaCtions is a web-based press dedicated to posting unpublished creative works, primarily by Latino and Latina authors.  alternaCtive publicaCtions provides a temporary publication of literary works that may be considered non-marketable by established presses.  alternaCtive publicaCtions is to literature what galleries are to art: a space for temporary display of creative works which facilitates interaction with the visiting public.