Call for Papers 

Beyond the Hard News: Periodical Print Culture in Brazil 

Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies will publish a dossier (mid 2020) focusing on the periodical print culture in Brazil. This dossier will feature recent research on periodical studies from various perspectives and methodologies. We welcome articles discussing how newspapers and magazines have contributed to the kaleidoscope of Brazilian affairs from the early nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. We also invite scholars working on periodical studies (art history, history, literature, journalism, media and communications), to submit articles focusing on transnational aspects analysing contents (texts and images), actors (writers, illustrators, editors), and periodicals that have crossed local, regional, and national borders, contributing to the dynamic, circulatory aspects of the periodical print culture in Brazil.


Some topics of particular interest: 

  • The circulation patterns of magazines within Brazil or in connection with other countries
  • The spread of printing and distribution technologies
  • The evolution and diffusion of business models
  • Periodicals as catalysts in cultural dissemination, alternative identities/communities, and social movements
  • Periodical circulations and networks
  • Texts, topics, and visuals across periodicals
  • Interrelationships between periodical publishing and book publishing
  • A history of periodical studies across national, disciplinary, and institutional borders
  • Reading and writing practices
  • Travel and migration in periodicals
  • Media change and periodical innovation


Texts should be submitted online by 30 April 2020 in Portuguese, English or Spanish

Submission guidelines can be found here:

This issue will be edited by Dr Isabel Lustosa (Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation) and Felipe Botelho Correa (King’s College London).

 We look forward to reading your submissions,

 The editors of Brasiliana: Journal of Brazilian Studies