Tepeyac Cultural Studies

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How has the hill of Tepeyac become a crossroads for Amerindian culture and religious expressions throughout the continent?

From Juan Diego to the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year, Tepeyac shows that the cultural and religious contact between Europe and the Americas has been mutually enriching. Examining the cultural phenomena related to Guadalupe and the site of her temple provides insights into the past and present of the Americas and sheds light on how the redeeming message of Christianity has spread throughout the world. As our investigation into connections between ancient Mesoamerican traditions and Christianity continues, we invite scholarly and artistic submissions to our journal.*

The mission of Tepeyac Cultural Studies is to provide a forum for the study of Mesoamerican culture in harmony with the Church’s Magisterium, and in response to the call of St. Pope John Paul II’s Ex corde ecclesiae for the renewal of Catholic higher education. Using the tools of the Cultural Studies movement, TCS draws on history, literature, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, theology, the visual arts, and ethnomusicology. We invite submissions in English or Spanish from educators, students, artists, and scholars who support our mission. For the first issue, we invite the submission of articles, book reviews, presentations of artistic material, and regional news reports that address intersections between Catholicism and native cultures through topics including:

• Traditions and modernity
• Family and community
• Ethics and aesthetics
• Missions and evangelization
• Economic practices and policies
• Education and knowledge
• Spirituality and prayer
• Health and wellbeing
• Agriculture and conservation
• Communications and migration

Those interested should send an abstract of 200 to 250 words describing the submission, along with a current curriculum vitae or résumé to: guadalupeflowersong@gmail.com

Please write “Attn: Tepeyac Cultural Studies” in the subject line. Attachments should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. The heading of each submission should include the name of the author, institution or city of residence, and the date of submission. For all citations, sources and formatting, TCS uses the MLA Handbook Seventh Edition. All submissions must be double-spaced, and in 12-point New Times Roman font. Subscriptions to TCS are also available.

* Tepeyac Cultural Studies is a literary, artistic, and cultural review, and is an independent publication not affiliated with any particular academic institution. The Editorial Board of TCS holds high professional standards and aims to produce and disseminate research-based work, news items, and artistic production that reflect the best of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Submissions are subject to Board approval. Tepeyac Cultural Studies (TCS) and logo are property of the journal. Any re-publication or public use of the material in the TCS journal requires written permission from the Editorial Board, and may be subject to a fee. International copyright and anti-plagiarism laws protect the TCS journal.