Journal of Surrealism and the Americas




The Journal of Surrealism and the Americas focuses on the subject of modern European and American intellectuals’ obsession with the “New World.” This obsession—the very heart of Surrealism—extended not only to North American sites, but also to Latin America, the Caribbean, and to the numerous indigenous cultures located there. The journal invites essays that examine aspects of the actual and fantasized travel of these European and American intellectuals throughout the Americas, and their creative response to indigenous art and culture, including their anthropological and collecting activities, and their interpretations of the various geographic, political, and cultural landscapes of the Americas. We furthermore intend to investigate the interventions / negotiations / repudiations of European/American or other Surrealisms, by indigenous as well as other artists, writers and filmmakers.


The editors are pleased to announce our new issue: Issue 7:1 (2013), with a Special Section on Native American Surrealisms. This issue is guest edited by W. Jackson Rushing III. Issue 7:1 is now available under "Current Issue."

Information on the upcoming Latin America issue is posted under "Announcements."



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Advisory Board Susanne Baackmann, Mary Ann Caws, Flora Clancy, Kate Duncan, Susannah J. Glusker, Hjorleifur Jonsson, Lewis Kachur, Ellen G. Landau, Marie Mauzé, Evan Maurer, Aleta Ringlero, W. Jackson Rushing, Jack Spector

Editors Katharine Conley, Jonathan Eburne, Samantha Kavky, Claudia Mesch, Sandra Zalman

Logo and Vignette Design Murphy Bannerman


The JSA is a refereed e-journal, published biannually, and is supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Vol 7, No 1 (2013)


George Morrison, Untitled, 1945, ink on paper, 7 5/8 x 5 in. Collection Dr. Robert and Frances Leff.