Call for Articles

‘Reproductive Labour and Care Work in Latin American Film and Screen Cultures’ 

Deadline for abstracts: 29 September 2023 

Deadline for full articles: 28 June 2024  

We are inviting articles on the theme of ‘Reproductive Labour and Care Work in Latin American Film and Screen Cultures’ for the annual Screen Arts issue of Hispanic Research Journal in 2025. In this issue, we are aiming to explore screen-based portrayals of reproductive labour and care work in the broadest possible sense.  

Specific topics that we would like the issue to address include:  

  • The representation of forms of labour including (but not limited to) paid and unpaid domestic work, wet nursing, care work, sex work, child rearing and childcare. 
  • Motherhood, reproduction, reproductive rights and surrogacy on screen 
  • Affective labour or work that involves the creation of relationships, bodily feelings and forms of communication as key outputs (this could include the work of producing screen-based cultural texts itself) 
  • Practices of archiving forms of care work and reproductive labour 
  • Methodologies that prioritise a caring approach towards the objects of study 
  • Practices of care and non-human relationships: animals, landscapes and other objects 

 The issue will explore these topics through an analysis of digital media, including digitised archival materials, but we particularly encourage the submission of abstracts that examine the representation of reproductive labour or care work in Latin American cinema or television.  

 If you would like to contribute an article to the special issue, please send an abstract (300 words max) and a short bio (100 words max) to Dr Rachel Randall ( by 29 September 2023. 

 The deadline for full articles (8000 words max) will be 28 June 2024. Hispanic Research Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or Catalan.  

 This special issue is being organised as part of an AHRC Research Development and Engagement Fellowship: Affective and Immaterial Labour in Latin(x) American Culture. Please send any questions about the project or the special issue to Dr Rachel Randall: