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Acta Poetica
(Poetics Journal)

Acta Poetica
Measures: 15.5 x 22.5 cm (6.10 x 8.86 in)

Editor in chief: Tatiana Bubnova
Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-UNAM,
Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas
ISSN: 0185-3082
Periodicity: semiannual
Web page: http://www.filologicas.unam.mx/indices/actpoe.htm
Price: it varies according to the issue





Profile and Contents

Acta Poetica addresses literary and cultural theory, the theory of translation, classical, medieval and renaissance literature. It also contains articles on Mexican, Latin American and compared literature, on the semiotics of culture, on the arts and on rhetoric. It additionally explores the relationship between literature and philosophy, anthropology and the history of religions.

Target Public

The intended audience includes the professional studier of language and literature, and readers interested in theoretical aspects of culture.


The journal has lived two distinct epochs. Back in 1978, José Pascual Buxó founded the Seminar for Poetics (nowadays Center for Poetics) at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (Institute for Philological Research, UNAM, Mexico). The object was to establish a group dedicated to producing a scientific theory of literature using adequate methodologies for literary texts analysis: these were made public via Acta Poetica. In this first moment, the publication was a formative space for the members of the Seminar. Since the very beginning, it harbored articles by international writers, including Haroldo de Campos, Jeanne and André Martinet, Cesare Segre, Jean Marie Klinkenberg, Antonio García Berrio and Antonio Gómez Moriana. The second epoch initiated in 1985, when the journal broadened its sphere and focus to include literary and cultural studies as well. At that point, it was characteristically post-structuralist, and Acta Poetica published texts by Paul de Man, Umberto Eco, Gershom Scholem, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartmann and Eric Landowski.
Since its very origins, Acta Poetica has developed a scientific focus of literature oriented to linguistics and semiotics. Nowadays it publishes texts by José Manuel Pedrosa, Martin Lienhard, Alan Deyermond, Irving Wohlfarth, Enzo Traverso, Eduardo Cadava, Michael Löwy and Hans J. Vermeer, among others

Editorial Board

Tatiana Bubnova (director), Gabriela Nava (editing secretariat), Bertha Aceves, Carmen Armijo, Cristina Azuela, Helena Beristáin, Enrique Bonavides, Graciela Cándaro, Ana Castaño, José Ricardo Chaves, Esther Cohen, César González, Margarita León, Carmen Leñero, Mariana Masera, Fabio Morábito, Cristina Múgica, Luisa Puig, Silvana Rabinovich, Annunziata Rossi and Patricia Villaseñor, all of them members of the Centro de Poética del Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (UNAM, Mexico).

International Scientific Committee

Tomás Albaladejo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), Helena Beristáin (Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM, Mexico), Eduardo Cadava (University of Princeton, USA), Joaquín Díaz (Fundación Joaquín Díaz, Spain), Luis Díaz Viana (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain), Umberto Eco (Università degli Studi di Torino and Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy), Noé Jitrik (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jean Marie Klinkenberg (Université de Liège, Belgium), Michael Löwy (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France), José Manuel Pedrosa (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain), Claude Thomasset (Université de La Sorbonne, France), Enzo Traverso (Université d’Amiens, France) and Philippe Walter (Université Stendhal, Grenoble III, France).
Deceased members of the International Scientific Committee: Alan D. Deyermond.

Indexed in

Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales (Clase), Biblioteca Virtual de la Universidad La Rioja, España (Dialnet), Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (Latindex), Fuente Académica and Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLA).

Achievements and Awards

Several issues of the journal have been published as books or parts of books in Spain by renowned academic publishing houses.

Tatiana Bubnova
Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM
Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n
Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, 04510, México.
E-mail: iifl@servidor.unam.mx;
Telephone: (55) 5622- 7492
Fax: (52-55) 5622-7492



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