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Welcome to English Studies in Latin America: A Journal of Cultural and Literary Criticism (ESLA), a digital journal hosted by the Faculty of Letters, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. ESLA seeks to create spaces for the many different readings, interpretations, and uses of literature in English from authors who have an awareness of Latin America's literatures, histories, cultures, and ever-changing power dynamics with the Global North. Our journal provides those spaces for writers of academic and creative genres in three possible sections: Academic Articles, Fiction and Non.Fiction. As the late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe reminds us, the English language allows people to read beyond national borders and it has also been forcefully imposed on millions. We believe that the spectrum in between these points, the bright and dark sides of globalization and colonization, demands our critical attention from this part of the world.