Alec logoThe Department of Spanish and Portuguese is the home of the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies (SSSAS). SSSAS promotes bibliographical, critical and pedagogical research in Spanish and Spanish-American studies by publishing works of particular merit in these areas. On occasion, the Society also publishes creative works.

A partial research assistantship is given to a graduate student involved with the scholarly publications sponsored by the unit.


  • Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea (ISSN: 0272-1635)

With a publishing history of nearly 40 years, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea / Annals of Contemporary Spanish Literature (formerly, Anales de la Narrativa Española Contemporánea, and Anales de la Novela de Posguerra) is a peer reviewed journal indexed in the most prestigious databases. ALEC publishes scholarly articles studying all aspect of late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish literature. ALEC also publishes documents, book reviews of critical works and recent creative volumes.

ALEC is published by the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, a non-profit educational corporation, with the support of Temple University, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. ALEC includes three issues per year (sometimes two or more issues may be combined). Subscription rate is $110.00 for institutions and $30.00 for individuals. Subscription checks should be payable to “SSSAS” or “SOCIETY OF SPANISH AND SPANISH-AMERICAN STUDIES”. Correspondence on manuscripts, subscriptions, advertisements and exchanges should be directed to:

            Professor José Manuel Pereiro Otero, General Editor ALEC

            Department of Spanish and Portuguese

            Temple University

            4th Floor Anderson Hall

            1114 Polett Walk

            Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090


  •  Journal of Spanish Studies: Twentieth Century (ISSN: 0092-1827)
  • Siglo XX/ 20th Century (ISSN: 0740-946X)

Click here to review the Formato Tecnico Anales.