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Faculty and students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese are part of a robust tradition of scholarship at KU. Visit this page frequently to find information about the latest call for papers and/or presentations from regional, national, and international publications and conferences.

28th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

28th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture (Tuscon, Arizona)

The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite all interested graduate students, scholars and professionals to submit presentation or poster abstracts, and panel proposals for the 28th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture at the University of Arizona. Join us to celebrate the merging of cultures and languages in one of the US’s oldest multicultural landscapes. Come to a historic city where languages, cultures and literatures co-exist creating a thriving contact zone.   
This year the symposium will focus on exploring and engaging with tangential disciplinary and theoretical approaches that have not been fully developed in the field of Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian literature, cultural studies, and linguistics. The objective of the symposium is to open new avenues of thought and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues that will promote the advancement of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literature, cultural, and linguistic studies.
The Symposium Committee will consider abstracts for research in Latin American and Peninsular Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Linguistic: Applied linguistics, Heritage/second language pedagogy, Language program administration, L2/Ln acquisition, Phonology/phonetics, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Psycholinguistics, Any other area of Hispanic/Lusophone linguistics within any theoretical or quantitative/qualitative framework.
  • Literature: Global South studies, Border studies, Disability studies, Feminist theory, Queer theory, Hegemony and posthegemony, Subaltern studies, Political theory, Postcolonial theory, Affect theory, Memory studies, Visual studies.
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017 
  • Abstracts for Presentations should be limited to 250 words. 
  • Panel Proposals for a group of 3-5 presenters should be limited to a 100 word abstract from each panel member. 

Abstracts, presentations, and proposals can be delivered in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Please submit 250- word abstracts, together with a title and a short biography to the Symposium Committee at spanport-symposium@email.arizona.edu

Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the Conference venue. Recommended dimensions for posters are A0 (33.1 x 46.8 in) or A1 (23.4 x 33.1 in). 

Due to time and space constraints, only a combination of 70 presenters will be accepted. Acceptance will be confirmed by January 7 2018. 

Contemporary Spanish Theater: Stages of Utopia, Dystopia and Myopia

New Harmony International Conference – October 10-12, 2018 (New Harmony, Indiana)

The historic town of New Harmony, backdrop for two attempts at establishing permanent intentional communities in the first quater of the nineteenth century, will be the fitting site for an international conference on the utopian pursuit in contemporary Spanish theater (20th and 21st centuries). The conference seeks to attract diverse persentations rooted in the intersection of contemporary drama and common visons – social, economic, political, spiritual, or ecological – for working in unison, even if the cooperative models aspired to be community members prove to be misunderstood or destined for failure. The organizers are particularly interested in encouraging the free exploration of such varied themese as conformity, disagreement, alienation, displacemnts, migrations, revolt, totaliarnism, and many other approaches related to intentional settings.

Abstrats and proposals of no more than 250 words must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2018, for the following:

  • Individual papers of no more than 20 minutes duration
  • Panel proposals for a maximum of four participants
  • post or similar graphic presentation

Papers will be accepted in English or Spanish, but reading time may NOT exceed 20 minutes. Together with your proposal, indicate any audivisual needs (video, DVD, computer with LCD progector, etc.). Proposal (in Word) must be attacted to an email address sent to: nhspanishtheaterconf2018@gmail.com

Publication of selected proceeding of the conference is anticipated for 2019.

For more information on the conferecne visit: usi.edu/spanconf2018

Yzur, Winter 2018 Issue

Yzur, Winter 2018 Issue (Rutgers, New Jersey)

Yzur is a literary graduate journal published out of Rutgers in New Jersey. The submission deadline for the Winter 2018 issue is October 31, 2017. For more information, visit yzurlit.com or email lit.yzur@gmail.com with any questions.

Humanities Through the Ages

Humanities Education and Research Association – March 7-10, 2018 (Chicago, Illinois)

The HERA conference program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2018 conference. The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations: the history and development of the humanities, the changes in the humanities over time, the triumphs of and threats to the humanities, the importance of the humanities, the challenges to the humanities. Also included within the theme is the idea of humanities and humanities education being enriched and enlivened by commitment and dedication from all age levels, spanning the lives of individuals as well as history.

The HERA conference program committee maintains that individuals engaged in research and education in all fields of the humanities and liberal arts and sciences carry forward the humanities through the ages into the future. We call for papers that explore continuity and change, form and function, courage and fear, voices and unspoken presences from any individual fields of study. Our work and its vitality validates our common pursuit. The wide-ranging span of the Humanities provides the finest range of approaches and methodologies to explore the vast array of concepts and themes within the humanities throughout the world. HERA seeks your contributions concerning the explorations of identity, image, and voice within any aspect of the Humanities.  The 2018 HERA Conference theme is intentionally seeking disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship exploring voice and vision from the local to the global.

New this year, HERA introduces the HERA Undergraduate Research Prize, a prize of $1,000 awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). See HERA’s website for more details.

Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate/graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference submission portal on the HERA website at h-e-r-a.orgCreative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Deadline for submission is January 25, 2018.

Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu)Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.

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