27th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

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 27th 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. Experience Tucson! 
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: Language Variation in Contact Zones, including Spanish in the U.S; Multi/Bilingualism including Spanish and/or Portuguese Phonetics, Phonology and Syntax; L2, L3, Ln Acquisition in Spanish and Portuguese or from Spanish and Luso-Brazilian speakers; Language Policy; Language and Identity; Heritage Languages, in the US and/or L2 Pedagogies

Literature: Digital Humanities; Counter-Discourses and Social Movements; Gender, Sexuality and Representation; Identity Politics; Border Securitization; Wide Border Topics including Languages, and Cultures; Dis/Ability or Dis/Able-Bodiedness; Film; Memory; Culture Studies; African Diaspora in Latin America; Multiculturalism 

Professional Development Workshop 

  • How to get published: Professional Experiences and Recommendations

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2017 

— Abstracts for Presentations or Posters 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, proposals, and posters and can be delivered in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Inquires and submissions should be forwarded to the Symposium Committee at spanport-symposium@email.arizona.edu

In the body of the email, please specify: your name, phone number, e-mail and academic affiliation; the title of your work; whether you would like to be considered for a presentation, poster, or panel; and if you will require audiovisual equipment. 

Reading time of final papers is limited to 20 minutes, about 6-8 double-spaced pages. Works will not be presented in absentia. 

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, 2017. 

Registration Fee: welcoming ceremony, refreshments and the Professional Development Workshop . On-Site Registration Fee: $20 Cash 


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