33rd Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

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March 22 - 23, 2024

The graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona welcome abstract submissions and panel proposals to the 33rd Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language, and Culture.

Potential areas of interest and topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Child Language
  • L2/L3 Acquisition
  • Heritage Language Teaching
  • Bilingualism
  • Language Program Administration
  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Morphology
  • Phonology/Phonetics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Posthuman Studies
  • Global South Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Hegemony and Posthegemony Theories
  • Subaltern Studies
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Memory Studies
  • Visual Culture Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Comics Studies
  • Film Studies

Presentations and Projects-in-progress should be limited to 300 words. Panel Proposals should include groups of 3-5 presenters and proposals should be limited to a 100-word abstract from each panel member. Abstracts can be delivered in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Inquiries and submissions should be forwarded to the Symposium Committee at spanport-symposium@arizona.edu.

In the body of the email, please specify your name, phone number, e-mail, and academic affiliation, the title of your work, presentation format (presentation, projects-in-progress, or panel)*, and if you will require audiovisual equipment.

*Presentations will be delivered in 15 minutes (Linguistics) and 20 minutes (Literature and Cultural Studies). Projects-in-progress presentations will be shorter and are a format for presenters with research in a preliminary stage.


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