30th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

"Modes of Production and the Academy"

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The University of Arizona

February 28-29, 2020


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona cordially invites abstract submissions and panel proposals to the 30th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture.

This symposium will center on the relationships that the university has with cultural producers outside of the academy and vice versa. These vital relationships undergird and support critical analysis; they help develop a robust archive of research, pedagogy, and activism; most importantly, the many relationships between academicians and artists, authors, composers, musicians, researchers, teachers, policymakers, and activists contribute to the innovation and renovation of the humanities.

The Symposium Committee will consider abstracts for research in Latin American and Peninsular Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics. Potential areas of interest and topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Linguistics: applied linguistics, L2/L3 acquisition, language program administration, morphology, phonology/phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, syntax, and any other area of Hispanic linguistics within any theoretical or quantitative framework.
  • Literature: Global South studies, border studies, critical race theory, disability studies, feminist theory, queer theory, hegemony and posthegemony theories, subaltern studies, performance studies, political theory, postcolonial theory, affect theory, memory studies, visual studies.

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 panel proposals 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 or panel; and if you will require audiovisual equipment.

We are proud to announce the participation of the following plenary speakers:

  • Naomi Shin
    University of New Mexico
    Child language acquisition, bilingualism, and language contact
  • Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez
    University of New Mexico
    Creative writing, Mexican American cultural studies and literature, U.S. Latino literature and culture, Border studies, and 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cultural studies.

Call Deadline: December 20, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: No later than Jan 7, 2020

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