CALL FOR PAPERS
28th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture
Periphery at the Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.