29th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

"Language as Interpellation"

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The University of Arizona

February 22-23, 2019

ENR2 Building

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 focusing on research in Latin American and Peninsular Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 
  • Linguistics: applied linguistics, heritage / second language pedagogy, language program administration, L2 / Ln acquisition, phonology / phonetics, morphology, sociolinguistics, syntax, psycholinguistics, and 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.


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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Idoia Elola (Texas Tech University)
Dr. Ileana Rodríguez (Ohio State University)

Idoia Elola is Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses primarily on second language writing, such as collaborative and individual writing using social tools, digital literacies, the use of multimodal texts, the Spanish foreign language and Spanish heritage language learners’ writing processes and practices, as well as feedback and revision in a second language. Her work has been published nationally and internationally in journals and edited books.  
Ileana Rodríguez is Humanities Distinguished Professor of Spanish at Ohio State University. Her areas of research include post-colonial theory, feminist and subaltern studies, with a focus on cultural production from Central America and the Caribbean. She is the author of several books, including: Gender Violence in Failed and Democratic States (Pallbrave, 2016), Liberlism at its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text (U of Pittsburgh P., 2009), and Women Guerrillas, and Love: Understanding War in Central America  (U of Minnesota P, 1996) . 


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