Annual Symposium


The 18th Annual Hispanic & Lusophone Studies Symposium

GLOBALIZING DISCOURSES IN LUSO-HISPANIC CONTEXTS

April 10 - 11, 2015

Ancient Map of the World

General Info

The aim of the symposium is to unite various vantage points from which to view the role of globalization in the intersection of Luso-Hispanic cultures with the rest of the world in order to promote a critical, cross-disciplinary network of scholarship. How has technology shaped the power of discourse? How can we see the multidirectional flow of knowledge and culture through the process of globalization? Where and why are these exchanges asymmetrical? What types of patterns, anomalies or problems emerge within these contact zones? Which contemporary theoretical approaches could benefit from studying globalizing discourses that span the Luso-Hispanic speaking world? These are only a few possible questions to consider as participants prepare submissions for this symposium. As a reflection of this topic, papers that venture beyond the traditional dichotomy of Latin American/Peninsular or Hispanic/Luso-Brazilian studies are welcome and encouraged, as well as submissions from disciplines other than Luso-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.

Call for Papers- Deadline January 15, 2015

Abstracts written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese should be anonymous and no more than 500 words in length. Abstracts should be submitted as a .doc or .pdf file. Please do not put your name or any other identifying information on the abstract itself.
 
We invite proposals from all disciplines; such as literary, transatlantic, cultural, media, comparative, migration, Latino, women, and African studies, art history, and anthropology—to name but a few. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Visions of masculinity/patriarchy 
  2. Feminism and feminists 
  3. LGBT activism 
  4. Alternative sexuality 
  5. Race and gender 
  6. Gender and nation 
  7. Race and nation 
  8. What lies beyond race and gender? 
Please submit abstracts/proposals by email by February 28, 2015. 
Presentations may be made in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Please join in this conversation and celebration of Iberian and Latin American culture from a variety of time periods. Abstracts and panel proposals must be at most 250 words. They may be submitted as Word, PS, Rich Text, or PDF attachments. Submissions are anonymous. The body of the e-mail should contain the following information: title of the paper/panel proposal, area of specialization, name, postal address, e-mail, and affiliation of the author(s) (hard copy submissions should include the information above on a separate sheet). The subject of the email should include the terms “Literatures and Cultures.”
 
The conference fee for accepted presenters is $35 for graduate students and $50 for faculty. The early registration fee is $30 for graduate students and $45 for faculty, if submitted by March 15th, 2015.
 

Organizers

For any questions or concerns, please contact the symposium organizers:


OSU Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL)

Keynote Speaker: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Pennsylvania State University

April 10-11, 2015

General Info

OSUCHiLL is one of the premier conferences on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics United States. The conference, organized entirely by graduate students, aims to bring together a wide variety of scholars working within many distinct disciplines and subdisciplines and on many different aspects of language. 

Call for Papers: Deadline January 15, 2015

We welcome papers dealing with any theoretical aspect of Hispanic or Lusophone Linguistics including, but not limited to, sociolingusitics, pragmatics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, psycholinguistics, semantics, and syntax. Talks will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion, and may be given in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. We also welcome papers that discuss creoles or indigenous languages of Hispanic and Lusophone countries.
 
Abstracts written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese should be anonymous and no more than 500 words in length. Abstracts should be submitted as a .doc or .pdf file. Please do not put your name or any other identifying information on the abstract itself.
 

Organizers

for any questions or concerns, please contact the conference organizers:

 
 
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