20th Annual Symposium

OSUCHiLL Linguistics | Literature

The 20th Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium

2016-2017 20th Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium

March 31 - April 1, 2017

Ana Paula Ferreira's bookAna Paula FerreiraMeet our incredible keynote speakers:

Dr. Ana Paula Ferreira holds an MA in Hispanic Literatures and a PhD in Luso-Brazilian Literatures from New York University. She is currently Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, critical race studies, feminist and gender studies, and colonial/postcolonial studies. In 2015, she co-edited New Portuguese Letters to the World – International Reception. Taking a feminist approach, this book maps the reception of Maria Isabel Barreno’s New Portuguese Letters (1972) in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, the UK, Ireland, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia.

Paul Julian Smith

Paul Julian Smith's book Spanish Visual Culture Dr. Paul Julian Smith (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) is currently Distinguished Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at CUNY- The Graduate Center. Dr. Smith has published 13 books and numerous scholarly articles on Mexican and Spanish visual culture and literature. His most recent work on television has been groundbreaking in the field of film and media studies. Dr. Smith’s latest book – Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico – will be released early this January 2017. As a hybrid scholar-film critic, Dr. Smith frequents film festivals, often writes film reviews for Sight and Sound and Film Quarterly and is an active tweeter on Twitter (@pauljuliansmith).

Call for Papers


Call for Papers flyer

Call for Papers - CFP OSU Symposium 2017 [PDF]

Please contact the co-organizers for more information: Eric Garn and Olivia Cosentino

OSU Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL)

March 31 - April 1, 2017

The organizers of The 2017 Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL) are excited to welcome Dr. Erin O’Rourke and Dr. Janice Aski as keynote speakers to the 20th Annual Congress. 

Dr. Erin O’Rourke (University of Alabama): is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Alabama. Her research interests include languages in contact, phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics. She studies Spanish intonation, speech rhythm, bilingual vowel space, and intervocalic voiced stops in Peru and Ecuador. Moreover, she also studies Spanish in contact with other varieties of Spanish and with English in the United States. For instance, her article published in 2016 (O’Rourke & Potowski, 2016) analyzes the phonetic outcomes of the contact among different varieties of Spanish in Chicago. For more information you can also check Dr. O’Rourke’s website.

Dr. Janice Aski (Ohio State University): is a Professor of Italian & Romance Linguistics at the Ohio State University. Her research interests include Italian and romance historical linguistics, focusing on the social, pragmatic, and cognitive aspects of phonological and morphological change. She also conducts research on foreign language pedagogy, in particular the topics of testing, teaching and reading at the elementary level, and how first-year Italian textbooks and grammar practice activities reflect the most current research in second language acquisition. 

Conference Dates

OSUCHiLL will be held from March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017.

Abstract submission

We welcome papers dealing with any theoretical aspect of Hispanic or Lusophone Linguistics, including but not limited to: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, semantics, and syntax. Talks will be allotted 20 minutes for 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 should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted via EasyAbstracts (EasyAbs). The deadline to submit the abstracts is the 3rd of February of 2017. The notification of acceptance will be sent no later than the 15th of February of 2017.


William Johnson
Oihane Muxika-Loitzate

Contact OSUCHiLL for questions and submissions.