OSU Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium


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OSUHALLS is an annual symposium on Hispanic and Lusophone Literary and Cultural Studies. The conference, organized entirely by graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, aims to bring together a wide variety of scholars working within distinct disciplines and many different aspects of literature and cultures in the Luso-Hispanic speaking world.

The 24th Edition of the Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium (OSUHALSS): "Raça y Afecto in Luso-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures"


March 12th - 13th, 2021



Scholars in literary and cultural studies have long been emphasizing the sociopolitical processes and discourses of racialization that create human differences in our social world. What is less often examined is the role of affects in these processes and intercultural dynamics. On the occasion of the Symposium, we invite interested scholars to reflect and engage in a dialogue about the intersection between race and affect, in their various conceptualizations, within the literature and cultures of the Luso-Hispanic world. 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Acauam Silvério de Oliveira – Universidade de Pernambuco

Carol Rodrigues – Independent Filmmaker

Dr. Ana Peluffo – US Davis

Full Schedule:


More Information:

Contact Alfonso Roca, Henrique Yagui Takahashi, and Vitor Vilaverde at spposymposium@osu.edu

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