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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 26th Edition of the Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium (OSUHALSS)


March 24th - 25th, 2023



The Graduate Students in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at The Ohio State University invite graduate students, professors, and interested researchers to participate in the 26th edition of the Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium, which will have a hybrid format. To contribute to the conversation, we invite interested scholars to reflect and engage in a dialogue about any aspect of literatures and cultures in the Luso-Hispanic world. We encourage submissions in the following areas. Other related topics are welcome:

•Afro-Latin American Literatures and Cultures
•Body Studies
•Comparative Studies
•Colonial Studies
•Cultural Heritage
•Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies
•Film Studies
•Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
•Iberian Studies
•Identity and Border Studies
•Latin American and Latinx Studies
•Literature and Comparative Literature
•Migration and Diaspora Studies
•Performance and Theatre Studies
•Race and Ethnic Studies
•Translation Studies
•Visual Arts

We welcome proposals for traditional papers, as well as other formats, including performance, creative writing, and video essay, among others.

We accept proposals written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The abstract should be a maximum of 500 words in the language of the presentation. When you submit your proposal, you will provide the following information: format of your presentation (online or in-person), title, presenter(s) name(s), e-mail address, and academic affiliation. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. There will be 10 minutes for questions.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Aarón Rodríguez Serrano
Dr. Victoria Saramago
Dr. Sergio Villalobos  

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted via EasyAbstracts at: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/osuhalss2022

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 31st, 2022
Notification of acceptance: No later than February 20, 2022

All inquiries should be sent to: vimosvimos.1@osu.edu

We look forward to your proposals and to this opportunity to share our research in an open and welcoming space.

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