CFP: GRAPHSY 2016, Georgetown University

“Herencia y Tradición: Looking back, Moving forward”

9th annual GRAPHSY (Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium)

Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University

Conference Dates: February 26-27, 2016

Keynote Speakers: Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania) and Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Abstracts: November 30, 2015

From the organizers:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the 9th annual Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY), welcoming proposals within the theme Herencia y Tradición: Looking back, Moving forward and encouraging research in the fields of Linguistics and Iberian and Latin American Literature/Culture. This year the conference provides a forum both for research that honors traditional frameworks of investigation and for research that breaks free from these customs to pursue a new perspective. GRAPHSY 2016’s theme will pay tribute to the academic heritage established by great minds of years past, but also examine how convention for convention’s sake can impede the progress of these fields. We also invite proposals examining how herencia and tradición play a role in the literary movements and linguistic phenomena of today, with the goal of better understanding how our past plays a role in our present. 

We welcome presentations and works in progress related to, but not limited to the following topics:

* Dialogue between the past and present
* Adaptations and revisions
* (Post)colonial (re-)readings
* Pop culture in dialogue with the canon
* Tensions in Latin American and/or Peninsular Literature
* The Transatlantic focus as a space for negotiation and change
* Post-national literatures
* Cultural representation in visual arts
* Borders, diaspora and travel writings
* The study/strengths/challenges of translation
* Narratives of social justice
* Marginal and periphery literatures
* Intermediality: Textual/Visual/Audio

* Bilingualism / Multilingualism
* Heritage languages
* Linguistic policy and practice
* Language contact and negotiation between languages and culture
* Minority languages of Latin America/the Iberian Peninsula
* Language and technology
* Historical linguistics
* Language acquisition (L1, L2, L3, etc.)
* Language attrition
* Connections between research and pedagogy
* Immersion/study abroad
* Psycholinguistics
* Cognitive linguistics
* Theoretical linguistics
* Discourse analysis

Find out more about the conference on the GRAPHSY site

Skip to toolbar