GAMES, SINS & MAFIA

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Organization of Vistas of Hispanic Studies
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The world has started to change drastically and everything seems to be a ganie of chance, as higher powers and accountability are amok. The more changes occur, the more everything seems to be going in a circle. The games, sins and powers, like the Mafia, have and continue to shape societies. This is a time when we are faced with looking to the past for potential answers and at unlikely sources for guidance. The goal for this conference is to examine these three tenets and create a conversation about Latin American and Iberian literature from all centuries and genres where either one or all have shaped people, places and beliefs. Ultimately, what was the result and what answers and guidance can be found? We invite papers confronting this question through the following possible topics:

  • Human psyche

  • Institutions of power

  • Vices & Virtues

  • Conventions & Transgressions

  • Failed leadership and/or states

  • Modes of communication

  • Transformations

Keynote Speaker: Miguel Lopez PhD, University of New Mexico

Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words for individual presentation or panel proposals that must include a brief description of each presentation to OVHSatUNLV@gmail.com

We welcome papers in English or Spanish. The Deadline for submission is February 15th. Submission decisions will be sent no later than February 28th.

Organization of Vistas of Hispanic Studies.The 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, March 16th 2019.

Hosted by the Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas