(Deadline extended) Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Call for Papers
Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)
New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020
We are pleased to announce the FIRST ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University. We invite proposals from graduate students, professors, and independent scholars concerning liminal spaces in literature and other forms of cultural production, intersections of race, class, and gender, analyses of mobilizations and transgressions of borders, environmental and political crises, and social movements.
This year’s conference theme is liminality due to the political, socioeconomic, and ecological crises of our present. The problems of liminality intersect and organize spaces and our understandings of others and ourselves, of humans and nonhumans. As we reach a global tipping point, engaged reflection on the epistemological and political ramifications of our current circumstances—and the conditions which have produced them—are critically and ethically necessary. We will consider a variety of topics including, but not limited to, scholarship in the following areas in literature, cultural studies, and/or linguistics:
Border and Migration Studies
Critical Disability Studies
Critical Race Theories
Feminist and Gender Theories
Heritage Language Education
Rhetoric and Stylistics
Second Language Acquisition
YA and Children’s Literature
Using the Google Form below, please submit abstracts of no longer than 250 words by February 3, 2020.
We encourage presentations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. However, please submit your abstract in English or Spanish.
For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is free and is open to the public.