CFP: [Graduate] 1st Annual Conference of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

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Kellye Hawkins
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To Whom It May Concern:

Please forward the following call for papers and conference announcement
to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you,
Kellye Hawkins

1st Annual Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Hosted by the Temple University Graduate Students of Spanish and
October 24-25, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts on any literary, cultural or linguistic topic are requested for
20-minute presentation. Abstracts of 300 words or less should be attached
in either a PDF or Word file and sent to Submissions
may be in Spanish, Portuguese or English. Please include the name and the
affiliation of the author(s) in the body of the email message. Panel
proposals may also be submitted. All abstracts for a panel should be
submitted with the panel proposal.

Specifics on the areas:
Peninsular Literature: This area represents the literature of Spain
including the literatures of Galicia, al-Andalus, Catalonia, etc.
[Periods: Medieval, Early Modern (Golden Age), 18th & 19th Centuries,
20th Century]

Hispanic-American Literature: This area represents the literature of
Spanish-Speaking Latin America including the literatures of Latinos who
write in the United Stated or other countries. [Periods: Colonial, 19th &
Early 20th Centuries, Contemporary]

Spanish Linguistics: This area represents the following linguistic fields
related to Spanish language. [Fields: Historical Linguistics,
Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Applied Linguistics]

Portuguese Studies: This area represents the literature and linguistics
of the Portuguese Speaking world. [Areas: Literatures of Portugal,
Brazil, Lusophone Asia and Lusophone Africa and Portuguese Linguistics]

Comparative Literature: This includes research about Spanish or
Portuguese language literature and its relation to literary sources,
texts, movements, etc. representative of other languages and cultures.

Contrasts (Linguistics): This includes studies about any linguistic
fields in Spanish or Portuguese language and how it contrasts to another

Underrepresented areas: We would also love to receive abstracts that
include diaspora studies, such as Afro-Caribbean literature, or
indigenous studies, such as Quechua-Spanish contrasts.

If in doubt please send your abstract and we will let you know if it fits
within the parameters that we have set for the conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2008. Faculty and recent
graduates are welcome to submit abstracts.

Organizing Committee:
Kellye Hawkins (

Pilar Maraví (
Christine Poteau (
Lorena Santos Quiñones (

Check for the conference program and
travel information to be posted later in the year or email

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