Constructing Spaces in Literature, Linguistics and Culture - May 6-7th, 2011

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13th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara


Space as a multidimensional concept has been constructed by humans through languages, arts, politics, and history. Our realities are a result of our interpretation of the space of which we are part. Such spaces are cultural, emotional, and sacred in nature, among others. It also creates limits and boundaries that need to be challenged.
Our intention in this conference is to question and explore such limits and boundaries established by languages, literary works, and cultural movements with an interdisciplinary approach.

Submission Policy:
Individual presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Abstracts and panel proposals must be at most 250 words. The body of the e-mail should contain the following information: title of the paper/panel proposal, area of specialization, name, e-mail, and affiliation of the author(s). The subject of the email should be "Abstract UCSB 2011."

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 1st, 2011

Conference Fee for accepted presenters is $25 for Graduate students. Early registration fee is $20 if paid by April 30th.

Please submit the abstract/proposals to:

Publishing Opportunity – Our graduate online student journal Tinta will publish selected papers presented in this conference in our Fall 2011 issue under Conference Proceedings. Papers should be between 12 and 16 pages (including cited-work), double space, 12-point font Times New Roman, and should follow MLA standards. The deadline to submit papers for the publication is May 7, 2011.

This conference is organized by the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to give other graduate students an opportunity to share their current work and areas of research. We invite and encourage all submissions from interdisciplinary perspectives written in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, or English.