Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics SAMLA (11/4-6)

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SAMLA 2011 Luso-Brazilian Studies
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Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics

The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:

poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.

Accepted papers will be grouped into sessions of three to four participants according to period and subject matter. Proposals that deal with the convention topic of poetry and forms of lyrical representation are encouraged, but not required. Graduate student submissions are more than welcome.

By May 30, 2011, please send an abstract of 200 to 300 words, including your name, contact information and institutional affiliation to Alani Hicks-Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley, at ahicksba@berkeley.edu.