International Symposium of Hispanic Literature and Writers' Round Tables

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California State University Dominguez Hills
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California State University Dominguez Hills and

To be presented at the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature

California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 6th, 7th and 8th it will host the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of the prestigious Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who will also deliver the Keynote address. Join us to celebrate International Women's Day! We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a proposal to be presented at the symposium.

*Suggested topic: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska or any other female Hispanic writer, although any paper on Hispanic Literature is welcome.

* Please note that papers to be presented should last only 15 minutes (about 7 double spaced pages). When you reach 14 minutes, your moderator will ask you to skip to your conclusions.

*Papers may be presented in English or Spanish, but can't be read in absentia.

*Due to the great number of proposals and our desire to form homogeneous panels, every presenter is expected to be available to present at any time and any day of the symposium. Any time preferences must be expressed at the time of the electronic submission. We can't guarantee that we will able to grant any petitions, but we will certainly try.

*The registration cost is a $70. In order for your proposal to be considered, we must receive your payment first. Please, mail your check to:
Modern Languages Department, CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria St,
Carson, CA 90747
Please, address the check to Modern Languages Department, CSUDH. We will not deposit your check until your proposal is accepted. If your proposal is not accepted, your check will not be cashed. If your proposal is accepted and you can't attend the symposium, we won't be able to refund your registration. Presenters travelling from a foreign country may pay by money order before submitting their proposal.

*At this symposium we will also organize Writers' Round Tables for Hispanic Writers in the US or from any other country. The writers who wish to promote their work will be able to read their works and explain their writing style to the public. The authors participating will also be allowed to sell their own books at the event. The participation fee for the writers is: $40 for a 10 minutes slot or $60 for 15 minutes.

*Selected papers, which would need to be expanded after the symposium to 15-25 pages, will be considered for publication in the literary journal Alba de América. The cost of publication is $50. The authors will receive a volume containing all the published essays. For all questions regarding publications, please contact Dr. Juana Arancibia at

*Spaces are limited. Please, submit your title and 100-word abstracts electronically and as soon as possible (Deadline: January 20th, 2013) to:

Benito Gómez Madrid, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747