Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015
contact email: 
Djuanmoreno@spanport.umass.edu

Abstract:

From the well know Horatian statement ‘Ut pictura poesis’ until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.

Description:

This roundtable aims to be a meeting space for Lusophone and Hispanic researchers that dedicate their proposals to the analysis of the presence of art in literature by Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, and Latin-American authors from medieval times to the 21st century. Those interested may submit an abstract of 400 words (max.), along with their academic affiliation to Dolores Juan-Moreno or Susana Antunes at https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

Proposals will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and English.

cfp categories: 
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
theatre
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond