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8th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Hispanic and Lusophone
Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Spanish and
May 12-13, 2006.
Rethinking Identity: Perspectives on Identity in Hispanic and Lusophone
The concept of identity is constituted at various levels, from that of the
individual to that of an entire culture or religion, and integrates
different personal and social issues, such as sexuality, nationality and
language. Many variables affect identity in its different aspects, causing
identity to become a focus in literature, as well as other fields of study.
In his/her pursuance of identity, the individual aims to affirm
himself/herself in a transitioning and inapprehensible world, at times
rebelling, and by doing so defining for himself a fragmented existence. How
is identity defined, be it at the individual level, at the national or
cultural level, or at a sexual level? Why do we question and redefine
identity? How does identity in language, literature and culture break down
boundaries, in the various aspects of human existence, by producing the
rebellion which allows and indeed defines the being in the world?
The 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Hispanic and Lusophone
Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics will be hosted by the Graduate
Student Organization of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the
University of California at Santa Barbara. This conference is organized by
graduate students in order to give other graduate students an opportunity to
share their current work.
We invite and encourage all submissions relating to the topic in any area of
humanities and social sciences, including Literature, Linguistics, Cultural
Studies, Gender Studies, Film Studies, History, Sociology and the Fine and
Abstract Information: Please submit a 250 word abstract postmarked by
February 15, 2006. Abstracts may be sent via post or e-mail. The abstract
itself should consist of only the title of the paper and abstract with no
personal information. On a separate page please include the following: title
of your presentation, name, e-mail address, institution address, office and
home phone numbers. Submissions of panels (not to exceed three papers) are
Submission: Abstracts may be sent to the graduate student conference
selection committee via e-mail at: ucsbconference2006_at_yahoo.com or via
Attention: Ana Requena (Grad Student Conference)
University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-4150.
Paper Format: Please keep in mind that papers should not exceed a reading
period of twenty minutes (8 pages) in order to allow sufficient time for
discussion. The papers may be in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.
Registration: Registration fees and other information will be posted on the
Department website at a further date:
We look forward to your participation!
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