CFP: Writing and Filming the City (12/1/07; 3/6/08-3/8/08)

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Call for Papers
"Writing and Filming the City"

Sixth Biennial Florida International University
Conference on Spanish and Spanish-American Cultural

March 6-8, 2008

We welcome proposals for papers and panels about the
role played by the city in Peninsular and
Spanish-American literatures and film, although the
conference is open to other literary and cultural
topics as well. The deadline for submission is
December 1st. Suggested topic headings or panel
requests include but are not limited to:

>From Tenochtitlan to Macondo: The City in Spanish
American Literature
The Staging of American Cities in Golden Age Theater
The Utopian City and the Renaissance
The Baroque City
Reading and Writing the City in Peninsular Literature
Modernization and the City in 19th Century Hispanic
Vice, Decadence and the Demimonde in Turn of the
Century Spanish-America
New Approaches to/from La ciudad letrada
Staging the Metropolis: Theater, Politics and the
Cities and Hispanic Poetry
Convents, Brothels, Prisons, and Other Heterotopias
City and Borderland: Urban Imaginaries in Chicano
Jewish Buenos Aires
City of Prodigies: Barcelona Literature and Film
Madrid, La Movida and the Sublimation of Marginality
Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Cubans in the Big Apple

Imagining Havana(s)
Miami in Latino Literature
Outside City Boundaries: Hispanic Fictions of Suburbia
and Ghettos
Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory
The City and Collective Memory
Urban Space and National Identity
Immigration and the City in the Age of Globalization
City as a Character

Papers may be written in "Spanish or English". Length
should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages (reading
time: 20 minutes). Registration fee is $120. If you
are interested in presenting a paper or in organizing
a session, please E-mail a one-page abstract (250
words) accompanied by a title page with the author's
name, address and phone no later than December 1st to:

Professor Joan Torres-Pou
Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
University Park, DM 499, Miami, FL 33186
Fax (305) 348-2130, Phone (305) 3438-6223
Web :

A revised version of selected papers on the conference
main topic will be considered for publication in a
collective volume.

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