UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

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Blanca Tovias

UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

VII International Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin
American Studies of Australasia (AILASA

Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History
27-29 September 2006
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote in 2005
reminds us of the enduring importance of language, not merely as a
tool for communication, but as the means to define culture, identity
and nation. In the early 21st century, a period of hyper-technology,
post-nationalism, and the domination of transnational media, culture
and economy have become fused, as it were, and capitalist
globalisation tends towards the mercantilisation and privatisation of
all aspects of human experience. Under these conditions, how do we
talk about language, culture and history in the Lusophone and
Hispanophone worlds?


Papers and proposals for sessions or panels are invited. Abstracts of
200 words due 30 June 2006.

While the conference invites proposals linked to these questions,
contributions on any theme concerning the Hispanophone and Lusophone
worlds are invited from academics, students, activists, artists,
NGOs, and government agencies.

Full papers for publication in Conference Proceedings CD Rom due 30 June 2006.

Papers will also be published in a special issue of Portal (UTS
online refereed journal). Submissions clearly marked "AILASA Issue"
to be lodged electronically by 30 June 2006 to:


Paul Allatson, <Paul.Allatson-at-uts.edu.au>; or Wayne Peake,
Editors, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies.

Conference Convener:

Dr Jeff Browitt (Latin American Studies, University of Technology, Sydney)


For more details see: ailasa2006_at_yahoo.com.au

Dr. Jeff Browitt
Head, Latin American Studies
Institute for International Studies
University of Technology, Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Sydney, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9514 9813

Fax +61 2 9514.1578

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