UPDATE: Rethinking Identity: Perspectives on Identity in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (3/1/06; 5/12/06-5/13/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Requena

  Deadline Extended: Submit Abstracts by March 1, 2006.
  8th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Lusophone
  Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
  May 12-13, 2006
  Rethinking Identity: Perspectives on Identity in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures.
  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 these topics in any area of humanities and social sciences, including Literature, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Film Studies, History, Sociology and the Fine and Performing Arts.
  Abstract Information: Please submit a 250 word abstract postmarked by March 1, 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 encouraged.
  Submission: Abstracts may be sent to the graduate student conference selection committee via e-mail at: ucsbconference2006_at_yahoo.com or via post-mail: Attention: Ana Requena (Grad Student Conference) / University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Spanish and Portuguese / Phelps Hall / 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: http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/lhlcconference/
  We look forward to your participation!

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