CFP: Constructed Identities Iberian and Luso-Hispanic Lit (2/15/07; 2/8/08-2/9/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Jorge Abril Sanchez

(De/Re)Constructed Identities in Iberian and Luso-Hispanic Literatures
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
DATES OF THE CONFERENCE: 02/08/2008-02/09/2008

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of
Chicago welcomes abstracts for its forthcoming conference that will take
place on February 8-9, 2008. The conference focuses on the
(de/re)construction of identities in the literature produced in Spain,
Portugal and Latin America (including Brazil) from the Middle Ages to the
21st century. Its aim is to cover a wide variety of topics including
transatlantic studies and modern theoretical perspectives.

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Interested scholars,
faculty and graduate students may submit a one-page abstract (250-300 words)
together with a cover letter including name, academic affiliation, title of
the presentation, and email address. Abstracts may be submitted individually
or as a panel. They could tentatively deal with any of the following topics:

• Syncretism and palimpsest.
• The creation of the Other.
• (Proto)Nationalism/Imperialism.
• Alienation and exile.
• Queer and gender studies.
• Film and literature.
• Antropofagia
• Race and slavery.
• Technology and identity.
• Comedy, parody and satire.
• Traumas and illnesses.
• Disguises and costumes.
• Traveling bodies.
• Intertextuality.

This list is meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive; we welcome
papers and panel proposals on other topics related to the conference from
all theoretical perspectives. Interdisciplinary approaches are also
encouraged. Both papers and abstracts can be submitted in Spanish or English
and should be sent directly to no later

FEBRUARY 15, 2007

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