Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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NeMLA 2015


From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.


This roundtable aims to be a meeting space for Lusophone and Hispanic researchers that dedicate their proposals to the analysis of the presence of art in literature by Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, and Latin-American authors from medieval times to the 21st century. Those interested may submit an abstract of 400 words (max.), along with their academic affiliation to Dolores Juan-Moreno or Susana Antunes at

Proposals will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and English.