CfP: Discursos de poder: Planting, Perpetuating, and Protesting Power in Literature and Linguistics

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2017
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Discursos de poder:

 Planting, Perpetuating, and Protesting Power in Literature and Linguistics

Graduate Student Conference 2017

UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese

April 14, 2017


Keynote Speakers:

Cristina Rivera Garza, UCSD

Brenno Kenji Kaneyasu, USC




2016 was a year of tumultuous politics all over the world, but as scholars we know that these situations were not created overnight. Understanding how these structures have come to be and how they can be challenged is crucial not only to fully comprehending our fields, but also to placing our fields in a larger global landscape. The objective of this year’s conference is to explore these power relations as they are planted, perpetuated, and protested through Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics.


Suggested Topics:

-dictatorship literature/film

-liberation literature

-theater of the oppressed

-the voice of marginalized communities/the voice of the subaltern

-linguistic and cultural othering

-the linguistics of power

-expressions of power through linguistics and culture

-Foucauldian discourse analysis

-Latourian analysis

-being silenced and choosing silence

-imperialism and anti-imperialism



Submission Policy: Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes, or about 8 pages. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be sent in an email entitled “UCLASP Abstract FIRST NAME LAST NAME.” Please be sure to include your name, email, and affiliation in the abstract.


Please submit abstracts to Chelsey Smith by JANUARY 30 at: