Lusophone Women Writers & Directors

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

The 49th NeMLA Annual ConventionApril 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA"Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"


This panel seeks to explore how Lusophone women writers and directors (from Brazil, Portugal, Timor-Leste, Macau, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe) have depicted a variety of social and political issues in the 20th and 21st centuries. In many of these societies, patriarchal gender roles persist to this day; therefore, the creative expressions and contributions of women can easily be overlooked. Yet, these women have played crucial roles in the development of the Lusophone world from Colonial times to the present. This panel will address literary and filmic representations of the historical involvement of women in social moments, how women have spoken out against and resisted gender oppression, and the differences between male and female portrayals of women in Lusophone nations. Some possible topics to address include but are not limited to: Colonial conflicts, transitions to democracy, rural life, urban development, migration, gender identity, oppression, and resistance. Submissions will be accepted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Please submit proposals by September 30, 2017 using the following link: