International conference "Venus a través del espñol: erotismo y creación en el mundo hispánico (literatura, cine, cómic y artes plásticas)"

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
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The international conference “Venus a través del espejo: erotismo y creación en el mundo hispánico (literatura, cine, cómic y artes plásticas)” will take place at the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) on May 8, 9 (on-site sessions), 10 & 11 (online asynchronous sessions), 2019, in order to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the presence of eroticism in the literary works, films, graphic novels and the arts of the Hispanic World. The aim is to share and learn about new theories and methodologies to approach the problems presented by the expression of eroticism. The semi-online nature of the conference offers and ideal context for a global exchange of research without limits imposed by distance or time differences. This conference is part of the activities developed by the research project “Ovidio versus Petrarca: nuevos textos de la poesía erótica española del Siglo de Oro (plataforma y edición)” (ref. FFI2015-68229-P).    


We invite scholars to present proposals that touch on one of the following topics:


1. Eroticism and censorship. Problems with circulation.

-Revindication of erotic works.

-Edition and textual transmission of erotic works.

2. Themes and motifs related to eroticism.

3. Old and new readings of Hispanic eroticism.

-Evolution of the woman’s image.

-Eroticism and LGTB+ literature.

-Eroticism and power.


Paper proposals up to 200 words, the desired way to present (on site or online), a brief biographical note, and contact information should be sent by 15 February, 2019 to: (Patricia Marín Cepeda) for proposals on Hispanic literature; (María Martínez Deyros) for proposals on film, graphic novels, and the arts.


All proposals will go through a peer-review process. Accepted proposals will be notified by February 25. Participants must register for the conference by March 15. The videos for the online sessions will be submitted between March 15 and April 15.



Registration fee – 75 euros (reduced fee of 50€ for students and members of the Universidad de Valladolid).


Publication: selected presentations will be published in one or several monographic issues of peer-reviewed journals that are indexed and of international standing. Besides this, the abstracts of all the proposals accepted, together with the presentations that are not selected for publication in the journals, will be published as part of a digital volume (open access and with ISBN) in a prestigious series.


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