Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social

deadline for submissions: 
January 11, 2022
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14th GRAPHSY (Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium) Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University - Washington, DC
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline January 10, 2022 

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University invites you to  participate in its Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2022 (GRAPHSY). This year’s  conference welcomes proposals within the theme of Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo  social / a imaginação do social, encouraging the submission of a broad range of research in the  fields of Linguistics, and Iberian and Latin American Literatures, and Cultures.  

GRAPHSY 2022 seeks to carry on a dialogue about the diversification of the “canonical” in the  context of identity perspectives related to social categories such as gender and sexuality, age, race,  class, and nationality. The idea of diversification also alludes to formal aspects of texts/works,  

1 GRAPHSY 2022 is planned tentatively as an in-person/online event that will take place on February 18,  2022, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. We are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation  to ensure the health and safety of our panelists, attendees, and our community. We will share more  information about the symposium’s format, as necessary. We thank you for your participation in  GRAPHSY 2022.

such as the apparent opposition between fiction and non-fiction, and other creative processes  associated with concepts like assimilation, appropriation, and transculturation, among others.  These considerations will shed light on the incidence of social and creative categories in the  direction of cultural fluxes.  

In literature, we have the honor of welcoming Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros (University  of Pennsylvania) as our distinguished keynote speaker. In linguistics, a keynote panel comprised  of five expert linguists has been organized to enter into a critical dialogue about the relationship  between language and identity and how their line of research can be oriented towards, and reflect  the evolving dynamics within, communities of practice.  

The organizing committee welcomes submissions related, but not limited, to the following  topics: 

• Film, Theater and Performance ● Graphic Novel, Comics, and  Photography 

● Identity, Border Studies, and  Nationalism 

● Digital Humanities, Media, and Blogs ● Visual Studies 

● Comparative literature 

● Medieval and early modern literatures ● Transatlantic dialogues 

● Globalization, economy, mass culture ● Ecocriticism 

● Sound Studies 

● Second Language Acquisition ● Bi/Multilingualism 

● Heritage Language Education ● Syntax 

● Semantics 

● Study Abroad 

● Phonetics and Phonology ● Sociolinguistics 

● Sociophonetics 

● Language Variation 

● Language and Technology ● Cognitive Linguistics 



Please submit your abstract by filling out Abstracts may be submitted in Spanish,  Portuguese, or English with a maximum of 300 words, references not included. Presentations will be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions. The deadline for the submission of proposals is January 10, 2022. There is no cost for presenters or registered attendees. 

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