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

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Georgetown University
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Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social


February 18, 2022- Hybrid Modality (Washington, DC)

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, 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 fiveexpert 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 this form:

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.


If you have any questions, please contact us at or see for further details.



Sara Ramírez (Co-Chair, Linguistics)

Natalia Chávez (Co-Chair, Literature)

Jorge Ramos (Junior Co-Chair, Linguistics)

Alexandra Mira (Junior Co-Chair, Literature)