Association of British and Irish Lusitanists (ABIL) 2023 Conference

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Carlos Garrido Castellano-University College Cork

X ABIL Conference
7th-8th of September 2023: University College Cork (Ireland)
Call For Papers

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork is honoured to host the 2023 edition of the ABIL [Association of British and Irish Lusitanists] Conference ( We are happy to announce that the conference will be taking place on a face-to-face basis. The event will include three keynote lectures, seminar sessions and the 2023 ABIL meeting. More information about ABIL can be found here:

UCC is pioneer in Ireland in the promotion of teaching and research initiatives related to Portuguese. In 2020, we launched a new BA Programme on Portuguese Studies. This initiative aims at expanding and decentring knowledge production about Portuguese at a global level. Find out more about our BA Programme here.

Participation in the conference is welcome in the form of individual papers (20 minutes) and panel proposals. The deadline for submissions is the 30th of June 2022. Proposals can be related to any areas of knowledge within Portuguese Studies, including, but not limited to, the following:

-Queering the canon and the Portuguese-speaking world
-Neoliberalism and the novel in Portuguese
-Interspecies entanglements and Anthropocenic survival
-Energy colonialism, extractive reason and cultural production in Portuguese
-The legacies of colonisation
-Portuguese-speaking “creative cities”
-History, Memory and the Portuguese-Speaking World
-Critical race studies and the Portuguese-Speaking world
-Cultural Studies and the Portuguese-Speaking World
-Situating World-Literature in Portuguese
-Transnational indigenous epistemologies
-Modernisms in Portuguese
-Narratives and performances of self-investment. Defining the “creative” subject in the Portuguese-speaking world

Abstracts (between 100 and 200 words) should include keywords and a short bio.
Panel Proposals should include a brief overview of the session's topic as well as individual abstracts and short bios.
Please email your proposal to this email address:
For any queries related to the 2023 ABIL Conference, please contact Dr. Carlos Garrido (

Please note that only fully paid-up members of ABIL may present at ABIL conferences. If you are not a member but want to become one, or for any other membership-related queries, please email Dr Maria Tavares (

For more details about registration and conference fees, please visit Postgraduate and early career members are, as always, most welcome, as well as more established and retired academics. Postgraduate researchers will benefit from a reduced conference fee.