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CALL FOR PAPERS: 14th Spanish Graduate Students Conference - Arizona State University
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12/30/2010 to 1/20/2011
When: 12/30/2010
Where: Arizona State University
United States
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14th Conference Arizona State University



The graduate students of Spanish at Arizona State University (ASU) are honored to invite you to our XIV Spanish Graduate Conference. The conference themes will seek to analyze the role of Hispanic culture and the Spanish language in the United States from cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives. The impact of all things Hispanic on our country in the context of current events will also be discussed considering the growing number of Spanish speakers, readers, and its new audiences, as well as its importance in the development of a population who uses Spanish daily for communication.

Presentations may be in Spanish or in English. The maximum presentation time will be 20 minutes.

Keynote Speakers
Dra. Elena Martínez, City University of New York

Dra. Silvia Bermúdez, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dra. Carmen Silva-
Corvalán, University of Southern California
Dr. César Félix-Brasfeder
, University of Indiana


JANUARY 20, 2011

The possible themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:


*  Spanish, its presence and defense: 400 years of Spanish language in the Southwest of the U.S.
*  Subaltern poetics: trans-nationalized, hyper-culturalized, post-borderized.
*  200 years of Independence: Where is Latin America destined to go? and 100 years of Mexican Revolution: After the leaders, what?.
*  Drug related violence: the context of Mexico looking to the United States in the drug war.
*  (Un)territories, Latin America here and there: migrant movements, linguistic borders, and recognition of Hispanic identity.
*  Experimenting with the cannon: the Nobel Prize and new Hispanic-American literary agendas facing the right-wing, the left-wing, and in the 
   re-writings of the democratic ideal.
*  Theoretical approximations of Hispanic-American literature: post-isms, meta-isms, "pre-pre-post-post-” isms. 
Aesthetic, semiotic,
   structural, and post-structural configurations.
*  All genres: the novel, drama, short story, memoir, journalism, poetry, fusion of styles or still a style?.
*  Literature and space: urban discourse: Graffiti on city borders.
*  21st century literature on the margin: Caribbean and indigenous literature.
*  The short film, the film, and the documentary: anti-establishment images and differences in Hispanic-American culture.  Music and popular
   culture: configurations of cannon voices.  Re-writings of official cultures.
*  Latin America, Latinamerican-isms, Latin America (isms): borders inside and outside of theory; topos, utopos, and post-topos.
*  Chicano literature: colonialism in Chicano culture, Chicanos, and native cultures of the Southwest, the 1960s Chicano movement, Aztlán,
   novel, poetry, short story, third space: Chicano literature face-to-face with Latin America.
*  Narrations and re-narrations of contemporary post-colonial subjects. Travel journals, memoirs, epistols, biographies, and autobiographies.  *  Writing and post-writings from the colonies to the XXI century.
*  The discovery of the "us”: new periphrasis from "inside” in the post-colonial stories and the writing of differences.
*  Immigration and transborder movements in the literature of Latin America towards the U.S. and Europe
*  From historians to vanguards in the Spanish language.
*  Women writings and gender studies in the Latin America.


*  Bilingualism.

*  Acquisition of second and third languages.

*  Applied Linguistics.

*  Sociolinguistics.

*  Code switching.

*  Language contact.

*  Pragmatics.

*  Dialectology.

Participants should send their abstracts to  Title the subject heading of your email, "Literature Abstract” or "Linguistics Abstract”.  Each abstract should have a maximum of 250 words in English or in Spanish.  Together with the abstract, please include the following information: title of the presentation, name of author, email address and postal address, telephone, and a brief curriculum vitae. The deadline to confirm attendance is February 4, 2011 via email (or via postal mail if necessary).

The conference registration fee is $35 prior to the event and $45 on the day of the conference.  Conference attendees who are not presenting do not need to pay.

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