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CFP: Céfiro XV Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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XV Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: April 17-19, 2014 "Inconvenient literatures: between memory and oblivion"

3/14/2014
When: 3/14/2014
Where: Lubbock, Texas 
United States
Presenter: Texas Tech University

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XV Annual Conference on Latin American
and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:
April 17-19, 2014

"Inconvenient literatures: between memory and oblivion"



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Key Note Speakers:
Alda Blanco (San Diego State University)
Professor of Spanish

Elpidia García
Writer

Laura Martins (Louisiana State University)
Associate Professor of Spanish



Céfiro welcomes submissions that explore the manifestations and impact that memory and oblivion have on literature, language, and culture. All theoretical and critical approaches are welcome. Comparative perspectives 
(particularly within the Ibero-American cultures, yet not excluding others) are encouraged.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

        • Censorship
        • Historical literatures
        • Democracy and dictatorship
        • Repression and corruption        
        • Imperial consciousness
        • Censorship and literary oblivion
        • "Forgotten” authors
        • State/government controlled literatures
        • Re-writing the canon/ maintaining the canon
        • Artistic freedom in literature/film/theatre/internet/TV, etc.
        • Political importance of subversive texts and literatures
        • Peripheries
        • Forbidden books/stories/genres
        • Literature as counter-power
        • Literature as national consciousness/conscience
        • Polemic writing

Paper and panel proposals will be considered on any related theme in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Panel proposals should not exceed three papers and should be organized around a specific topic, author, theory or 
work. Two hundred and fifty (250) word abstracts along with a two-page curriculum vitae should be submitted electronically by Friday, March 14, 2014. Please send the following information along with your abstract (in a 
Microsoft Word document). Do not include any personal information on the abstract. Instead, on a separate page please include the following: title of presentation, name of participant, affiliation and email.

Reading time of final papers is limited to 20 minutes (roughly 9 double spaced pages). No papers will be read in absentia. Complete electronic submissions of papers between 10-20 pages will be considered for 
publication in Céfiro, the academic journal of our graduate student organization. We accept papers by way of snail mail or e-mail, though email is the preferred method. In subject line of e-mail please write "Céfiro 
Conference submission,” and please send the e-mail to cefiro@ttu.edu

CÉFIRO

Texas Tech University

Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures

P.O. Box 42071

Lubbock, TX 79409-2071

Attn: John E. Baron, Yesenia Blanco, and Omar Corral

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