Hispania Call for Abstracts
Visionary Essays: The Future of Spanish and Portuguese
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We are pleased to announce that the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of
Spanish and Portuguese approved the publication of a special issue of Hispania to celebrate the
centennial of the Association’s founding (1917).
The Call for Abstracts for the special issue of Hispania has a deadline of January 15, 2015. The
Editors of the centenary issue of the journal will exercise editorial discretion in selecting the most
innovative and outstanding proposals for this special issue. Guest Editor, Frank Nuessel, University of
Louisville, and Hispania Editor Sheri Spaine Long, UNC Charlotte, will curate the volume with the
assistance of the Hispania Editorial Board and Hispania’s anonymous peer reviewers.
The special issue is intended to provide readers of the journal with overview essays that contain both a
succinct historical perspective and a forward-thinking vision of the future of a particular segment of our
field. Most of the issue will address matters that will be of importance as Hispania enters its second
century of publication. To that end, consistent with Hispania’s broad scope, we are soliciting papers in
a wide variety of areas identified in this separate call for abstracts. Abstracts can be written in English,
Portuguese, or Spanish.
In the published volume, the final essays will be no longer than 3,500 words in length and one or two
responses (750 words) to each essay will accompany the essays (or position papers) to provide multiple
perspectives on a wide variety of topics of interest to the profession.
For the initial stage of development of the special centenary issue of Hispania, we invite the
submission of abstracts (up to 300 words + select bibliography). We welcome proposals from
emerging scholars as well as established academics, teachers, researchers, practitioners, and
administrators of all levels/types of instruction. Two experts in the field will evaluate each abstract
anonymously. Due to space limitations, it will not be possible to include all proposed topics.