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Céfiro is proud to open abstract submission for the 2015 conference to honor the outstanding contribution Dr. Janet Pérez has made to literary criticism as well as to the lives of the many students, collaborators, and colleagues she worked with throughout her renowned career.

When: 2/6/2015
Where: Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 
United States

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16th Annual Céfiro Conference on Latin American and Iberian
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
March 26-28, 2015

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Homenaje a Janet Pérez: Una vida dedicada al hispanismo

Céfiro is proud to open abstract submission for the 2015 conference to honor the outstanding contribution Dr. Janet Pérez has made to literary criticism as well as to the lives of the many students, collaborators, and colleagues she worked with throughout her renowned career.

Dr. Janet Pérez is a permanent member of the North America Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, a corresponding member of the Hispanic Society of America. She has more than 300 published works. She was a cofounder of the Revista monográfica and the Editor of the journal Hispania.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Genaro Pérez
Texas Tech University

Dr. Gonzalo Navajas
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Frieda Blackwell
Baylor University

Abstracts are invited in the fields related to the scholarship of Dr. Janet Pérez, including but not limited to:
  • Questions of identity and subjectivity
  • Exile, isolation, and marginalization
  • Spanish exile
  • Migration, Immigration, and BorderCrossing
  • Feminist narrative, poetry, and theater
  • Rewriting and subversion of tradition
  • “Neo” Novels (Neo-Chivalric, Neo-Gothic, New Historical and more)
  • The grotesque and the picaresque in the narrative
  • Feminine characters in detective fiction
  • Children’s literature
  • Travel literature

Conference panels will consist of 3 to 4 paper presentations 15 to 20 minutes long followed by a 20-minute question-answer session. In addition to individual abstracts, submissions for panels of 3 to 4 papers will be considered. No papers will be read in absentia. Papers can be presented in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Two hundred and fifty (250) word abstracts along with a two-page curriculum vitae should be submitted electronically (as Microsoft Word documents). Please do not include any personal information on the abstract. Instead, on a separate page, include (1) title of your presentation, (2) name of participant, (3) affiliation, and (4) email address.

Complete electronic version of the texts of the presentations (roughly 9 pages) will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers between 10-20 pages will be considered for publication in Céfiro, the academic journal of our graduate student organization. We accept abstracts and papers by way of email: please write “Céfiro Conference submission” in subject line and sent your email to

Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 6, 2015

Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by February 10, 2015

Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2015 

Texas Tech University
Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
P.O. Box 42071
Lubbock, TX
Attn: Yuriko Ikeda and Irina Mozuliova

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