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1st International Hispanic Conference of the Day of the Dead
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10/31/2011 to 11/1/2011
When: 10/31/2011
Where: Miami, FL
Contact: Zoila Clark
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1st International Hispanic Conference of the Day of the Dead: "Monsters, Ghosts & Devils in Latin American & Peninsular Literature, Film, and Music”

October 31 - November 1, 2011

Miami, Florida


Conference Theme: Magical Realism and the Fantastic have been associated with Latin American texts because of the recurrent presence of ghosts, monsters, orishas and spirits originating from pre-colonial civilizations. However, Peninsular culture has also produced esperpentos that signaled the presence of evil both within our own humanity and the Christian and Romantic western ideologies to which we bore allegiance. This conference aims to create a semiotic study of these representations in the Hispanic culture. Could these symbolic narratives form part of an underside to our history?


Proposal deadline:  May 1, 2011 by email


Contact information:

Zoila Clark

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dept. of Humanities

Florida Memorial University

15800 N.W. 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 – USA


Additional information:

Send a one-page abstract (Spanish or English) to zclark@FMUNIV.EDU


Deadline for publication of select papers in Hispanet Journal:  June 1, 2011

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Keynote Speakers: "The Ghostly Exiled and the Exiled Ghost”

Daína Chaviano, Cuban writer in Florida

Tomás Piard, filmmaker in Cuba


Co-sponsored by:

Foreign Language Program of Florida Memorial University

Modern Language Organization of Graduate Students of

Florida International University

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