LINGUIST List 26.4846

Mon Nov 02 2015

Calls: Portuguese, Spanish, Ling & Literature/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 02-Nov-2015
From: Natalie Rangel <>
Subject: Borders, Borderlands, and Border Crossings
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Full Title: Borders, Borderlands, and Border Crossings

Date: 24-Mar-2016 - 26-Mar-2016
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Natalie Rangel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

XXII Graduate Colloquium of Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures

“Borders, Borderlands, and Border Crossings”

The graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce the XXII Graduate Colloquium to be held on March 24-26, 2016. We understand borders, in the broadest sense, as spaces where the intent to delineate, to define, and to exclude lives alongside​ with transgressions, inclusions, and amalgamations. As areas of interaction at the edges of empires, world systems and nations, they are sites for transnational and cross-cultural relations. Borders are spaces richly theorized but also always open to (re)definition and (re)imagination.

Keynote Speakers:

Glenn A. Martínez, The Ohio State University and
Fernando Arenas, The University of Michigan
Special Invited Speakers: Celeste De Luna, Painter and Printmaker, South Texas College and
Sandra Lorenzano, Writer and Vicerrector, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana

Call for Papers:

We invite collaborators to engage in dialogues across various registers concerning borders: geographic, temporal, cultural, linguistic, corporal, political, and disciplinary. Papers on literature, linguistics, cultural studies and interdisciplinary work are all welcome. Presentations may be given in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

- Race, Gender, Sexuality and Dis/ability
- Literature, Film, Music, New Media
- Visual, Sound and Performance Studies
- Geographic, Political, and Spatial Configurations
- Crossing Disciplinary borders
- Sociolinguistics of borders
- Languages in contact
- Code Switching
- Language across cultures

Deadline and Proposal Guidelines: ​Submit an abstract of up to 300 words by December 15, 2015 to​. Include your name,“Conference Proposal” and either “Linguistics,” “Hispanic,” or “LusoBrazilian” in the message subject line. Please attach two documents, one with your name, affiliation, e-mail address and title of presentation, and a second document with title and abstract only.

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