LINGUIST List 27.855

Tue Feb 16 2016

Calls: Portuguese, Spanish, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 16-Feb-2016
From: Luis Avilés <uclaspconferencegmail.com>
Subject: 13th Annual SPGSA Graduate Conference
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Full Title: 13th Annual SPGSA Graduate Conference

Date: 21-Apr-2016 - 21-Apr-2016
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Contact Person: Luis Avilés
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://uclaspgsaconference.weebly.com/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

This conference seeks to investigate how the Humanities, and in particular Language & Literature departments, respond to historical and current events of social injustice.

In a world still reeling from the 2008 economic crisis, social movements have denounced the growing disparity between a politically unrepresented majority —the so-called 99.9%— and an increasingly wealthy and powerful elite protected by repressive and militarized forces. Movements such as os rolezinhos in Brazil, demonstrations for los 43 de Ayotzinapa in Mexico, Black Lives Matter in the US, 15-M in Spain and the Chilean student protests respond to the precarity, violence and injustice that have been normalized. They manifest resistance and reclaim public spaces, reimagining new means of producing culture, and reappropriating language to subvert the hegemonic ideologies that perpetuate asymmetrical power relations.

This conference seeks to investigate how the Humanities, and in particular Language & Literature departments, respond to historical and current events of social injustice. How have representations of resistance in cultural production informed social movements in the Luso-Hispanic world? How can the university be more active and engaged in their surrounding communities? How have 21st century social movements revolutionized the way culture is produced and consumed in the Luso-Hispanic world? How do we protect indigenous and minority languages? How do we guarantee access to basic services in any native tongue?

Call for Papers:

13th Annual SPGSA Conference
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
University of California, Los Angeles

Weapons of Social Justice: reinvention through Language, Literature and Culture
April 21, 2016

We welcome presentations that engage with, but are not limited to, the following:

- Power relations
- Indigeneity
- Representations of justice and injustice
- Language ideologies
- Alternative voices
- Immigration, Xican, border studies
- Gender, feminist, and queer studies
- Critical Race theory
- Human Rights & Social Movements
- Identity and Alterity
 
Presenters are invited to discuss the conference’s theme from different perspectives related to Linguistics (Applied, Social, Anthropological, Historical), Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Gender and Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, Migration Studies, Xican/Latino Studies, Film Studies, and other similar areas. Please submit your abstract with approximately 250 words in length via e-mail to uclaspconferencegmail.com.  The e-mail should include your name, institution affiliation, paper title, and e-mail address. Paper presentations must not exceed 20 minutes (8 double-spaced pages), and may be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.


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