SPLAS 2019 – Call for Papers

For the 14th year running, the University of Nottingham will be hosting the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies [SPLAS] Postgraduate Community Forum. The event is open to anyone working on Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking countries or cultures, from Midlands3Cities institutions and beyond, and from any disciplinary background. The Forum will take place at the University of Nottingham on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019, and it will include a dinner at a local Brazilian-owned pub.

This year’s theme is ‘Gender and Resistance’. In addition to presentations, we will be hosting a poetry reading from the ‘Invisible Presence’ group of British Latino poets. We will also have a keynote address by Dr Courtney Campbell (University of Birmingham), whose research focuses on twentieth-century Brazil and explores themes such as race, women, beauty, gender, sports, emancipation and nation.

We welcome papers from postgraduate students, early-career researchers, artists and performers. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for 10 or 20-minute papers, on any aspect relating to the study of Spanish/Portuguese-speaking countries, cultures or issues.

Possible subject areas may include, but are not limited to:
History of Art
Language/ Linguistics
Postcolonial Studies
Museum Studies
Literature and Creative Writing
Film Studies
The deadline for submissions is 29th March. Abstracts should be limited to 200 words with three key words, and bio-blurbs should be no more than 100 words. To submit your abstract please fill out this form.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April. Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the Forum, we would like all papers and presentations to be in English. If you have any questions or issues when submitting the abstracts, please contact us at splasforum2019@gmail.com. More details: https://splasforum2019.wordpress.com/

Organising Committee:
Blanca Jove Alcade (University of Leicester)
Eloisa Rodrigues (University of Leicester)
Jean Morris (Nottingham Trent University)
Thomas Waller (University of Nottingham)


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