XXIII Graduate Colloquium of Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures

Call For Papers

Transcending Categories in the Hispanic/Latinx World

The graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce the XXIII Graduate Colloquium to be held on March 30-31st, 2018. This colloquium will examine the dialogue and discourse of crossing and the intersection of subjectivities across underrepresented groups in the Hispanic/Latinx world. At its broadest this colloquium asks: Who are we/they? How does one become constituted as a we or a they? How does an “I” intersect with an “Other”? And how do the various subjectivities within an “I” or a “we” intersect culturally and linguistically? What part does language play in these crossing of socially constructed categories? In recent years, the fields of gender, race, sexuality, disability, and indigeniety have proposed an array of theories to contend with these questions. We invite collaborators to delve into, explore and build upon the latest theorizations on these topics from a plurality of perspectives. 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:

  • Identity, subjectivities, and assemblage theory
  • Race, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability,
  • Colonial history, indigeneity, and critical race theory
  • Transnationalism, borders, and immigration
  • Literature, film, music, new media
  • Visual, sound and performance Studies
  • Geographic, political, and spatial configurations
  • Pedagogy, education, technology
  • Languages across cultures


Deadline and Proposal Guidelines: Submit an abstract of up to 300 words by January 22, 2018 to utspcolloquium2018@gmail.com 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 as a .pdf or MS word file.


Organizing Committee

Colloquium 2018
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The University of Texas at Austin

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