CfP: Latin American Studies Association

We’re running out of time to get our abstracts in! And yes, they do have a growing Latinx Studies section no matter what anyone tells you!

http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/index.asp

Congress Theme

Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion

José Martí’s essay “Nuestra América” was published in 1891 in New York and Mexico City in response to the first Pan-American conference in 1890, which proposed Pan-Americanism as a way to connect North and South America. We invoke and expand the message of “Nuestra América” to promote a hemispheric vision of justice and inclusion in an era when global politics is too often built around walls and securing borders and not on fostering social justice and democracy. Our congress takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, the site of key events in the revolution that resulted in U.S. independence and—along with other momentous episodes in the “age of revolutions,” including the Haitian revolution that abolished slavery— laid the basis for contemporary ideas of democracy and justice.

“Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion” signals the challenges of social, economic, racial, ethnic, gendered, sexuality-based, and other forms of inequality; the need to promote creative solutions for overcoming them; the importance of scholarship, activism, and policy in this regard; the relevance of changed demographics that make historically marginalized peoples a majority in the continent and recognition of their wide-ranging cultural, linguistic, political, social, and economic contributions; an inclusive definition of justice that relies on truth and facts and incorporates respect and dignity for all peoples; and a broad understanding of rights, both collective and individual.

Hemispheric interactions and cooperation also inform our efforts to connect the 2019 LASA congress to the Latin American and Latino communities in Boston and the Northeast as well as to the rich mix of academic, creative, community, and policy institutions and organizations found there. In the same vein, we want our 2019 congress to be seen, and function as, a bridge to LASA 2020 in Mexico, thus symbolizing the unity and mutual dependence between the different parts of our America. From Mexico, LASA will continue to meet outside the U.S. until a significant shift in climate occurs for immigrants and international visitors and scholars. In submitting proposals for sessions (panels, roundtables, and workshops) LASA members are strongly encouraged to assure diverse representation through the inclusion of minorities, women, graduate students, and to reflect the regional and disciplinary diversity of LASA’s membership. Track co-chairs will use diversity and inclusion as important criteria when evaluating session proposals.

Conference Registration now available for Latina/o Studies in DC

We are happy to announce that the portal for Conference Registration and Membership is now open! The portal can be found here: https://lsa.secure-platform.com/a/

Please note the following:
– Conference Registration and Membership dues may be paid online using PayPal. You may also pay via check; instructions for paying by check are within the portal.

– The Early Conference Registration term is before and no later than on June 1, 2018; the Late Conference Registration term is on and/or after June 2, 2018 and onsite, during the conference.

– All conference participants must be paid members by June 1, 2018. Failure to pay membership dues by June 1, 2018 will result in your not being listed in the program.

¡We look forward to seeing everyone at Latinx Studies Now: DC 2018 + !

The Executive Officers,
The Latina/o Studies Association

 

Register here: https://lsa.secure-platform.com/a/

UT Austin XXIII Graduate Colloquium of Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures

I believe I’ve posted on this before, but this is a good reminder since the deadline is coming up!

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.

CfP: XXIII Graduate Colloquium of Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures @ UT Austin

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 December 30, 2017 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.

CfP: The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society of the American Literature Association 29th Annual Conference

Call for Papers:
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society of the American Literature Association
29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

Deadline: January 8, 2018

In the past, the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society has organized panels that focus on literary genre, single authors, children’s literature, speculative fiction, comparative analyses, as well as cultural studies approaches. This year, we welcome a variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as a variety of panel types, including traditional paper sessions, roundtable discussions, and sessions dedicated to the teaching of Latina/o/x literature. Given the location of the Conference in San Francisco, we solicit proposals focused on Latina/o/x experiences in San Francisco and the West Coast more broadly.

Topics for proposed sessions are open. In the spirit of community building, the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society attempts to build sessions that bring together participants at various stages of their careers.

Please submit proposals for individual papers as well as full panel and roundtable sessions.

For individual papers, send a short abstract (150 words) with title, along with institutional affiliation, academic title, and contact information.
For panel proposals, send paper titles, short abstracts for each paper, (150 words), along with institutional affiliation, academic title, and contact information for each panelist and the panel chair.

We will also organize a Roundtable Discussion about Teaching Latina/o/x Literature, which seeks to bring together a wide range of approaches from: Latina/o/x literary studies, comparative Ethnic Studies, and American literature, among many other possible areas. If you are interested in participating in the roundtable, please send a short (less than one page) description of what you’d like to discuss, along with your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Cristina Herrera at cherrera@mail.fresnostate.edu and Marci McMahon at marci.mcmahon@utrgv.edu

DEADLINE: JANUARY 8, 2018.

Please submit proposals and inquiries to:
Cristina Herrera cherrera@mail.fresnostate.edu
Marci McMahon marci.mcmahon@utrgv.edu

Latino Studies Association CfP

Latino Studies Association meets every two years for a conference. In July 2018, the group will come together in Washington DC. Check out the call for papers…

Original post found here: http://latinostudiesassociation.org/lsa-biennial-conference/lsa-conference-2018/

 

Latinx Studies Now: DC 2018 + The 3rd Biennial Conference
Washington, DC: July 11 – 15, 2018
The Latina/o Studies Association’s 2018 National Meeting in Washington, DC, invites you to build on our prior Deliberations (Pasadena 2016) and Imaginings (Chicago 2014) by submitting proposals for papers, panels, and sessions for traditional and alternative conference platforms on the theme of “Latinx Studies Now.” The “x” and the “+” in our conference title graphically denote acts of resistance and dissent. The “x” in Latinx questions the traditional binary logic of gender and gendered language, enabling a new dispersion of identity across and beyond “genders.” At the same time, the “x” invokes a history of alphabetic challenge to naming and claiming in the Americas. The “+” following 2018 denotes whatever might be “next,” after and beyond the now of 2018 itself. The mark of the minus (“-”) slashing through the vertical line to make and unmake the “+” suggests that what’s “next” does not guarantee “more” or “better” in the way of conventional promises of progress in historical change but may, in fact, always mask an opposite threat. Always more and less than itself, the “+” is a compass that indicates the many directions Latinx subjects and Latinx studies often take. The “+” calls us to the necessary presentism and urgency of the now and to the equally necessary historicism demanded of our field and its practitioners in a contemporary moment saturated in crisis and emergency, danger and risk, resistance and resilience. LSA in Washington, DC, in 2018 considers Latinx Studies as an inter- and trans-disciplinary field that continues to rewrite traditional disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM, as well as in traditional professions such as Business, Medicine and Law. Our DC location highlights the various degrees of stability and precarity we experience in university teaching, researching, scholarly and creative publishing, art-making, activism, and the shaping of policy. Bringing LSA 2018 to DC, we will situate the field within the context of looming political realities in the United States that impact our communities with regard to immigration and citizenship, law and justice, health care, education, policing, gender and lgbtq rights, as well as freedoms of speech, assembly and expression.

We invite submissions following these directions in all their compelling existential, material and symbolic meanings, including but not limited to:
+ Activism
+ Activist Histories of Naming
+ Environmentalism
+ Trans-Latinx Embodiments: Gender, Sexuality, Disability, Capacity
+ Non/Human Anima(lisms)
+ Age and Generation
+ Violence: Structural, Economic, Carceral, Political
+ Immigration, Depatriation, Citizenship
+ Mobility and Containment
+ Settler and Decolonial States
+ The Not National: Local, Regional, Continental, Hemispheric, Global
+ Labor and Capital: Production, Consumption, Abstraction
+ Art, Music, Literature, Performance, Media
+ Race and 2020 Census Classifications
+ Racial Imaginaries (and Realities)
+ Public Policy in the 21st century
+ STEM: Impact and Challenges
+ Latinx Studies and the University

Latinx Studies Now: DC 2018 + The 3rd Biennial Conference
Washington, DC: July 11 – 15, 2018

Proposal Submissions:
The program committee welcomes proposals in diverse formats: individual papers; paper panels with moderators or respondents; roundtable discussions; workshops emphasizing participation by all session attendees; professional development workshops for graduate program and academic job applicants; poster presentations; sessions devoted to work by graduate students and/or community activists; creative and performance presentations; sessions using online and other virtual platforms. We also welcome proposals for special events such as screenings, readings, and special exhibits. Proposals should be submitted through the conference software platform, which will be announced shortly.

Individual Paper:
Please provide name; contact information; position or title; institutional/organization affiliation; discipline (if applicable); 500-word
abstract.

Panel Proposals:
Please provide names; contact information for each participant; presenters’ positions or titles (listing organizer first, then each presenter/moderator); institutional/organizational affiliations, disciplines (if applicable); 500-word panel abstract; 250-word
abstracts for individual papers. Include the following for all proposal formats:
Description of format (e.g., panel, roundtable, workshop) including A/V needs and/or accommodations.

Proposal Deadline:

December 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST

REFORMA VI National Conference CFP

 

REFORMA National Conference VI (RNC VI) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 7-9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel. After almost a year of careful consideration and visits to potential sites, Puerto Rico was selected as the next location.

bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.

 

Puerto Rico is also the location of one of REFORMA’s active chapters. This will be the first time REFORMA holds a conference in La Isla del Encanto “The Island of Enchantment” in an effort to keep library professionals at the forefront of trends and provide networks amongst librarians, nationally and internationally.

The REFORMA National Conference has previously been held in Austin, TX; Tucson, AZ; El Paso, TX; Denver, CO; and San Diego, CA.

The REFORMA National Executive Committee will like to acknowledge the diligent work of the REFORMA National Conference Coordinating Committee (RNC-CC) for making the site selection possible. Members of the RNC-CC include Loanis Menendez-Cuesta, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Jacqueline Ayala, Roxana Benavides and Selina Gomez-Beloz.

REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more

REFORMA National Conference VI (RNC VI) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 7-9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel. After almost a year of careful consideration and visits to potential sites, Puerto Rico was selected as the next location.

bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.

For more information, please visit http://www.reforma.org.

Abstracts due on May 5th, 2017.