Please consider responding to the following call for papers, which refers to a special session to be held at the 2019 SAMLA conference (Atlanta, November 15-17).
IDEOLOGIES OF EMPIRE IN SPANISH CULTURE (19TH THROUGH 21ST CENTURIES)
Amidst the current electoral processes, the political discourse practiced in present-day Spain evidences the relevance of a lingering–and, at times, embarrassing–imperialist ideology as an integral part of Spain’s nationalism(s). While the resurgence of this ideology may have surprised some observers, its traces are not difficult to identify in modern Spanish culture. The purpose of this panel is to explore the imprint of imperialism in literary and visual works (including paintings, film and TV) from the 19th-century (the time when the Spanish empire supposedly comes to an end) to the current times, in order to examine the production, justification or rejection of such ideology within the ongoing construction of Spain’s national identities. Please submit a 200-word abstract in English or Spanish, a short bio, and A/V requests by June 10 to Luis Alvarez-Castro at email@example.com.