Call For Papers: Sempre en Nova Iorque: Galician Cultures in and from New York City (MLA Convention, New York City, 4-7 January, 2018)
From the second book of Castelao’s Sempre en Galiza (1940), Eugenio Granell’s work between 1958 and 1985, and Gonsar’s Cara a Time Square(1980) to more recent works such as López Silva’s New York, New York(2007) and Rodríguez Fer’s Revolución rosaliana en Nova York (2014), this North American city has occupied an important historical and symbolic place in the Galician imaginary.
At the Modern Language Association’s 2018 convention in New York City (January 4-7, 2018), the Galician Language, Literature and Culture Forum would like to recognize the cross-cultural connections between Galicia and New York with a panel on the subject. We invite proposals for 15- to 20-minute talks on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
Galician migration to and presence in New York;
Representations of New York City in Galician literature, art, film or other forms of cultural production;
Galician politics and the memory of the Spanish Civil War in NYC;
Contributions to Galician culture from writers, scholars, visual artists, and musicians based in New York City.
Please submit titles, 250-word abstracts (in Galician, English or Spanish) and a brief bio to Danny Barreto (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2017. If your proposal is accepted, you agree to become a member of the Modern Languages Association before 7 April 2017.