2018 MLA Convention CFPs

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    Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo

    The Global Hispanophone welcomes proposals for its panels for the 2018 MLA Convention:

    Our guaranteed panel is:

    1. Documenting the Geography of the Global Hispanophone.

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The archive provides us with multiple layouts of possible Global Hispanophone geographies. This panel aims to explore how these unstable networks challenge or expand current notions of Hispanophone literature beyond the traditional Atlantic Studies. What are the key documents on which such geographies are articulated? What are the centers of these networks and how can we account for their relation to each other rather than only accounting for their relation to the Iberian metropolis? What are the factors that triggered change within these unstable networks? This panel seeks proposals exploring efforts to reconfigure North/South geographical discourses in an attempt to establish South/South alliances. We are also interested in colonial conflations of East/West geographies and efforts to subvert this homogenizing discourse.


    Please, send 250-300 word proposals to campoycu@oakland.eduby March 15, 2017.


    Our joint panels are:

    1. Expanding Colonial Geographies (Colonial Latin America).

    Joint panel proposal between the Forum on Colonial Latin America and the Forum on Global Hispanophone.


    “Expanding colonial geographies”


    This panel aims to re-conceptualize traditional colonial geographies in the Spanish speaking world by considering the interactions between Colonial Latin America and the Global Hispanophone (the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea and the Maghreb). This is an invitation to deconstruct the teleological narratives that often inform our conceptual mapping of the field. How did colonial commercial and knowledge networks between Latin America and the Global Hispanophone affect identitarian discourses in these regions? What theoretical approaches can most effectively address this highly diverse geographical span, without reifying the colonial drive that charted the territory in the first place?


    Please, send 250-300 word proposals to roa@uic.edu and campoycu@oakland.edu by March 15, 2017.


    1. Border Archives:

    Joint panel of the Global Hispanophone with the 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Iberian  Forum.

    Migration records help memorialize as well as articulate the identity of those living on both sides of the border. This panel invites contrastive analyses of State and informal migration records in the Global Hispanophone world (Guinea, Maghreb, and the Philippines). How have State-run efforts to register demographic moves in these areas contributed to form expanded or diminished notions of citizenship? How does cultural production help reinforce or erode statistical representations of migrant communities by disputing the validity of ethnic and national identities? How do informal migration records counter official narratives?
    Please, send 250-300 word proposals to msantana@uchicago.edu and campoycu@oakland.edu by March 15, 2017.

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