Other conferences and events of interest to Hispanists

Title: Imaginarios digitales del sur: historias de pertenencia y desarraigo en los cines hispánicos
Congreso Internacional (IV Encuentros Académicos Tecmerin).
Date: 18/10/2017 Location: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Title: Transmedia Spain/Queer Mexico: Cinema, Television and Visual Studies
You are warmly invited to celebrate the launch of the Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies and hear a talk by Distinguished Professor Paul Julian Smith, titled Transmedia Spain/Queer Mexico: Cinema, Television and Visual Studies. The launch and talk will be followed by wine reception. For further information, or to confirm attendance, please contact Professor Jo Evans, UCL joanna.evans@ucl.ac.uk or register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transmedia-spainqueer-mexico-cinema-television-and-visual-studies-tickets-38808471182
Date: 27/10/2017 Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL, London 
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Title: Translation, Conflict and Memory

II Symposium on Literary Translation and Contemporary Iberia. This symposium endeavours to bring together researchers working in the field of translation, conflict and memory studies, focusing on cultural representations of the Spanish civil war and the Franco dictatorship.


Date: 03/11/2017 Location: Dublin City University
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Title: Anglo-Catalan Society Annual Conference
Papers are welcome from all disciplines, including history, literature, politics, culture, music, film studies.
Date: 10/11/2017 Location: University of Birmingham
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Title: Latin American Literature: Past, Present and Future
Annual conference of LALSA (Latin American Literary Studies Association). The conference welcomes contributions from the scholars and students of Latin American literature. Any approach to well known or lesser known texts is welcome; any cross-disciplinary stance is encouraged. This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Re-reading’. Comparative and cross-disciplinary readings of Latin American literary texts are particularly welcome.  
Date: 16/11/2017 Location: York St John University
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Title: El franquismo a debate
I Congreso Internacional Territorios de la Memoria. El congreso pretende reflejar las múltiples facetas de la Dictadura a lo largo de sus cuarenta años de existencia,  dando respuesta a cuestiones sobre la naturaleza del régimen, los motivos de su larga duración y las huellas que ha dejado en nuestro entorno, con un enfoque multidisciplinar, donde reconocidos expertos en la materia aborden estas preguntas dando respuestas desde el ámbito del análisis histórico, económico, educativo o de género,  y teniendo presente el papel de los medios de comunicación en la configuración de la mentalidad en el franquismo.
Date: 20/11/2017 Location: Valladolid, Salamanca, Liège
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Title: Postcolonial Spain? Contexts, Politics, Cultural Practices
‘Postcolonial Spain’ aims to be the first academic event to map postcolonial/decolonial theories onto Hispanic peninsular studies, aiming to diversify radically how the discipline thinks about the interconnected legacies of colonialism, empire, nationalisms, emigration, ethnicity and conflict in contemporary Spain. As the fissures of the Spanish post-1978 territorial consensus widen, this event is intended as a key intervention in the discipline of Spanish peninsular studies and into how it has ‘theorised away’ Spain’s internal national conflicts, their associated discourses and cultural manifestations and the ways in which these remain entangled with enduring forms of post-imperial reason.
Date: 01/12/2017 Location: Bangor University
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Title: Political Corruption in Modern and Contemporary Spain
First International Congress on Political Corruption in Modern and Contemporary Spain (19th to 21st centuries). Hispanists from modern and contemporary history, political science, law and economic history are invited to analyse political corruption through different scientific disciplines and beyond present-day and institutional politics.
Date: 14/12/2017 Location: Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona
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Title: Conference on José Ortega y Gasset
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to reassess the work of José Ortega y Gasset as an aesthetic theorist, cultural entrepreneur, essayist, social theorist, politician and philosopher within the context of Western culture.
Date: 26/01/2018 Location: University of St Andrews
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Title: Design and Franco’s Regime
This symposium, organized by the Fundació Història del Disseny, seeks to explore the conditions in which the material and visual culture of Spain developed and how design progressed in Spain during the dictatorship.
Date: 22/02/2018 Location: Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
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Title: Os estudos ibéricos a partir da periferia
Desafios epistemológicos e novos olhares nos estudos galegos, bascos e catalães. Dando continuidade a outros encontros científicos organizados pelo Centro de Estudos Comparatistas sobre os estudos ibéricos, este colóquio pretende uma abordagem específica dos espaços sociais galego, basco e catalão como realidades complexas e com dinâmicas próprias mas propícias, simultaneamente, para a experimentação e a inovação metodológica.
Date: 08/03/2018 Location: Universidade de Lisboa
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Title: SLAS 2018
Annual conference of the Society for Latin American Studies: Latin American Studies Around the World. We invite critical reflection on the history and current state of Latin American Studies in the UK and around the world. How and why is Latin American Studies organized and practised differently in its various national and institutional locations? What can be learned from these differences? To what extent are such differences mediated by global networks of exchange? To what purposes or callings does Latin American Studies respond today? How might Latin American Studies in the UK engage or indeed drive global trends more effectively?
Date: 22/03/2018 Location: University of Southampton
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Title: Teaching the Old through the New: Approaches to Teaching Spanish Golden Age Texts
Given the growing challenges posed by the teaching of early modern texts to generations who seem less accustomed to reading books, the need to present these texts in creative and attractive forms is all the more pressing. La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, Cervantes, Lope, Calderón, Quevedo or Góngora could all be consigned to the past if they are not made accessible to young people and adults. Papers are invited on any aspect of the theoretical underpinning of and practical approaches to teaching Golden Age texts in the foreign language classroom in higher education.
Date: 14/04/2018 Location: Manchester Metropolitan University
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Title: Congreso Internacional sobre la Exposición Iberoamericana
Se dirige este llamamiento a la comunidad científica a fin de generar un foro de debate donde se congreguen investigadores que, desde perspectivas muy distintas, abordan el desarrollo y trascendencia del Certamen en la ciudad y en su contexto internacional, para exponer y dar a conocer sus nuevas aportaciones y acometer una revisión crítica de los trabajos precedentes y, al mismo tiempo, para promover nuevas líneas de investigación y estudios interdisciplinares y crear equipos de investigación internacionales para avanzar en el conocimiento de la Exposición Iberoamericana.
Date: 09/05/2018 Location: Pabellón de México, Sevilla
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Title: Multilingual landscapes: planning, policy, and contact linguistic perspectives
The purpose of the workshop is to explore multilingual signage in urban and rural spaces from the particular perspectives of policy, planning, and contact linguistics. How can multilingual LLs be accommodated in a general account of a community’s multilingual practices? In what way do they reflect different levels of policy in relation to diversity management? How can the study of multilingual LLs serve as an instrument and a guide for the planning of language provisions and to support accessibility of services?
Date: 21/05/2018 Location: University of Manchester
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Title: Espacios de diálogo: autoría—dirección e interpretación—recepción
V congreso internacional de Estreno. Desde los inicios del teatro, la necesaria, pero no siempre bien avenida, relación entre el creador (o creadora) de una obra, el director (o directora) y el intérprete que llevan a escena dicha obra y el público que la recibe ha sido clave en la gestación de infinidad de textos. Se invita a enviar ponencias que se orienten al análisis de estas figuras o de su interrelación en el teatro español de los siglos XX-XXI.
Date: 25/06/2018 Location: Edificio de Humanidades, CSIC, Madrid
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Title: Contemporary Spanish Theater: Stages of Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia
An international conference on the utopian pursuit in contemporary Spanish theater (20th and 21st centuries). The conference seeks to attract diverse presentations rooted in the intersection of contemporary drama and common visions -- social, economic, political, spiritual, or ecological -- for working in unison, even if the cooperative models aspired to by community members prove to be misunderstood or destined for failure. The organizers are particularly interested in encouraging the free exploration of such varied themes as conformity, disagreement, alienation, displacements, migrations, revolt, totalitarianism, and many other approaches related to intentional settings.
Date: 10/10/2018 Location: University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony, Indiana
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Photo: Zúcara flower (Uruguay), by Gustavo San Román