(Re)Mapping Galician Studies in North America:
A Breakthrough Symposium
May 2-3, 2014
UWM Campus, Milwaukee WI
At a time when scientific disciplines tend progressively to a higher degree of specialization, it is becoming more and more complex to set up an effective and interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars from different fields in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. This Symposium, organized by the Galician Studies Research Group at UW-Milwaukee, would like to offer a meeting point to facilitate the exchange of critical ideas and (inter)disciplinary proposals on the present and future of Galician Studies in North American academia. We therefore propose a space to discuss, through a reflective look at the field itself, topics such as:
- The development, presence, and recent achievements of Galician Studies in North America, including Language & Literature and the Humanities, as well as the Social Sciences. An effort will be made to critically evaluate a broad range of proposals, in order to clarify goals and processes, discuss (post)national approaches, and/or establish bridges with similar debates, contemporary or not, in parallel settings such as Catalonia, Quebec, or Ireland.
- The intellectual and strategic paths to be designed and explored to promote more efficiently Galician Studies in North America through concrete tasks and goals.
- The historiography and discourses on this field within North American academia, addressing, from a positive perspective, the potential contribution that the Galician national debate could make to current cultural and sociopolitical issues.
Call for Papers
The Galician Studies Research Group at UW-Milwaukee cordially invites you to submit proposals for this breakthrough Symposium (Re)Mapping Galician Studies in North America. Please, send an abstract of no more than 300 words to email@example.com, including your name, academic affiliation, and email.
Abstracts can only be presented in English. Individual presentations should be limited to a maximum of 10-15 minutes (equivalent to about 4-5 double-spaced pages). Please indicate which of the following round tables your presentation would be part of, if accepted:
- Galician Studies in Iberian, Transatlantic, Migration and Exile Perspectives
- Galician Studies in Cultural, Celtic, Postcolonial, Romance, and Lusophone Perspectives
- Galician Studies and Critical Theory
After the symposium, presenters may submit papers for publication in an upcoming volume on Galician Studies in North America.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts:
February 3, 2014
Notification of acceptance:
February 17, 2014
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Alonso (CUNY)
Benita Sampedro (Hofstra)
Gabriel Rei-Doval (Chair)
José A. Losada (Co-chair)
Iria Basoa Calvo
Isabel Méndez Santalla
Paula Rodríguez Abruñeiras
Sabela Juan Taborda
Vera Vázquez López