Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures) – UBC, Vancouver

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | news

Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures)   The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish with a specialization in 20th/21st-Century Mexican literature and cultures. Additional interests could include indigeneity, ethnicity, gender or transnational studies. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in scholars who will be able to participate in collaborative projects with other faculty members, enhance our course offerings, propose new perspectives on Latin American literatures and cultures, and contribute to [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grant 2016: Lourdes Parra Lazcano (University of Leeds)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grant 2016: Lourdes Parra Lazcano (University of Leeds)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANT REPORT BY LOURDES PARRA LAZCANO November 2016 My name is Lourdes Parra Lazcano and I am a PhD Candidate in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds. My PhD thesis explores travel literature by Mexican women writers from 1892 to 2012. I have analysed the works of Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Elena Garro, Rosario Castellanos, María Luisa Puga, Esther Seligson and Myriam Moscona. These writers are best known for their poems, novels and short stories, but they also are travellers who share their ideas about the UK, Europe, Israel, [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Leona Blair (Queen’s University, Belfast)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Leona Blair (Queen’s University, Belfast)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS REPORT BY LEONA BLAIR November 2017   My name is Leona Blair and I am a PhD student in Modern Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast. I am currently in the process of writing up my thesis which analyses the fictional and theoretical writings of Chicana author, Ana Castillo, who is widely celebrated as a leading figure within Chicana literature. Today, Castillo is best known for her novels, with So Far from God (1993) and The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986) being her most popular works in terms of both scholarly and commercial attention. Her main [&hellip

WiSPS Annual Conference 2017

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | news

As part of its celebration of ‘100 years of Spanish’, the University of Leeds is delighted to host the XVIII Annual Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (WISPS) Conference on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November 2017. WISPS organises annual conferences to act as a focus for all those in Great Britain and Ireland researching into fields such as anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, literature, politics and audio, film, intermedial, theatre and performance studies, among others, within Luso-Hispanic cultures. WISPS also provides a wide network of trans and cis women researchers interested in feminist, gender and [&hellip

CFP LALSA Annual Conference

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | news

LALSA Annual Conference ‘Latin American Literature: Past, Present and Future’ York St John University 16-17 November 2017 Papers are invited for the LALSA Annual Conference. The conference welcomes contributions from scholars and students of Latin American literature. Any approach to well known or lesser known texts is welcome, as are any cross-disciplinary stances. This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Re-reading’. Comparative and cross-disciplinary readings of Latin American literary texts are particularly welcome. The keynote presentation will be given by Prof Catherine Boyle (KCL). Abstracts (250-350 words) are welcome in English or Spanish. Presentations will be 20 [&hellip

CFP: Latin American Literary Studies Association 2017 Annual Conference

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | news

Papers are invited for the LALSA Annual Conference ‘Latin American Literature: Past, Present and Future’. The conference will be held on 16-17 November 2017, at York St John University, UK. 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’s keynote presentation will be delivered by Prof Catherine Boyle (King’s College London). This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Re-reading’. Comparative and cross-disciplinary readings of Latin American literary texts are particularly welcome. Abstracts (250-350 words) [&hellip

New book: Battleground Bodies by Eleanor K. Jones (Peter Lang 2017)

New book: Battleground Bodies by Eleanor K. Jones (Peter Lang 2017)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog, Uncategorized

Battleground Bodies Gender and Sexuality in Mozambican Literature by Eleanor K. Jones Series: Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-Speaking World This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics. The study begins by providing a detailed and innovative survey of the dynamics of gender, sexuality and power in the Portuguese colonial and Mozambican post-independence contexts, from the nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. This initial investigation provides the sociohistorical backdrop for in-depth analyses of [&hellip

Conference: BRAZIL BEYOND THE HARD NEWS: Journalism, Literature, Film and Visual Arts (University of London)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | news

BRAZIL BEYOND THE HARD NEWS: Journalism, Literature, Film and Visual Arts Friday the 19th of May 2017 Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London Room 243, Senate House (Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU) Panellists of this conference will discuss the various forms of journalism that transcend the common structures of newsrooms and how these perspectives have been contributing to alternative views of the kaleidoscope of Brazilian affairs from the early twentieth century to the contemporary world. The discussions will be centred on the analysis of narratives, cases studies and journalistic experiences that [&hellip

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