26
Feb 17

Call for Papers: LL Journal’s Vol. 12, No. 1

Updated! The editors of the LL Journal have extended the deadline for submissions to March 25, 2017!

The LL Journal is a publication of the students of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages PhD program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Find out more about the LL Journal and browse their most recent issue (Vol. 11, No. 2) and archives on their Commons site.

 

Recibimos trabajos originales en español, inglés o portugués, sobre literatura, estudios culturales, visuales y de género, lingüística teórica y sociolingüística que se relacionen con los mundos hispanos y luso-brasileños.

Envíos a lljournal[dot]cuny[at]gmail[dot]com.

And be sure to check out the LL Journal on Facebook and Twitter!


03
Nov 16

CFP: 22nd Annual HLBLL Graduate Student Conference

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro:
Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites abstract submissions for its

XXII Annual Graduate Student Conference

Conference Dates: April 27-28, 2017.
Keynote Speakers: Lydia Otero (University of Arizona) and Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Rutgers University)

Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2017

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The information below has been provided by the organizing committee of the 22nd Annual HLBLL Graduate Student Conference.

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro:
Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia

In current debates, the idea of a wall becomes a point of discussion from which to explore the relationship between public engagement and academia. Are the walls that separate intellectual, linguistic, artistic, social, and political practices insurmountable? What other metaphors of the wall speak to us? How do we imagine these metaphors and what forms do they take? Who constructs them and who challenges them? When are they useful and when are they not? How do we cross them?

This conference proposes to jump over, perforate, cross, and tear down walls. It invites us to transgress academic hermeticism in order to overcome isolation and promote reflection on intellectual work, its social dimension and its relationship with the public. Through original investigations, we hope to discuss limits and their forms, whether they be self-imposed or constructed, and strategies to overcome these limits.

In order to approach these issues, we seek to reflect on the following themes, without limiting ourselves to them:

  • Language of the wall and walls of language
  • Points of departure for outlining walls
  • Public engagement or “just another brick in the wall”
  • Glotopolitics and other sociolinguistic challenges
  • Contemporary language mapping
  • Multilinguism and the preservation of languages
  • Translation, demolitions and acculturations
  • Identity, immigration and culture
  • lntertextuality/intermediality/interdisciplinarity
  • Walls and coloniality
  • Gender/Género/Genre walls
  • Bodies and walls
  • Jumping over walls in performing practices
  • Social networks: the virtual wall
  • Walls and urban practices

The doctoral students of the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York invite you to submit abstracts (250 words) to congreso.hlbll.cuny@gmail.com before 01/15/2017. In the body of the email, please include your name, contact information, academic affiliation and any needed audiovisual equipment. Your presentations are limited to a maximum of 20 minutes and can be presented in Spanish, English or Portuguese.


21
Oct 16

GC: Gregory Rabassa (1922-2016), A Celebration

Dr. Gregory Rabassa, a world-renowned translator and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Queens College and the Graduate Center, passed away on June 16th, 2016. Join the Center for the Humanities and the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages as we celebrate Professor Rabassa’s life and work with readings and a discussion on October 21, 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

The following information has been provided by the Center for the Humanities. Read more about the event and the participants here.

Gregory Rabassa (1922-2016), A Celebration

Reading and Conversation

About the event

professor-rabassaFew figures have marked the English-language literature of our time as deeply as did Gregory Rabassa. Translator of Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch (1966), Clarice Lispector’s The Apple in the Dark (1967), Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (1970),  Mario Vargas Llosa’s Conversation in the Cathedral (1974), Luis Rafael Sánchez’s Macho Camacho’s Beat (1980), Luisa Valenzuela’s The Lizard’s Tail (1983), José Lezama Lima’s Paradiso (2005), and more than fifty other works from Spanish and Portuguese—and himself the author of a number of books, including his prize-winning memoir If This Be Treason (2005)— Rabassa was a beloved professor and colleague at City University of New York, where he taught at the Graduate Center and Queens College for more than forty years.

Among the numerous honors Rabassa received were the National Book Award in Translation (1967), the Gregory Kolovakos Award for career achievement from PEN American Center (2001), the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts (2006), and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir (2006). “We Spanish-language writers, especially of my generation, owe him enormous gratitude for the way he helped us plant roots in the English-speaking world,” wrote Mario Vargas Llosa earlier this year.

Speakers include Edith Grossman, Peter ConstantineEarl Fitz, Ezra FitzEsther AllenIlan StavansMauricio FontElizabeth LoweHarry MoralesDaniel ShapiroNora GlickmanDeclan Spring, Ammiel AlcalayStanley BarkanCatarina CordeiroDavid Draper Clark, and Rabassa’s daughters Clara Rabassa and Kate Rabassa Wallen.

A reception will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by:
The Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, the Translation Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, at the Graduate Center, CUNY; the MFA in Creative Writing and Translation, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Queens College, CUNY;  PEN America; Words Without Borders; Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (published by Routledge in association with The City College of New York, CUNY); The Bridge Literary Translation Series; the Instituto Cervantes of New York; and Julianne and Earl E. Fitz.


24
Sep 16

Escritoras de las Latin-a-méricas

In the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, our intellectual community is enhanced by the academic events organized by our students. Besides the annual graduate student conference (coming up on its 22nd year!), each year HLBLL students have also organized readings, lectures, screenings, and discussions on a wide variety of topics and with exciting guests.

One such event is the upcoming two-part series, Escritoras de las Latin-a-méricas: Hablan las narradoras, which invites four distinguished women writers–Sylvia Molloy, Lina Meruane, Achy Obejas, and Valeria Luiselli–to enter into conversation with each other and the public about such possible topics as the experience of translation as a cultural exchange in New York, the relation between English and Spanish in both their academic and creative writing careers, the importance of emerging LGBTIQ voices in fiction, the immigrant women’s experience in the U.S., and issues related to women writer’s rights. The series was organized by HLBLL students Elena Chávez Goycochea, Mariana Romo-Carmona, and Nan Zheng.

Escritoras de las Latin-a-méricas: Hablan las narradoras

Escritoras de las Latin-a-méricasFriday, September 30: A conversation with Sylvia Molloy y Lina Meruane

Friday, November 4: A conversation with Achy Obejas & Valeria Luiselli

 

Both conversations are free, open to the public, and will take place starting at 6:30pm in room 4116 at the Graduate Center, CUNY. A reception will follow the conversation on each night.

Thanks to our fantastic student organizers, and also to the event’s co-sponsors:
The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
The students of the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
The Doctoral Students’ Council
The Classical and Modern Languages department at City College, CUNY
The Feminist Press
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
The Center for the Study of Women & Society


18
Sep 16

CFP: LL Journal’s Volume 11, Number 2

Call for Papers: LL Journal’s Volume 11, Number 2

Deadline for submission: October 3, 2016

The LL Journal is a publication of the students of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages PhD program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Find out more about the LL Journal and browse their most recent issue (Vol. 11, No. 1) and archives on their Commons site.

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LL Journal recibe trabajos originales, escritos en español, inglés o portugués, sobre literatura, estudios culturales, visuales y de género, lingüística teórica y sociolingüística, que se relacionen con los mundos hispanos y luso-brasileños.

Para nuestra sección temática recibimos artículos, piezas de creación (narrativa y poesía), entrevistas y reseñas bajo el lema: “¿Post?nación: identidades, fracturas y desplazamientos.”

Todos los trabajos deberán respetar las orientaciones propuestas en las Directrices para autores y se enviarán al siguiente correo electrónico: lljournal [dot] cuny [at] gmail [dot] com.

Para mantener el anonimato durante el proceso de selección, se requiere indicar los datos personales en el cuerpo del correo electrónico y no en el archivo adjunto que contiene el artículo. Los autores seleccionados serán notificados en un plazo no mayor a dos meses.

LL Journal es una publicación coordinada por las y los estudiantes del Programa Doctoral de Lenguas y Literaturas Hispánicas y Luso-Brasileñas. CUNY, The Graduate Center, Nueva York.


09
Sep 16

HLBLL: Sexing Lorca

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Lus0-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

SEXING LORCA

A discussion on the legacy of Federico García Lorca between Distinguished Professors Paul Julian Smith (HLBLL) and Robert Reid-Pharr (English)

Federico García Lorca and Salvador Dalí. Caduques, 1927.

Federico García Lorca and Salvador Dalí. Caduques, 1927.

 

A conversation between two scholars on the legacy of Federico García Lorca. Robert Reid-Pharr is Distinguished Professor in the English Program of the Graduate Center and author of Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique. Paul Julian Smith is Distinguished Professor in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages Program of the Graduate Center and author of The Theatre of García Lorca: Text, Performance, Psychoanalysis.

The event will take place at The Graduate Center in room C198. Friday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.


21
Jul 16

CFP: XII International Conference of Literature at St. John’s University

XII International Conference of Literature: Memory and Imagination of Latin America and the Caribbean Through the Oral and Written Paths

and

The International Conference of Romance Literatures of the DLL at St. John’s University

Convened by:

The Department of Languages and Literature (DLL) and the Graduate Program in Hispanic Literature at St. John’s University (New York), The Center for Research for Latin America and the Caribbean (CIALC) of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú) and Pontificia Universidad Católica (Ecuador)

 

Conference Dates: October 12-14, 2016
Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus (New York)
Main Topic: Literature and Languages: Crossing Frontiers and Finding Diversity in Culture
Abstract Deadline: July 23, 2016

The conference will also include a special tribute on the 70th Anniversary of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize in Literature

 

The information below has been provided by the conference organizers. Find out more about the conference on their Facebook page and on their website.

Subtopics:

  • Literature and its relationship with history, politics
  • Oral and written expression, memory, and literacy
  • Development and reform in the fields of science and technology
  • Ethnicity and cultural diversity
  • Literature, ecology, environment
  • Referential genres (fiction/ no fiction)
  • Gender and body
  • Literature and the arts (film, theater, music, etc.)
  • Literature and science
  • Pop culture and innovations
  • Digital proposals
  • Global migrations
  • Linguistics and acquisition of a second language
  • Creative writing

New proposals of subtopics, as well as initiatives for creating workshops and committees, are welcome. Presentations (to be given be in English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) shall not exceed a 15 minute duration.

In order to be considered, participants should include: Name of the presenter or name of the workshop coordinator, name of the academic association, title of essay, an abstract (250 words max), and a brief curriculum vitae. The information should be sent to the Academic Committee at St. John’s University before July 23, 2016. Contact email: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com

Contact:
Professor Milton  Fernando Romero Obando: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com
Professor Marie-Lise Gazarian: gazariam@stjohns.edu

 


13
May 16

HLBLL: Presentation of Los Bárbaros’ Anthology of Fantasy & Sci-Fi Literature

Join editors and contributors to the Los Bárbaros magazine, many of whom are students in the program, for a presentation of their most recent edition.

Los Bárbaros 7 features fantastic and science fiction literary contributions.

Los Bárbaros invite

The presentation will be followed by a presentation of the newest edition of the LL Journal and then an end-of-the-year party.

This event is free and open to the public. Join us!


14
Apr 16

21st Annual HLBLL Graduate Student Conference

The City: Voices and Creations

HLBLL’s 21st Annual Student Conference

Dates: April 14-15, 2016

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016)

Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Urayoán Avelar (New York University)
Dr. Bonnie Urciuoli (Hamilton College)

Find the 21st Annual Student Conference on social media: #HLBLL21st

Visit our HLBLL21st website for more information, including keynote bios, accommodations, and the conference schedule (when available).

Follow our conference on Facebook for updates!


08
Apr 16

HLBLL: First Exam Workshop

A First Exam Workshop for students in the Literature Track who wish to take the exam in August, 2016, has been scheduled for Friday, April 8th at 12:00pm in our thesis room, 4116.18.

Please inform Lina if you are attending.


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