Center and Periphery in 21st-century Literature, Cinema, Art from Spain

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2021
Location: 
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Modern European History / Studies, Race Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The many cultures of the Spanish territory have interacted in more or less violent ways towards each other through history, which led to the use of the expression “center vs periphery” where center meant the Castilian identity and periphery was the other cultures of Spain.

This seminar wishes to explore the many meanings of what center vs periphery represent today in literature, cinema, and art in Spain.

Is there a unified Spanish identity? Is there still a tension between center and periphery? If so, what is that tension? What matters more in the center vs periphery mindset:  linguistic identity, political identity, racial identity…? Are migrants, refugees, Spaniards born abroad… the periphery? Are women the periphery? What about BIPOC, LGTBQ+ and differently abled people? Are they the periphery?

 

53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)

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I will be chairing this session at NeMLA, please, submit your paper proposal before September 30, 2021, for this seminar here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)

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