Sesiones abiertas

Las siguientes sesiones están abiertas:

  1. Death and Gender in the Early Modern Hispanic World  / Muerte y género en el mundo hispano en los siglos xv-xviii:
  • Proposals for presentations on any aspects of  the intersection of death and gender in literature, culture and history in the Early Modern Hispanic World (15-18th centuries), such as the instructions for one´s burial, wills, funeral monuments and their inscriptions, texts on how to prepare for dying for men or women, victims of  pandemics, treatment of relics, portraits of dead nuns or children, vanitas and memento mori, envisioning of post-mortem resurrection and life in paintings or descriptions, etc.
  • Proposal dealing with more  recent events  (Spanish influenza, día de las muertos, etc.) are accepted if a historical perspective is included.
  • Some more suggestions can be found at
  • Please send a title and short abstract in Spanish or English to Enrique Fernández,  by February 11, 2022.

2. Translating Indigeneities / Traduciendo la indigeneidad

  • This panel will focus on different ways indigeneity has been incorporated into Latin American cultures by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers/artists. The metaphor of translation used in the title of the panel points to the process of domestication and foreignization that inform the dynamics at play. The former refers to the strategy of making the translated text closely conform to the culture of the language being translated to, whereas the latter focuses on retaining information from the source text, and involves deliberately breaking the conventions of the target language to preserve its meaning. The process this panel will explore, however, does not necessarily involve two languages (although presentations addressing two languages are welcome as well), but rather the attempts to introduce the Indigenous condition into the mainstream discourse and the challenges related to such endeavours.
  • Please send a title and short abstract in Spanish or English to Wojciech Tokarz,, by February 11, 2022.

3. Fantastic, Mythical, and Legendary Beasts of the Hispanic World

  • This panel will examine different representations of animals and imaginary beasts across Hispanic literary productions and media. Working to better understand how Spanish and Latin American authors spanning many countries and centuries have understood animals and beasts and interacted with them, the session will shed further light on the use of animals as symbols and emblems, as well as how they have been employed to create others and monsters. The panel welcomes papers including, but not limited to, medieval, colonial and contemporary Hispanic studies in areas like literature, visual arts, and film studies. Please send a title and short abstract in Spanish or English to Ailén Cruz at by February 11, 2022.

4. Showtime! El espectáculo en la literatura, las artes y la cultura en el orbe hispano (s.XIX-XXI)

  • El panel invita presentaciones que exploren las diversas relaciones entre el espectáculo y la literatura, las artes y la cultura en Latinoamérica y España, con preferencia en los siglos XIX, XX y XXI.  
  • Por “espectáculo” se entiende, en un sentido amplio, la manifestación pública de las artes (teatro, cine, música y performance), deportes y actividades diversas como el toreo, las fiestas populares y los concursos de belleza. Ejemplos en el ámbito latinoamericano son las crónicas modernistas sobre entretenimientos y fiestas a fines del s.XIX, los textos sobre la experiencia del espectador de cine en autores como Cabrera Infante, los textos de Cortázar, Garibay y Halfon sobre el boxeo, Galeano, Villoro, Sacheri sobre el futbol, o las crónicas sobre espectáculos populares de Monsiváis, entre otros. Desde el ámbito académico, cabe citar, las investigaciones sobre performance y espacio público en Argentina de Diana Taylor o la reciente colección de ensayos sobre deportes y nacionalismo en Latinoamérica editada por Fernández L’Hoeste, McKee Irwin y Poblete.
  • Enviar resúmenes de 250 a 300 palabras y un breve CV al Prof. Dan Russek ( antes del 11 de febrero de 2022.

5. Medieval Encounters in Iberia: Society, Culture, Language, and Politics

  • The Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH) welcome abstract proposals on any theme related to medieval culture, society and history of the Iberian Peninsula (711-1492). These may include:
    • Al-Andalus / Sefarad
    • Alphonso X of Castile
    • Convivencia [cohabitation]
    • Historiography
    • Hagiography
    • Pilgrimage
    • Iconography
    • Medieval Society
    • Folklore and Religion
  • As the title and the description of the panel reflect we invite you to present new approaches of analysis in the study of different medieval. The duration of each presentation will be 20 minutes. Abstracts may be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
  • Proposal submission process:
    • Abstracts of 150-250 words should be sent as an email attachment (word or PDF format) to;
    • Proposals should include “medieval Iberia” in the subject line of the email.
    • All submissions must include an abstract title, the full name(s) of the author(s), the author affiliation, mailing address and email address in the body of the abstract.
    • DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by February 15, 2022.
    • Contributors selected for the sessions must be members of ACH in order to present their papers.
    • Abstracts may be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
  • Organizers:
    • Yolanda Iglesias is an Associate Professor of Medieval literature at the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Her areas of specialization include: La Celestina, celestinesque genre, Siete Partidas, Alphonso X, Medieval Iberia, and medieval social themes such as prostitution, matrimony, violence and death
    • David Navarro is Associate Professor of Medieval literature at Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas. His areas of specialization include religious minorities in Medieval Iberia, Biblical exegesis, Medieval Jurisprudence and Sephardic Diaspora.