jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

Call for Papers

"Intercultural Dialogues and Crossings among the East, the Americas, and the Iberian Peninsula"

Keynote Speaker

Mexican poet, novelist and playwright Carmen Boullosa



The Dept. of Literary Studies at The New School for Liberal Arts, the Janey Program in Latin American Studies, at the New School for Social Research,  and University of California, Merced organize:

the 7th Conference on East-West Intercultural Relations



Place: Eugene Lang College, The New School For Liberal Arts
Date: March 26-27, 2015





You are invited to present a paper dedicated to one of the following subthemes (other subthemes related to the main theme of the conference will be accepted.)


-        Western travelers in Japan

-        Japanese travelers in the West

-        Image of Japan in Hispanic literature and culture

-        Image of the Hispanic world in Japanese literature and culture

-        Japonisme

-        Orientalism and self-orientalization in Japanese and Nippon-Latin American cultural production

-        Hispanic Orientalism in literature and film

-        Trans-Pacific Studies

-        Travel narratives

-        Exoticization and idealization of the Oriental “Other”

-        Orientalism and Occidentalism

-        Asian and Arab literature and culture in the Hispanic world

-        Cooleism

-        Asian and Arab testimonials, memoirs, and autobiographies

-        Representation of Asian and Arab women in the Hispanic world

-        Asian and Arab Diasporas

-        Filipino literature in Spanish

-        Chinatowns in the Americas

-        Asian and Arab religiosity and "witchcraft" in the Americas

-        Transculturation and hybridity

-        Transnationalism and globalization

-        Racialization of Jews in the Hispanic world

-        Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Lusophone world



Carmen Boullosa

Time: There will be a maximum of 20 minutes to present the paper (about 8 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12).

Publication: If presenters are interested, they can submit their papers to our academic journal Transmodernity: Journal of Periferal Production of the Luso-Hispanic World (http://escholarship.org/uc/ssha_transmodernity) to be evaluated by the editorial committee.


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Abstract: Please send your abstract via email before November 1, 2014 along with a brief biography (maximum of 10 lines) to any of the following emails:

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo


Dr. Juan E. de Castro



Languages: Papers can be presented in Spanish or English.

Registration:  Deadline Dec. 31, 2014. For online payment go to

►USA/Asia: $100

    Graduate students - USA/Asia: $75


►Europe: 80 euros

    Graduate students - Europa: 60 euros

►Latin America and Africa: $60


Please send a check signed to University of California Regents. The address is the following:

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA. 95343


Hotels and Transportation: TBA



Selling books: Please let us know if you are interested in selling your books whenever you send your abstract.


Contacts (co-organizers):

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo

University of California, Merced


Dr. Juan E. de Castro

Eugene Lang College, The New School For Liberal Arts




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