14th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference: Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic

In celebration of the University of South Carolina's new PhD in Spanish, with a special focus on Transatlantic Studies, we are pleased to announce the 14th AUSCCLC

March 22nd-24th, 2012

Abstracts for 20 minutes papers should be sent to transatlanticSC2012@gmail. com by October 20th, 2011

Analyzing and understanding the historical and cultural processes unique to the transatlantic sphere requires a comparative perspective. To that end, transatlantic studies examine the circulation of goods, ideas and people across the Atlantic, while simultaneously probing the implications of these processes for the nations involved. In keeping with this simultaneous focus on transnational and national coordinates, this colloquium solicits papers with a transatlantic perspective on both the formation and the diasporic nature of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultures. So as to further account for the centrality of African cultural contexts in transatlantic processes, papers dealing with French and Anglophone cultures are also welcome. Our common goal will be to examine how circum-Atlantic and cis-Atlantic processes frame the constitution of transnational and national identities, cultural production, discursive formations and ideas about language. As we aspire to delimit and define historical and cultural processes unique to the Atlantic, the colloquium will encompass both the Colonial period and the past two centuries of nationhood.

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