The Cervantes Institute at Harvard University once more invites researchers interested in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures to present their work to the academic community. This invitation is extended to those who are beginning their professional career and to experts in these fields.

This year’s symposium will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Instituto Cervantes’ founding, so the general subject on which the papers will focus will be the study and status of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the United States over the last three decades. We welcome proposals, from any of the above-mentioned disciplines, related to any of the five areas of study of the Observatorio:

-Spanish language in the U.S.

-Culture and thought in Spanish

-Languages and cultures in contact

-Translation of Spanish in the U.S.

-Teaching of Spanish in the U.S.

Celebrated once again online, the symposium will have the same structure as the previous year: two sessions, each including a keynote lecture and four 15-minute papers, followed by a final debate. The keynote lecturers this year are Luis Girón Negrón (Harvard University) and James Fernandez (NYU).

The presentations must be unpublished papers and may be delivered in either English or Spanish. Those interested should send their proposals in a Word document, including name and institution, title of paper, as well as an abstract of no more than 200 words, to:

Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday, March 12th. Notification of acceptance by Friday, April 16th.

See attached flyer for more information. 

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