Call for papers for the the “III International Conference on the Caribbean, Iberoamerican and African Literature and Culture”

The call for papers for the III International Conference on the Caribbean, Iberoamerican and African Literature and Cultures: encounters, exchanges and deviations in difference is open. The Conference aims to provide a privileged space for research, reflection, and debate for scientific and cultural research and will take place at the Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia (UA), from November 23-25, 2022, in an online format. Paper proposals may be submitted until July 15, 2022.

Following on from the previous editions, held at the Instituto de Ciências da Educação de Luanda – ISCED-Luanda, Angola (2019) and the Universidade Zambeze – UniZambeze, Mozambique (2021), this edition will also incorporate content from the literature, culture, and language of the Caribbean, Ibero-American and African countries, in particular, the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. It will be preceded by preparatory activities and conversations in the said online format over May, June, August, September, and October.

This scientific event will pay tribute to Renato Cardoso (the Cape Verdean poet, composer, and diplomat assassinated on September 29 1989) and to Roberto Burgos (the Colombian Caribbean singer, and narrator, awarded the José María Arguedas Narrative Prize from the Casa da Américas 1st National Novel Prize, deceased in 2018). The Conference will provide a forum for dialogue and the construction of international research networks. It will debate contemporary themes transversal to different areas of knowledge. These range from linguistic, legal, economic and socio-cultural policies in the Caribbean, Ibero-American and African spaces of Portuguese-speaking countries, through the critical problematization of the concept of lusophony and hispanophony, and finally to the press, intellectual history of the book and culture, publishing, the arts, and the impact of women’s writing in the context of contemporary thinking and struggles for their rights.

The proposals, which may be in Portuguese, Spanish or English, must include the paper’s title, institutional affiliation, the abstract (up to 250 words), five keywords, and a brief biographical note (up to 150 words). They should be submitted to:

[Posted: 03-06-2022]