Latinx Lives, Matters, and Imaginaries honors the spirit of the late Juan Flores whose scholarship put race and class at the center of his work. His imprint and prodigious intellectual legacy exhorts Latina/o literary criticism to keep race at the center of our theoretical concerns.
Proposals for panels or individual papers are welcomed. Undergraduate and graduate submissions are encouraged.
In addition to two days of presentations by scholars from across the country, this conference will include the following special events:
Thursday, April 13, 2017: Keynote address by Claudia Milian, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Duke University
Saturday, April 15, 2017: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, author of When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio; Women Warriors of Afro-Latina Diaspora; and The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria.
Miriam Jiménez Román, moderator, Executive Director Afro-Latin@ Forum, co-editor The Afro-Latina/o Reader: History and Culture of the United States.
Please send abstracts of 250 words and queries to Professor Richard Perez and Belinda Linn Rincón at email@example.com.
Due date for abstracts: December 12, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2017
Pre-registration dates: January 17 - March 15, 2017
Conference dates: April 13-15, 2017
Conference Registration Fees:
Full-time and adjunct faculty: $150 (pre-registration); $200 (onsite registration)
Graduate students: $75 (pre-registration); $100 (onsite registration)
Undergraduate students: $20 (registration)
John Jay College undergraduates and graduates: free