Convocatoria Entanglement and the Spaces in Between: Discourses and Processes of Hybridity in Latin America


Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization invites graduate students enrolled in universities in the US and abroad to apply for our 2019 graduate conference: Entanglement and the Spaces in Between: Discourses and Processes of Hybridity in Latin America, taking place February 1st-3rd, 2019 in New Orleans. The deadline for submitting has been extended to November 16.
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“The Tulane Latin American Graduate Organization’s annual graduate conference calls for papers which engage with issues of hybridity not only as a defined product, but as an ongoing practice and a continuous process. We adopt an expansive perspective on both the advantages and drawbacks of the framework of “hybridity,” and welcome proposals that engage with (or challenge) these questions from across academic disciplines:
 
  • How does hybridity manifest as a process or a performance in Latin American Studies?
  • Is hybridity still a relevant framework for conceptualizing Latin American experiences? Have the critiques leveled at the term neutralized its critical thrust?
  • How does the concept of hybridity relate to or perpetuate structures of power?
  • How does hybridity engage with the visible and/or the invisible? What does it simultaneously reveal and conceal about processes of mixing?
  • How does hybridity as a concept enter into and engage with notions of modernity?
  • How do strategies or processes of cultural “reconversion” condition the experiences of their agents? Do they fundamentally alter their relationship to “traditional” cultural forms?
  • How does hybridity relate to issues of globalization, democracy, cultural rights, and/or citizenship?”
For more information and additional translations of the CFP text, please visit the LAGO website.
This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but we solicit proposals about Latin America and the Caribbean understood broadly and flexibly. Please submit an abstract of your paper or a brief description of your project, no more than 250 words, to the proposal form. The deadline has been extended to November 16! 
The conference will take place February 1-3, 2019. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at lago.tulane@gmail.com. We accept proposals in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.