Swansea University, 6-7 July 2021

Keynote Speakers: Dr Luis (Iñaki) Prádanos-García (Miami University); Dr Lesley Wylie (University of Leicester)

The resurgent theme of the environment provides a thought-provoking interface between numerous disciplines ranging from Literature and History to Media, Politics, Geography and Life Sciences.

Although scholars from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and Lusophone Africa are already involved in intercontinental collaboration and dialogue on issues connected to ecocriticism, research publication in this area has been limited. It is equally true, however, that some momentum is gathering: contemporary Latin Americanists and Spanish Peninsular scholars are beginning to rewrite ecological theory as they apply it to new contexts, thereby enriching multicultural, transnational, and interdisciplinary debates about literature, art, and the future of the planet.  The participation of the Swansea Environment Forum and City & County of Swansea will enrich discussions by providing details of local priorities and identifying pathways for university-community collaboration.

Postgraduate Research students are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Proposals may relate to the following broad topics but need not be limited to them and can include discussion of other cultural, ethical, linguistic, literary or theoretical aspects of ‘Green Hispanisms’. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

  • Animal Studies
  • Anthropocene
  • Bioregionalism
  • Climate Change
  • Desert
  • Digital Ecology
  • Ecofeminism
  • Economic degrowth
  • Eco-Translation
  • Empire and Environment
  • Indigenous Populations
  • Interspecies communication
  • Landscape
  • Literature and Activism           
  • Migrant Ecologies
  • The ‘Other’
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Posthumanism
  • Resources: land, water
  • Wilderness

Proposals for individual 20-minute papers (300 words in English, Spanish or Portuguese) or for panels (rationale of 100 words, details of participants, titles and individual abstracts of 100 words) should be emailed to Brígida Pastor (b.pastor@swansea.ac.uk) (proposals from Portugal, Spain, or Latin America) or to Lloyd Davies (l.h.davies@swansea.ac.uk) (proposals from the UK or US) by March 31 2021.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Instituto Cervantes and the University Council of Modern Languages.

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