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CFP: Women in the IBERO-AMERICAN ATLANTIC (1500-1800)

Feb 18-20, 2010

The Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the
College of Charleston calls for papers on Women in the Iberian and Latin
American Atlantic World. The conference will take place in Charleston, South
Carolina, from Feb. 18 to 20, 2010.


This interdisciplinary conference welcomes
papers on Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American history, literature, cultural
production, etc. We hope to examine questions such as: Who were the women that
traveled from the Iberian Peninsula to the New World or vice-versa? What ideas
did they bring with them? What influence did women who did not physically
travel have on the Atlantic world? What role did women play in creating an
Atlantic network? What can women's experience in the Atlantic World tell us
about the Atlantic cultural production, literary exchanges, economy, race
relations, religion, etc., between 1500 and 1800?

Three Keynote Speakers:

1. Lisa Vollendorf: Professor of Spanish, California State
University at Long Beach.
2. Allyson Poska, Professor of History, University of Mary
Washington.
3. Bianca Premo, Associate Professor of History, Florida
International University.

Logistics: The symposium will take place from Thursday to Saturday. The three
keynote speakers will each give a plenary talk. We will also have 5 or 6
additional panels of select participants. This symposium is open (and not
limited) to professors of literature, history, political science, anthropology,
and sociology. We particularly encourage new scholars and graduate students to
submit proposals. The format of the sessions will be roundtable discussion. One
month before the conference each participant will submit their completed paper
to be posted on a secure site. During the session each participant will be
allotted 10 minutes to discuss the main points of their paper. There will be a
respondent for each session and ample time for discussion. There is the
possibility for a volume of selected papers from the conference to be
published in our Carolina Atlantic World Series by the University of
South Carolina Press (For more info. see www.sc.edu/uscpress
<https://gibbes.cofc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.uscpress.edu/>)

Charleston, South Carolina is a prime location for this conference. It was a
major city in the Atlantic World with strong connections to Europe, Africa, and
the Caribbean as well as other parts of North America. South Carolina was also
site of Santa Elena (1566-1587), the northern most Spanish settlement during
the colonial period and the capital of La Florida Province.

Please submit one-page proposals in English and one-page c.v. to Dr. Sarah E.
Owens, Dept. of Hispanic Studies as an attachment to owenss@cofc.edu by August
1, 2009. For more info. on the CLAW program visit www.cofc.edu/atlanticworld/