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CSPILAS organises International Graduate Conference on "Art and Literature from Conflict zones in India, Spain and Latin America"

CSPILAS organises International Graduate Conference on "Art and Literature from Conflict zones in India, Spain and Latin America"

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CSPILAS organises International Graduate Conference on "Art and Literature from Conflict zones in India, Spain and Latin America"
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Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies
School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India


15th July, 2021.
Conference dates: 26th to 27thOctober


Conflict zones in today’s world include struggles around racial, ethnic and gender identities in relation to climate change, global economic earthquakes, genocides, displacement, homelessness and mass exodus across unstable geopolitical borders. Personal relationships have become increasingly political as they get entangled with communitarian ones; Art and literature around global/local spaces of activism and critical thinking,have today become the most influential ways of building solidarities through injustice, criminality, abandonment and despair. The conference will be an attempt to shed light upon various manifestations of art, literature and activism from India, Spain and Latin America amidst conflicts for human dignity, social security, and a sustainable world order.


Conference panels will be related, but not limited to
  1. Spontaneous poetry, public debates and recitations, printed essays.
  2. Literatures of protest, assembly and prison.
  3. Posters, Graffiti, and Street Art in public spaces and in literatures.
  4. Literature and Cinema: Feature Films, Documentaries.
  5. Photography, Animation and their literatures.
  6. Visual literature: Graphic novels, Comics, any other
  7. Poetry, paintings, Sketches and Cartoons.
  8. Theatre,Flash mobs,Mass Dance, Live drawings, poetry in public spaces,
  9. Blogs, Media, Virtual Shows, Television serials, Stand-up comedy.
  10. Televisionnews, Print media, La Nueva crónica.
  11. Literatures of eco-disaster, exile, and diaspora.
  12. Any other.
The conference will bea virtual oneheld on adigital platform. A Scientific Committee will peer review all abstracts to decide on the papers that will be accepted for presentation in the conference.The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, linguistics, architecture, geography and others.Abstracts in Spanish or English of up to 250 words should be sent by 15th July 2021 to: Please use Arial font 12 in 1.50 space aligned in Justify mode, that is distribute your text evenly between the margins.
Please do not write your name in the abstract. It should only show the title of your abstract and the abstract. This should not give any hint about your name or identity.The attachment of the abstract should be named as Abstract and a key word from the title of your abstract.
Your name, institutional affiliation,department, designation, email and mobile number should appear on a separate sheet, attached separately in the same email. This attachment should be named as Bio.
In the Subject of your email, write your name followed by GrConf21.CSPILAS. for example, indraniGrConf21.CSPILAS.
Please be careful about the above-mentioned format and procedure of submission. Do note that your abstract could be rejected if these steps are not followed.
Registration is free. All papers complying with editorial and peer review requirements will be included in a possible proceeding of the conference, a bookor a journal, depending on acceptance by a publisher or a journal.
A Scientific Committee, Plenary Speakers and a Keynote Speaker will be announced in the second circular of this Graduate Conference.


Indrani Mukherjee                                                                            
Coordinator of the conference                                                        
Prof. Mazhar Asif
Chairperson and Dean
Organising committee
Faculty, CSPILAS
Student Volunteers
Administrative Staff and
Digital Staff from CIS

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