CFP: XVII Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference

Hosted at the University of Houston, the XVII Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference will be held April 25-27, 2024. The meeting theme, “The Right to Write, Speak and Be in Times of Banning, Censorship and Persecution,” seeks to highlight the resistance to state oppression of ideology, identity, race, sexuality, language, immigration status, etc. From the call for proposals:

Archivists, librarians, linguists, historians, critics, theorists and community members are invited to share examples of the legacy they are recovering, preserving and making available of Hispanic peoples—whether residents, immigrants or exiles—of the United States over the past centuries. We seek papers and posters in either English or Spanish that highlight these many contributions, but also offer critical ways to rethink issues of agency, gender, sexualities, race/ethnicity, environmental justice, class, power and others.

We encourage papers that make use of archival research that provoke a revision of established literary interpretations and/or historiographies from the colonial period to 1980. Presentations and posters on material between 1960-1980 must be focused on civil rights and the documentary legacy of Latinas/os/es.

We invite proposals on the following themes:

  • 1960-1980 only movement(s)-related research
  • Analytical studies of recovered authors and/or texts
  • Collections and archives: accessioning and critical archive studies
  • Critical, historical and theoretical approaches to recovered texts
  • Curriculum development: integrating recovered texts into teaching at university and K-12 levels
  • Documenting the fight for equality
  • Environmental justice
  • Feminisms
  • Folklore/oral histories
  • Gender and sexualities
  • Historiography
  • Language, translation, bilingualism and linguistics
  • Library and information science
  • Material culture
  • Printing and publishing
  • Religious thought and practice
  • Social implications and cultural analyses
  • US Latino digital humanities

Submit your proposal at by October 22, 2023.

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