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CFP: Third Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies SILAS 2011

Third Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies SILAS 2011 – Dublin City University
Friday, March 11th ; Saturday, 12th March 2011
Location: Ireland
Call for Papers Date: 2010-10-29

Secrets and Lies
clandestine…hidden…concealed…covert…
…private…confidential…
…secretive…
…occult… obscure… mysterious…

All these concepts can be present and instrumental in the interactions between people, societies, cultures, civilisations and all their artefacts…

The many guises of secrets, and the multi-facetted nature and impact of lies permeate all aspects of all relationships, be it at private or public levels. For this very reason, this cross-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary conference aims at providing a platform on which to discuss all occurrences of secrets and lies arising between Ireland, Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia.

We invite abstracts and posters related to the above topic from academic fields such as comparative literature, intercultural studies, language studies, translation studies, migration studies, business studies, media and communications, law, geography, art, literature, visual studies, sexuality studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, women studies, gender studies, queer studies, art history, and history. Practitioners from varied professional backgrounds are also welcome. The conference committee welcomes abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations for the following themes:

1. Secrets, lies, and Time
* Revisiting history…
* Private versus public narratives…
* Translation, secrets and lies…

2. Secrets, lies, and the Personal
* Omitting, forgetting, unsaying the truth about oneself…
* Secret lives…
* Intimacy, imagination and travelling…
* The languages of secrets and lies…

3. Secrets, lies, and Culture
* Cultural representations of secrets and lies…
* Expressing secrets and lies through the arts…
* Religion, secrets and lies…

4. Self, Selves, Sexuality and Society
* Institutionalising secrets and lies…
* Business, secrets and lies…
* Politics, secrets and lies…
* Diplomacy, secrets and lies…

Proposals on other themes dealing with Ireland, Latin America and Iberia are also encouraged to be presented at the Conference.

All abstracts proposals (oral and/or poster presentations) are to be submitted using the online form.

The languages of the conference are English, Irish, Spanish and Portuguese. The language of the submission piece is the language of the presentation. Only abstracts submitted through our submission form will be considered. The submission form contains the following fields:

* Title of Applicant
* First Name of Applicant
* Surname of Applicant
* Institution and Country of Applicant
* Email of Applicant
* Title of Abstract
* Abstract – 300 words maximum
* Biography – 150 words maximum
* Keywords – 5 maximum

Abstracts to be submitted: *Friday October 29th 2010 *
Acceptance confirmation: *Friday November 19th 2010

Jean-Philippe Imbert (SALIS),
Dublin City University,
Dublin 9,
Ireland
Tel: +353-1-7005000
Email: jean-philippe.imbert@dcu.ie

Visit the website at http://www.dcu.ie/salis/conferencesecretsandlies2011/call_for_papers.shtml

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