Texas Tech University

Language, Image, Power

Language, Image, Power:
Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice
Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas
October 10-12, 2019

Conference Announcement

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: July 15, 2019

The "Language, Image, Power" conference will take up the history, evolution and future of Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies as both a discipline and a set of working practices. Stuart Hall famously encouraged us to think of culture as a "site of negotiation, the arena of consent and resistance where the struggle for and against a culture of the powerful is engaged." With this in mind, the goal of this conference will be to share ideas about how Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies has grown out of and radically reconsidered some of the basic premises of Cultural Studies since the 1960s to address the many cultures of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.


Mabel Moraña (U of Washington, St. Louis)
Latin American Cultural Studies:
Accomplishments, Shortcomings, and New Agendas. An Updated Report

Germán Labrador Méndez (Princeton U)
New Directions in Iberian Cultural Studies?
Radical Cartographies and Utopic Hispanisms After 2008

Mario Rufer (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
Cultural Studies in Mexico: Toward a Disobedient Geneaology

Palmar Álvarez Blanco (Carleton College) and Steven Torres (U of Nebraska)
Cultural Studies Counter-Practices of Emancipatory Research and Education


The Language, Image, Power conference is hosted by the Spanish and Portuguese program of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.


We invite panels on all topics relevant to Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies. Workshops, collaborative panels and presentations that bridge the gap between theory and practice in the form of community engagement, political activism and what happens in the classroom are particularly welcome.

Please submit your abstract to LIPConference2019@ttu.edu by July 15, 2019 for consideration. The conference presentation formats include the following options: 1) individual 20-minute presentations, 2) pre-organized panels of three or four presenters, 3) collaborative roundtables, and 4) workshops. Notifications of acceptance and registration information will be sent by August 9, 2019.

All queries should be sent to LIPConference2019@ttu.edu.