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Verbal Kaleidoscope
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 4th and 5th, 2018

Our conference is tailored for scholars whose research interests focus on the study of literary creation in indigenous languages as a process of cultural knowledge and the poetic act as a way of promoting the recognition of minority groups in the Americas and Europe. We also encourage the submission of multidisciplinary topics such as the translation of these literatures into universal languages, linguistic coexistence and tension, female leadership in literature and within marginalized communities, music in indigenous languages, spoken word, hybrid literary genres, orality, rituals and traditions, the indigenous in documentary cinema, indigeneity, national and international language diversity policy and the State’s role in cultural safekeeping during the XX and XXI centuries.

Interested participants should submit a 300 word (maximum) abstract that includes the title of their presentation (in Spanish or English), university affiliation and academic rank if applicable. This information should be sent to by November 15, 2017. Prospective participants will be informed about whether or not their proposals have been accepted by December 15, 2017 and how to pay the $100.00 participation fee. The amount of time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes per participant.


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