The Spanish section of the Department of Languages and Literatures of Lehman College of the City University of New York, invites you to the Symposium “Economic Imaginaries in the Literature and Cinema of Spain and Latin America” that will take place on the 5th and 6th of April, 2019. This event will be a space of academic dialogue around the representations of money, economy, capital, markets, and monetary systems in Hispanic literatures and cinema of different genres and epochs.
The topics for the symposium include, but are not limited to:
- The story as capital and/or commodity
- Fictions, poetizations, and representations of money
- Representations of trade and monetary values in literature and cinema
- Literary representations of the process of buying and selling
- Moneylenders, usurers, and speculators in literature and cinema
- Languages of economy and economics in narrative, poetry and cinema
- Novels, stories, and narrations around the topic of economy and economics
- Representations of money in literatures from different periods and economic contexts (feudalist, pre-modern, capitalist, post-capitalist, etc.)
- Economic anxieties and the process of professionalization of writers
- Poetry and poetic languages as tools for economic reflection
- Imaginaries and metaphors of wealth, abundance, debt, and bankruptcy
- Representations and questioning of economic systems
- Circulation of literary works and cultural products in different commercial and mercantile circles
- Socioeconomic conditions of production in literary works and cinematic productions
- Movies and literature as an industry: industries of publishing and filmic productions
- Literary and filmic debates around the topic of economic globalization and the circulation of cultural commodities
- Literary and cultural tradition as imaginary capitals
- Practices of translation as symbolic exchange of economic and cultural commodities
Those interested in participating should send a proposal to the following email address:
In order to submit your proposal, please use the document available at out website, and provide your personal information along with a 300 word abstract.
Closed panel proposals will also be welcomed. All panels must have between three and four participants. In order to send a proposal, the chair of each panel must fill out the corresponding document. For more information about the event, please see our our website:
The length of each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. Papers may be presented in English or in Spanish. Papers will not be read in absentia.
The deadline for sending proposals is December 15th 2018. The Organizing Committee will acknowledge submissions upon receipt. Notices of acceptance will go out by January 15th, 2019. Once the proposal is accepted, participants should pay registration fees ($100 for Faculty, and $70 for Graduate Students).
Ciberletras will publish a conference proceeding as a special issue. The papers considered for publication will be under a peer-review process.
COMISIÓN ORGANIZADORA: Marco Ramírez Rojas, Juan Jesús Payán, Óscar Martín, Daniel Fernández.