CfP: Central America: Spaces, cartographies and representations

Call for papers, deadline 1 June 2020

Versions in French and Spanish available here: https://calenda.org/767181

 

 

We dedicate the next issue of Amérika magazine to "Central America: Spaces, cartographies and representations". This publication is an extension of the international colloquium of the European Research Network on Central America (RedISCA https://rediscablog.wordpress.com/) organized at the University of Nantes (CRINI laboratory) on November 14, 15 and 16, 2019.

 

As a space, Central America constantly reveals its complexity to us. That is why we pose this question for reflection in this call: In what way and from what tools can we think of contemporary Central American spaces, their history and configuration? Michel Foucault points out in his lecture “Des espaces autres” to what extent the current era might be considered the era of space, unlike the nineteenth century and its obsession with time. This "spatial or geographic turn" leads us to think about human and social facts from a certain place. This leads us to contemplate the way in which that space is reflected, imagined, or recreated. Likewise, power relations and their exercise can be clearly determined based on a distribution and organization of public spaces. The rehabilitation of the theoretical reflection generated around spatial notions, landscape, political, cultural and / or ethnic borders, real or imaginary cartographic representations, and so forth is highly productive in approaching a specific region and understood from multiple perspectives and disciplines.

 

From that perspective, Central America is portrayed as a fertile ground for the interdisciplinary study of space, starting from the multiple classifications historically used to configure geographic delimitations of the region (national and regional borders) but also delimitations or identity identifications.

 

The objective of this issue is to suggest ways of reflection from the notion of space from the study, either of the Central American geographic spaces themselves (geographic, cartographic, historical analysis) or of their representation in the imaginary, literature, music, the cinema or the visual arts. In this way we will question the production of cultural spaces, the creation or construction of identities in relation to geographic differences (urban and rural spaces), the structuring of space and power or the construction of space and discrimination, among others. We are therefore interested in thinking about Central American space regarding its demographic, political, ethnic, gender and artistic multiplicity.

 

Suggested topics

 

  1. Imaginary representations of space in literature and the visual arts (Maps, imaginary cartographies and identities)
  2. Borders, limits, borders and mobility in Central America. Regional and transregional / transnational networks. The Central American diaspora and other regions of the world
  3. Public spaces, control, power and gender relations. Geographical distribution, periphery and discrimination
  4. Indigenous cultures, spaces of inclusion / exclusion, sacred spaces / profane spaces
  5. Representations of the landscape, ecocritical / ecopoetic. Configuration and representations of rural and urban spaces
  6. Memory places, the archive and inscriptions on spaces

 

Submission guidelines

 

  • Deadline for submission proposals: June 1, 2020

  • Deadline for submission of articles (after having been accepted by the reading committee): June 15, 2020
  • Publication of accepted articles: July 2020

 

Article proposals must contain a maximum of 1,000 characters. They can be presented in Spanish, French, English, or Portuguese. Our house style sheet for articles is located on the webpage for Amerika (www.amerika.openedition.org). Articles can be presented in one or several of the following languages: Spanish, French, English, or Portuguese. 40,000 characters is the maximus length for articles (including bibliography and footnotes).

 

Send articles to: amerika@openedition.org

 

Editorial Committee

 

  • Daniel Attala (Maître de Conférences, Littérature et Civilisation hispano-américaine, Université de Lorient)
  • Françoise Bouvet (PRAG, Littérature hispano-américaine, Université Rennes 2)
  • Andrés Castro Roldán (Maître de Conférences, Civilisation hispano-américaine, Université Rennes 2)
  • Joël Delhom (Maître de Conférences, Civilisation hispano-américaine, Université de Lorient)
  • Inmaculada Fábregas (Professeur, Université de Bretagne Sud)
  • Anaïs Fabriol (Maître de Conférences, Université Rennes 2)
  • Chrystelle Fortineau (Professeur, Linguistique, Université Rennes 2)
  • Rita Godet (Professeur, Littérature Brésilienne, Université Rennes 2)
  • Nathalie Ludec (Professeur, Civilisation hispano-américaine, Université Rennes 2)
  • Anne Puech (Maître de Conférences, Arts visuels et civilisation des pays hispanophones, Université Rennes 2)
  • Rodolphe Robin (Maître de Conférences, Civilisation latino-américaine, Université Rennes 2)
  • Claire Sourp (Maître de Conférences, Littérature hispano-américaine, Université Rennes 2)

 

Scientific Committee

 

  • Pierre-Luc Abramson (Professeur, Amérique hispanique, histoire des idées, XIX et XXe siècles)
  • Fernando Aínsa (Écrivain, littérature et civilisation hispano-américaine, Espagne)
  • Daniel Balderston (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, University of Pittsburgh, États-Unis)
  • Karim Benmiloud (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier, IUF)
  • Zila Bernd (Professeur, littérature et civilisation brésilienne, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brésil)
  • Gérard Borras (Professeur, civilisation hispano-américaine, Université de Rennes 2)
  • Ligia Chiappini (Professeur, littérature et civilisation brésilienne, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Allemagne)
  • Jean-François Coté (Professeur, sciences sociales, UQAM, Canada)
  • Juan Carlos Cruz Suárez (Professeur, Histoire, mémoire, Amérique hispanique coloniale et contemporaine, Aahrus Universitet)
  • Christian Duverger (Directeur d’études, archéologie, Histoire, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
  • Jean-Paul Duviols (Professeur émérite, histoire et didactique, Université Paris IV – Sorbonne)
  • Eurídice Figueiredo (Professeur, littérature brésilienne, Universidade federal Fluminense - Rio)
  • Rita Godet (Professeur, littérature brésilienne, Université de Rennes 2)
  • Claudia Hammerschmidt (Professeur, Universität Jena, Allemagne)
  • Noé Jitrik (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Université de Buenos Aires)
  • Martín Kohan (Écrivain, Professeur, littérature et culture hispano-américaines, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • Michel Lafon † (Professeur, littérature argentine, Université de Grenoble 3)
  • Fortunato Malimacci, (Professeur, sociologie, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • Francine Masiello (Professeur, littérature comparée, University of California at Berkeley)
  • Ángeles Mateo del Pino (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canarias)
  • Ricardo Melgar (Professeur, Amérique hispanique, histoire sociale, XIX et XXe siècles)
  • Jean-Yves Mérian (Professeur, civilisation brésilienne, Université de Rennes 2)
  • Javier Pérez Siller (Professeur, Histoire, BUAP, Mexique)
  • Ricardo Piglia † (Écrivain, Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Princeton University, États-Unis)
  • Adela Pineda (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Boston University, États-Unis)
  • Néstor Ponce (Professeur, littérature et civilisation hispano-américaine, Université de Rennes 2)
  • Jorge Ruffinelli (Professeur, littérature hispano-américaine, Stanford University, États-Unis)
  • Licia Soares de Souza (Professeur, littérature brésilienne, Universidade da Bahia)
  • Ana María Zubieta (Professeur, philosophie et lettres, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentine)

 

Posted: 
06/04/2020