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Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke (2013). Ed. by Francisco Collado.



A Contested West: New Readings of Place in the American West (2013), Ed. by M. Simonson, D. Río and A. Ibarrarán



Unsteadily Marching On: The US South in Motion (2013), Ed. by Constante González Groba



Women in Transit Through Literary Liminal Spaces (2013), Ed. T. Gómez Reus & Terry Gifford




De-Centring Cultural Studies (2013), Ed. by Patricia Bastida Rodríguez et al.




"The Image and the Word: Interactions between American Literature, Media, Visual Arts and Film"



SALAMANCA, APRIL 10-12, 2019




Call for Panels


Send your proposal

Please send Panel and Talkshop proposals to Eulalia Piñero (eulalia.pinero@uam.es) and/or Viorica Patea (vioricap@usal.es) before April 1, 2018, using one of the forms provided.

Panel coordinators will be notified in early May 2018 as to whether panels have been accepted or not.


Panel Proposals:

Submissions should include:

- A Panel title

- A brief description of the panel focus

- A short bio of the panel coordinator, and contact information

Please download and fill up on of the following forms:

-PANEL PROPOSAL: M.S. Word / Fillable PDF


Talkshop Proposals:

As was agreed during the General Assembly, "pedagogic Talkshops" will also be welcome ("How to teach ..../ How to approach...."). Rather than formal papers, this format allows for a more conversational presentation (of 3-4 people) of various teaching experiences or critical approaches to a common theme. Talkshop proposals should likewise include:

- A Talkshop title

- A brief description of the theme

- A short bio of the talkshop coordinator and of the other 2/3 discussants

- Contact information

Please download and fill up on of the following forms:



We also encourage Full Panel Proposals:

Panel coordinators should submit a 200-word rationale for the panel as whole. For each contributor, please submit a 250-word abstract, a short bio, and contact information. Panels should include three papers.

Please download and fill up on of the following forms:


We will also consider panels unrelated to the Conference theme.


Guidelines for Panel Coordination

Each panel will consist of one chair and three panelists (the chair may be one of the participants). Only in the case of a double-session will a second chair be considered. The second session of a panel will be directed either by the same person or by another scholar designated by the original Chair. Co-charing is possible only in panels with two sessions.

The role of the chair will be to synthesize, comment, and sum up the three contributions as well as to foster audience participation.

Panel chairs who have accepted 6 good papers and wish to organize a second session should communicate this as soon as possible to Viorica Patea (vioricap@usal.es) and/or Rodrigo Andrés (rodrigoandres@ub.edu) by email. Classroom and time availability may be limited and selection will be made on a first come, first served basis.

All panel sessions (1 or 2) can only accommodate up to three speakers each. There will be no exceptions made to this rule.

Conference Organizers will provide the panel chairs with a certificate that specifies the panel (s)he has directed as well as certificates for all panel participants.

The duration of each panel is one hour and thirty minutes. Panelists will have a maximum of 20 minutes for their presentations. Chairs must adhere to strict time limits in order to allow for a discussion and question period of thirty minutes at the end of each session.

Papers must be delivered personally and cannot be read by second-parties. Panelists must be present for the entire session or they will not be awarded a certificate of participation. And, ideally, in the case of a double-session, participants should attend both sessions as well.

Participation is limited to one paper and one panel. Apart from directing a panel, chairs may deliver a paper in their own, or in another panel.

Panel Chairs should discourage participants from reading their papers verbatim, and instead encourage lively debates with the audience.

Chairs should get in contact with the Conference Organizers at least two months in advance in order to communicate any equipment needed in their sessions.

Panel chairs and scholars named by the Board of Directors and the Conference Organizing Committee will make a first selection of possible contributions to be considered for publication. This volume will not be a collection of proceedings and, consequently, the pre-selection process shall be rigorous. The acceptance of a paper proposal does not automatically guarantee its publication.

There will be a miscellaneous panel directed by Viorica Patea and Rodrigo Andrés, which will accommodate contributions based on the theme of the conference but that do not specifically match any one of the conference panels.




Doctoral Students: Send us your proposals for the Felix Martín Doctoral Seminar