Call for Papers—Anglo-Iberian Relations: from the Medieval to the Modern


The due date for the CFP for the Anglo-Iberian Relations: from the Medieval to the Modern, Session “Re-envisioning a Continent: English Travelers and Writers in 19th Century Latin America,” has been extended to May 27th. Anglo-Iberian Relations: from the Medieval to the Modern will take place in Zafra, Extremadura, Spain, October 19-21, 2017. [For general CFP, see]


Possible topics, but not limited to:

Individual Travelers (H. Hudson, Ch. Darwin, H. Bingham, F.B Head, Mac Cann, R, Fitz Roy, R. Burton, J. Andrews, J. Lloyd Stephen, etc.). The British travelers as modern conquistadores.

Influence of British travelers in national literatures and literary traditions (i.e. Hudson and the gauchesca, Alberdi, Echeverría and Gutiérrez reading the English travel accounts of the Pampas, Borges and Hudson, Borges and Conrad, etc.). Nation and translation.

Traveling backwards: Sarmiento and Bolívar narrating Europe and North America

The traveler’s gaze: description and narration; appropriation and espectacularization of the landscape; the aesthetic of photography. Orientalism and exoticism.

Travel and modernity: the scientific travel, the museum, the university and other institutions. National Geographic and/vs Royal Society.

Latin America as scientific object: nature, morality, ethics, sentimentalism, and scientificism. Drawings, pictures, and the (romantic) depiction of Otherness. Archeology and Ethnography.

Revalorization of the past, ancient peoples and the imperialistic gaze: the gaucho, the llanero, and the Indian; landscape and peoples, cities, towns, and postas; the Pampas, and the Andes. Colonialism and postcolonialism.

Travel and empire: travel as legitimative force, geopolitics and colonialism. The foreigner and the affirmation of identities. Narrating the Other. The British traveler and the “primitive” American

Naturalism and Fiction: travel as the excuse for the text. Martínez Estrada and the “novela del viaje”. Travels and Stops along the way: to move and to stay, its effects in narration.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length, and can be presented in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Please, send a 250 words abstract in English, and 2 pages CV by May 27, 2017 to Mariana Zinni, Queens College (CUNY)

[Image above: Frederic E. Church’s “The Heart of the Andes” (1859).]

For general call, see

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