CALL FOR PAPERS: 14th Biennial Conference of the SRBHP

14th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry El poder de la palabra poética en España y el Nuevo Mundo

Keynote speakers: Juan Montero, Universidad de Sevilla  and Anna More, Universidade de Brasília

University of California, Irvine, October 17-19, 2019

The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of proposals for papers and prearranged panels on any aspect of the study of Spanish and Latin American poetry of the Renaissance and the Baroque. Discussion papers and workshops on theory, pedagogy, translation, and other relevant topics are also welcome. In particular, we welcome papers devoted to issues related to power and authority understood in a broad sense. Topics may include (but are not limited to): -Power and gender -The rhetorical power of words -The power of religious poetry -The political power of poetic discourse -Poetry and war, arms and letters -Poetry and subjection -Representation and power -Power in epic vs. lyrical poetry -Poetics of race -The power of love lyric -Metaphor and power -Subaltern poetic voices Paper proposals should be of about 250 words in length. Proposals for panels and other special sessions could be of around 500 words in length. Please include name, rank, affiliation, title and abstract for each presenter. For panels, the titles and abstracts of each of the papers.

Kindly send proposals (as a Word attachment) and questions to: The deadline for receiving proposals is April 15, 2019. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the end of April or beginning of May. To participate in the conference you must be a member of the SRBHP. You can pay your membership at the SRBHP website (, or contact Mark Mascia ( to become a member or renew your membership. For membership in Europe, please contact Ignacio García Aguilar (