Iberian Connections: Radical Presentisms

Spanish and Portuguese would like to announce the first session of Iberian Connections for the fall semester. The overall theme of the semester is Contemporary Pasts.

Issue 7.1, conducted by Karina López (Yale), engages the voices of Chad Leahy (Denver), Nicholas Jones (Bucknell), and Rachel Stein (Tulane) to discuss “Radical Presentisms: Putting the Early Modern to Work.” This panel will speak on the question of how the present radically informs some of the critical questions we need to ask about the past. Blackness, Black Iberia, and #BlackLivesMatter, as well as Critical Race Studies and Public and Collective Humanities constitute the theoretical and practical backdrop to this conversation.

This session will take place via Zoom - September 17th 2020 at 5:00pm; please register in advance to receive the Zoom link here: https://forms.gle/78FL1pgovPRm78AM9

We are asking for your contribution in gathering preliminary materials. Our guests are preparing materials and ideas for us to discuss and think with them. Nicholas Jones has prepared a reading list, plus a short paper on “Black/Early/Iberia”. Rachel Stein, likewise, has suggested her own reading list, as well as a paper outlining her ideas “Imagining a Collectivist Humanities”. We will be including more materials before, and probably after, September 17th.

Please, do not hesitate to send us your ideas and interventions. We will be happy to publish them as part of this important conversation. If you do, make sure you include ALL of the following:

  • Title (about 4 words)
  • Subtitle (no more than 8 words)
  • Abstract (150 words maximum)
  • Main text (1500 words maximum; if you use footnotes use the following system: “This is the text ((this is one note)). The text continues ((and I add another note))”. There is no need to number the notes.
  • Bibliography of works cited (MLA or Chicago)
  • Five Keywords

You can also send videos, podcasts, or any other materials. Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Jesús Velasco at jesus.velasco@yale.edu with any question you may have.

Event time: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:00pm