The Chicago Graduate Conference is an annual event organized by students of Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literature and culture from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Chicago. In this second edition, “Disciplinas, Indisciplinas”, the organizing committee is asking for proposals that explore the links between political and aesthetic practices. This opportunity will be the second time all three graduate programs have come together to create a joint intellectual gathering and the first time Northwestern will be the head organizer and host university. Thanks to the effort of all the organizing committee and the three universities involved, we will have the participation of three renown speakers again. In this case, Florencia Garramuño (Argentina), Fabio Durão (Brazil) and Ariadna Castellarnau (Cataluña, España).

This year our main sponsors are, from Northwestern University, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; from UIC, the Program of Hispanic and Italian Studies; from UChicago, the program Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies.

Not less important, this event is co-sponsored for the following contributors:

  • From Northwestern: the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Program in Latin American and Caribbean studies and The Latino & Latina Studies Program.
  • From UIC: the Institute of the Humanities, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Department of English and the Graduate Student Council
  • From UChicago: The Humanities Division Graduate Council, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Workshop, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Graduate Council, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, The Franke Institute for the Humanities and the Department of Romance Languages