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Conference CFP

Who Are We

Participation in the conference is welcome in the form of individual papers (20 minutes) and panel proposals. The deadline for submissions is the 30th of June 2023. Proposals can be related to any areas of knowledge within Portuguese Studies, including, but not limited to, the following:

-Queering the canon and the Portuguese-speaking world

-Neoliberalism and the novel in Portuguese

-Interspecies entanglements and anthropocenic survival

-Energy colonialism, extractive reason and cultural production in Portuguese

-The legacies of colonisation

-Portuguese-speaking “creative cities”

-History, Memory and the Portuguese-Speaking World

-Critical race studies and the Portuguese-Speaking world

-Cultural Studies and the Portuguese-Speaking World

-Situating World-Literature in Portuguese

-Transnational indigenous epistemologies

-Modernisms in Portuguese

-Narratives and performances of self-investment. Defining the “creative” subject in the Portuguese-speaking world

Abstracts (between 100 and 200 words) should include keywords and a short bio.

Panel Proposals should include a brief overview of the session's topic as well as individual abstracts and short bios for each participant.

Please email your proposal to this email address:

For any queries related to the 2023 ABIL Conference, please contact Dr. Carlos Garrido (

Please note that only fully paid-up members of ABIL may present at ABIL conferences. If you are not a member but want to become one, or for any other membership-related queries, please email Dr Maria Tavares (

Postgraduate and early career members are, as always, most welcome, as well as more established and retired academics. Postgraduate researchers will benefit from a reduced conference fee.

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