Day 2: Friday 22nd February

K2.29 – Council Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS (

9:30-10:45 – Nostalgia and Memory (full abstracts)

Katie Brown, KCL: ‘¿Cómo termina un latinoamericano en un campo de refugiados de Moldavia?’ Migration and mystery in Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles’ Transilvania Unplugged (2011).

Andrés Catalán Rubio, Universidad de Salamanca: Life in mirrors: memory, ekphrasis and exile in the works of Cernuda, Salinas and Alberti.

Blanka Matkovic, University of Warwick: Croatian diaspora in Latin America: The example of successful integration of the national minority and its links with the homeland

Chair: Maria José Blanco

10:45-11:15 – Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:30 – Keynote

Dr Juan Carlos Velasco, Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC): ’En el marco del post-multiculturalismo. Claves ideológicas y sociológicas del discurso migratorio español ante la actual crisis económica /In the framework of post-multiculturalism. Ideological and sociological keynotes of Spanish migration discourse in the current economic crisis.’ The paper will be delivered in Spanish.

12:30-13:45 – Lunch

NB: lunch will not be provided but information about places to eat in King’s and the surrounding area will be provided. As the Strand Campus is central there is plenty of choice!

13:45-15:00 – Lusophone Transnationalism (full abstracts)

Lilia Abadia, Rosa Cabecinhas, and Luís Cunha, Universidade do Minho: Identity narratives within the Lusophone world: autobiographical accounts of the migration experience.

José Gabriel Andrade, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa: Narrativas da globalização Luso-Brasileira.

Marina Simões Galvanese and Elsa Lechner, University of Coimbra – Centro de Estudos Sociais: ‘Binding and detaching links’: a biographical approach to the official narrative on lusófonos migrants in Portugal.

Chair: Rosane Ramos

15:00-15:30 – Tea/Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 – Otherness and Boundaries (full abstracts)

Charles Pigott, SOAS: Migration and the genesis of the ‘frontier’ in Andean poetry.

Sarah Parry, University of Liverpool: Problematic representations of internal migration in the narratives of violence in Medellín.

Daniel Zubía Fernández, National University of Ireland-Maynooth: A legion of voices from O Meu Nome é Legião

Chair: Katie Brown

16:45-17:00 – Quick Break

17:00-18:15 – Parallel session

Session A Migrant Media Representations: Past and Present (Council Room) (full abstracts)

Alina Rzepnikowska, University of Manchester: Media representations of Polish migrants in Spain and in Britain: a comparative approach.

Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto, University of Cambridge: Representations in the Brazilian media of contemporary Haitian migration (2010- 2012).

Chair: Rocío Rødtjer

Session B Spaces of Exile and Migration (S3.41) (full abstracts)

Francisca Rojas, Universitá di Bologna: Poetry and politics: the actuality of Gonzalo Millán’s La Ciudad, a poem from the exile.

Robin Finlay, University of Newcastle: The Moroccan diaspora and the production of public space in Granada, Spain.

Guadalupe Gerardi Arauz, UCL: The past in pieces: migration in Andrés Neuman’s Bariloche.

Chair: Gabriela Mejan

19:00 – Drinks reception and book presentation

A reception to celebrate the publication of Londres y el liberalismo hispánico with the editors Dr Daniel Muñoz Sempere (King’s College London) and Dr Gregorio Alonso (University of Leeds)

Anatomy Museum, 6th Floor, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS (

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