I was sure I had already published this information, but it seems that I was wrong: the 2nd International Congress of the CELPYC (Círculo de Estudios de la LIteratura Picaresca y Celestinesca) –the first in person– will take place at The City College University of New York the days 9, 10 and 11 of June of 2022.
Despite my mistake, the good news are that the call for proposals is still open –and will be– until the 15th of February 2022. That is still three weeks of time to submit your proposals, so, what are you waiting for!
This call is open to proposals on any aspect of celestinesque and picaresque literature in any of the following formats: paper proposal, roundtable proposal and panel proposal. All submissions are made via an online form, but there are individual procedures for submitting to panels looking for participants, which can be read here. Be careful! Some of these panels have their own deadlines, so that you should be checking their particular conditions.
In March 2019 I announced the establishment of a new professional association of celestinesque interest, the Círculo de Estudios de la Literatura Picaresca y Celestinesca (CELPYC).
Now it is organising its first international congress for June 2020, at the City College University of New York, and has published a call for papers open to everyone interested in Celestina and the picaresque. Proposals for individual papers, panels and roundtables can be sent via the on-line formuntil the 1st of March 2020.
One year in advance, we have been informed about the topic of the 6th International Congress “Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita, y el Libro de buen amor“, which will take place, as usual, in Alcalá la Real (Jaén), the 15th and the 16th of May of 2020.
After Joseph T. Snow having been honoured at the 2017 congress, the 2020 edition will pay homage to Folke Gernert and devote the conference to the subject “Mujer, saber y heterodoxia: Libro de buen amor, La Celestina y La Lozana andaluza“. As we all know, this topic covers areas well-studied by Prof. Gernert that we are sure will invite interesting papers by celestinistas and non-celestinistas alike.
Information on the CFP can be found above. Strange as it might seem, this congress is known for only allowing 10-minute presentations, even if the written version can be up to 15 pages (and the conference proceedings are published in record time). Please take this into consideration when submitting your proposals.
This event is open to specialists in Golden Age drama and performing arts specialists that would like to read a 20-minute paper on any of the following characters: Celestina, don Quijote, don Juan, Segismundo, Laurencia y Pedro Crespo. Celestina being one of them, we thaought this call for papers might be of interest for our fellow celestinistas.