12th Conference on East-West Cross-Cultural Relations

CfP - Spanish-Language Filipino Cultural Production and other East-West Cultural Exchange

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Call for papers

You are all invited to present papers in Spanish, Portuguese, or English devoted to the general topic of the conference, Spanish-Language Filipino Cultural Production, or to one of the subthemes.


  • Filipino literature in Spanish
  • Hispanism in Scandinavia
  • Transcontinental Asian migrations and their consequences
  • Artistic-literary testimonials of social exchanges between the Luso-Hispanic and Asian worlds
  • Political and Sociocultural relations between Asia and Latin America/Iberian Peninsula: challenges, successes, threats
  • Colonial and post-colonial approaches to the cultural exchanges in the Global South
  • Intercultural communication: Spanish in Asia, Asians in Spain and Latin America
  • Translation of Hispanic texts in Europe and Asia and of Asian texts in the West
  • Transnationalism across the Pacific
  • Transpacific Studies
  • Scandinavia’s Knowledge of “the East”
  • Orientalism and Occidentalism in literature and film
  • Decolonialism and Transmodernity
  • Asian presence and cultural production in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Travel writing 
  • Latin American cultural production by authors of Asian descent
  • Representation of Asian and Arab women in the Hispanic world
  • Arab Diasporas and cultural production in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula
  • Chinatowns in the Americas
  • Asian and Arab religiosity and "witchcraft" in the Americas
  • Muslims and Jews in the Western imagination

The Committee may accept other subthemes related to the general theme of the conference.

Conference presentation proposals

During the conference, there will be a maximum of 20 minutes to present your paper (approximately 8 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12). Presentations must be in Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

Abstracts must follow the following format:

  • Name, Last Name, Title, Institutional affiliation
  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract [200-400 words]

The abstracts of the presentations must be sent by April 1 to the co-organizers.



Ana María Ramírez Gómez and Marta Extremera

Keynote speakers

  • Rocío Ortuño, University of Antwerp: “Jesús Balmori: A Filipino poet talks about Japan in Mexico in the 1930s”
  • Mario Bellatin, Peruvian-Mexican Author


  • USA/Asia: US$150 
    • Graduate students: $125
  • Europe: 130 euros
    • Graduate students: 110 euros 
  • Latin America and Africa: US$125
    • Graduate students: $100

Deadline: April 1, 2022. To pay online, please use this link:

If the website for online registration does not work, participants from the USA, can send a check signed to University of California Regents. The address is the following:
Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
SSHA University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA. 95343 
Non-US participants can pay on-site at the conference to any of the co-organizers.

Logistical information


Our venue is the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo. The faculty is located on the main campus of the university, Blindern, which is located on the western outskirts of the city centre. You can check the location here. How to get to campus: From the city centre you can easily get to campus Blindern by metro (T-bane) number 4 or 5. The metro stops at Blindern and Forskningsparken. You can also get to Blindern by tram number 17 or 18. The tram stops at Universitetet Blindern and Forskningsparken.

Traveling to Oslo

In case you are coming by plane you have two options to get to Oslo:
The airport bus with several stops in different points of the city.
The airport train with two stops in the city centre: Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and, closer to Blindern campus, Nationaltheatret.

In case you are coming to Oslo by train: Oslo Central Station is located in the city centre, where you can take the tram or the metro for about 15 minutes to get to Blindern.

You can buy the Oslopass to get access to all public transportation (not airport transport), museums, etc. 

Public Transportation

Check the Ruter website to know how to buy tickets.


There are no hotels in direct viscinity of the Blindern campus, but it is easy to get around with public transport, so staying anywhere in the city centre or Majorstuen district would work well. Below are some suggestions for budget accommodation. Please check the Visit Oslo website for other options.

Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion

This is a modern hotel with direct connection to Norway’s national arena for football, Ullevaal Stadium. The stadium is located 20 minutes from the city centre by metro, and the bus to/from Oslo Airport stops near the hotel. This is probably the closest hotel to the campus.

Sognsveien 77C

Scandic Hotel Holberg

This hotel is an budget option for those who prefer to stay in an area located between the campus and the centre of Oslo.

Holbergs Plass 1

Citybox Oslo

This hotel in the centre of Oslo is more like a self service supermarket. There’s no reception desk. You book a room by phone or online and collect a keycard and pay at the hotel terminal. There’s no room cleaning service for shorter stays but you can order this for an extra charge.

Prinsens gate 6


Very nice location in the middle of the city centre. Breakfast is a drink and sandwich delivered to your door.

Grensen 19


This hotel opened in 1954 for Norwegian soldiers on leave in the capital. It’s now available for anyone to book. The rooms are basic but of a high standard including en suite and TV.

Øvre slottsgate 2

Valid COVID-19 certificates

COVID-19 certificate for foreigners traveling to Norway: If you have been fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 during the past six months and are able to prove this through a valid COVID-19 certificate linked to the EU’s solution, you will be able to enter Norway freely regardless of the country you are traveling from. You will not have to go into quarantine, take a test before arrival and at the border, or register upon entering Norway.

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    Published Dec. 10, 2021 10:06 AM - Last modified Dec. 10, 2021 10:06 AM