62nd Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference

10/04/2017 - 12/04/2017, All Day


Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages is pleased to host the 2017 Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference.

The three-day event will be held on the Cathays campus of Cardiff University from 10th to 12th April. This is the first time in the Association’s 62-year history that the conference comes to Wales. Modern Languages at Cardiff goes back to the University’s creation in 1883.

Attendance at the conference is open to paid-up members of the Association and invited guests.

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday 11th April at Cardiff Castle.


Registration is now closed.

Keynote speakers & plenary sessions

Monday 10th April:
Manuel Barrero (Seville): ‘Aproximaciones metodológicas al estudio del cómic español: mitos, delitos y atajos’

Tuesday 11th April:
David William Foster (Arizona State University): ‘Urban Chicano Photography’
Juan Sasturain (Author and journalist, Buenos Aires): Literatura e imagen de Jorge Luis Borges en Perramus CANCELLED

Wednesday 12th April:
Beth Jörgensen (University of Rochester, USA),
Susan Antebi (University of Toronto, Canada),
Susanne Hartwig (University of Passau, Germany):
‘Disability in Spanish and Latin American Culture and Society’

Guest Speakers
Marta Alonso Berná (Spanish Comics Artist)
Clive Boutle (Francis Boutle Publishers)
William Gregor (Independent Translator)
María Morrás (UPF, Barcelona)
Samuel O’Donoghue (CSIC, Madrid)
Manus O’Dwyer (Santiago de Compostela)
Craig Patterson (Independent Translator)
Sara Piccioni (Università “G. D’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara, Italy)


An expected 100+ delegates will present a total of 90 papers. Please refer to the conference programme for information regarding details.

How to get to the venue

Excepting main meals, the conference will take place in the University’s Main Building, which is located on the Cathays Park campus (Park Place) close to the city centre. The campus is easily accessible by car and public transport. The venue is approximately a 12-minute walk from the city centre and a 20-minute walk from Cardiff Central rail station, which can be viewed on the campus map.

Hotel information

There are several hotels near the venue which have a negotiated rate.


Thank you to the Spanish Embassy for supporting the conference and Cardiff University (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: International Initiatives Fund).

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Various, Main Building
Park Place
CF10 3AT

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