• 01 30 December 2018: deadline for paper proposals.
  • 13 January 2018: notification of acceptance.
  • 21 January 2018: deadline for registration of speakers.
  • 28 January 2018: publication of the provisional programme.
  • 11 February 2018: publication of the conference programme.
  • 24 March 2018: deadline for registration of attendees.
  • 8-9 April 2018: conference.


Proposals must include an abstract of 250-300 words and a brief biographical note, and should be linked to the research line that relates to your subject the most. Your proposal will then be reviewed by the scientific committee.

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Every intervention will be followed by a Q&A session. Accepted languages include Galiza, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and English.

Suggested thematic axes

We are looking for presentations which, from different disciplines or perspectives, approach the question of space. Below you will find a number of suggested topics and a recommended bibliography (these are non-exclusive, and you might suggest other related topics):

  • Reviews or contemporary readings of consolidated works or authors, like Gaston Bachelard or Edward Soja.
  • Reflections on the current state of research perspectives, such as Ecocriticism or Geocriticism.
  • Space and new technologies: how the digital humanities have influenced research methodologies (spatial humanities or digital environmental humanities), virtual reality, new habitats, etc.
  • The reception of the spatial turn beyond literary studies: theoretical perspectives or analyses related with history of art, anthropology, architecture or philosophy.
  • 'Diachronic' readings: space in other time periods or cultures, such as Antiquity or Middle Ages.
  • Non-anthropocentric conceptions: bodyless spaces, animality or sacred geographies.
  • The relations between human beings and the territory.


Nombre completo / Full name
Correio electrônico / E-mail
Biografia / Biography | Máx. 1500 caracteres / characters

Titulo / Title
Palabras clave o ejes temáticos / Palavras-chave ou eixos temáticos / Keywords or topics
Resume / Abstract | Máx. 2000 caracteres / characters


  • Agamben, Giorgio, L'aperto, l'uomo e l'animale, Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.
  • Aleixandre, Marilar (ed.), Xohana Torres: Natureza de illa. A Coruña: Real Academia Galega, 2018.
  • Anzaldúa, Gloria, Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.
  • Bachelard, Gaston, La Poétique de l'Espace, Presses Universitaires de France, 1958.
  • Bhabha, Homi, The Location of Culture, London: Routledge, 1994.
  • Benjamin, Walter, Einbahnstraße. Berlin: Rowohlt, 1928.
  • —, Das Passagen-Werk (1928–1929, 1934–1940), hrsg. von Rolf Tiedemann, 2 Bände, Suhrkamp Frankfurt am Main 1983.
  • Benton, Ted, Natural Relations: Ecology, Animal Rights and Social Justice, Verso, 1993.
  • Berque, Agustine, Les Raison du paysage, de la Chine antique aux environnements de syntèse, Paris: Hazan, 1995.
  • Biglieri, Anibal A., Las ideas geográficas y la imagen del mundo en la literatura española medieval, Madrid: Iberoamericana, e Franfurt am Main: Vervuert, 2012.
  • Braidotti, Rossi, The posthuman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.
  • Bodenhamer, David J., John Corrigan e Trevor M. Harris (eds.), The spatial humanities: GIS and the future of humanities scholarship, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
  • Braudel, Fernand, La Méditerranée et le Monde Méditerranéen à l'Epoque de Philippe I, Paris: Armand Colin, 1949.
  • Buchanan, Ian, e Gregg Lamert (eds.), Deleuze and Space, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Buell, Lawrence, The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 2005.
  • Butler, Judith, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Calarco, Matthew, Zoographies. The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida, New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
  • Castells, M., La Question Urbaine, Paris: Maspero, 1972.
  • —, Internet y la Sociedad Red, Conferencia Inaugural Curso 2001, UOC, Barcelona, 2001.
  • Certeau, Michel de, L'invention du quotidien, Vol. 1, Arts de faire, Paris: Gallimard, 1980.
  • Daly, Mary, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism, Boston: Beacon Press, 1978.
  • Daston, Lorraine e Gregg Mitman (eds.), Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism, New York: Columbia UP, 2005.
  • DeLoughrey, Elizabeth, Jill Didur e Anthony Carrigan, (eds.), Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities, London: Routledge, 2015.
  • Deleuze, Gilles, L'image-mouvement. Cinéma 1, Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1983.
  • —, L'image-temps. Cinéma 2, Les Éditions de Minuit Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1985.
  • Derrida, Jacques, L'Animal que donc je suis. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 2006.
  • DesJardins, Joseph R., Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy, 3rd edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001.
  • Diamond, Irene e Gloria Feman Orenstein (eds.), Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990.
  • Díaz-Fierros Viqueira, Francisco e Federico López Silvestre (coord.), Olladas críticas sobre a paisaxe, Santiago de Compostela: Consello da Cultura Galega, 2009.
  • Domínguez, César e Theo D'haen, Cosmopolitanism and the postnational: literature and the new Europe, Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2015.
  • Douglas, Ian, David Goode, Mike Houck, e David Maddox (coord.), The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology, Routledge, 2011.
  • Estévez-Saá, Margarita e María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia (eds.), The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-caring: Contemporary Debates on Ecofeminism(s), Women’s Studies 47.2, 2018.
  • Foucault, Michel, “Des espaces autres (conférence au Cercle d’études architecturales, 14 mars 1967)” en Architecture, Mouvement, Continuité, n°5, pp. 46-49, 1987.
  • Gibson, James J., The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.
  • Glotfelty, Cheryll, e Harold Fromm (eds.), The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
  • Grosz, Elisabeth, Space, Time and Perversio: Essays on the Politics of Bodies, London: Routledge, 1995.
  • Harvey, David, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference. London: Blackwell, 1991.
  • —, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1990.
  • Hayles, N. Katherine, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago: The U of Chicago P, 1999.
  • Heise, Ursula, Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Jameson, Fredric, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991.
  • —, The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System, Indianapolis, IN e London: Indiana University Press e o British Film Institute.
  • Lefebvre, Henri, La production de l'espace, Paris: Éditions Anthropos, 1974.
  • Marx, Leo, The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in American Culture, Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964.
  • Massey, Doreen, Space, Place and Gender. London: Polity Press, 1994.
  • Moretti, Franco, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900, London: Verso, 1998.
  • —, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History, London: Verso, 2005.
  • Nixon, Rob, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Norton, Timothy, Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics,  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2007
  • Piatti, Barbara, Die Geographie der Literatur: Schauplätze, Handlungsräume, Raumphanstasien, Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2008.
  • Prieto, Eric, Literature, Geography, and the Postmodern Poetics of Place. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Ritter, J., Landschaft zur Funktion der Aesthetischen in der modernen Gesellschaft, Münster: Aschendorff, 1963.
  • Rueckert, William, “Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism.”, en Iowa Review 9, nº. 1 (1978): 71-86.
  • Said, Edward W., Humanism and Democratic Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • Sennet, Richard, The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity & City Life, New York: Knopf, 1970.
  • Soja, Edward W., Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertation of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso, 1989.
  • —, Thirdspace: Journeys to Los Angeles and Other Real-and-Imagined Places, Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.
  • Solnit, Rebecca, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, New York: Penguin, 2000.
  • Sontag, Susan, On Photography, New York: Farrar, Strauss, e Giroux, 1997.
  • Sturgeon, Noël, Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory, and Political Action, New York: Routledge, 1997.
  • Tally Jr., Robert T. e Christine M. Battista (eds.), Ecocriticism and Geocriticism. Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • —, (ed.), Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • —, Spatiallity. New York, Routledge, 2013.
  • —, Ecocriticism and Geocriticism. Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Tuan, Yi-Fu, Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1977.
  • Vidler, Anthony, The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999.
  • Watson, Robert N., Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
  • Westphal, Bertrand, Géocritique: réel, fiction, espace. Paris: Minuit, 2007.