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IX International American Studies Association World Congress (IASA)

New Challenges for American Studies in the 21st Century

July 8-10, 2019

The International American Studies Association (IASA) and the Instituto Franklin-UAH are pleased to extend a warm welcome to scholars representing a variety of approaches to American Studies to contribute to the transcultural debate concerning the new challenges that the discipline faces in the new, post-truth, alt-fact dominated era.

This IX IASA World Congress marks the twentieth anniversary of the quixotic project to found IASA and thereby internationalize the field of American Studies as a global scholarly enterprise that de-centered both the object of study and the discipline as monolithic and monaural national enterprises.

The city of Alcalá de Henares is an ideal venue for the first IASA reunion in Spain. The birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, its streets and buildings resonate with Cervantinian echoes. America and American Studies are inextricably implicated in the biography of Cervantes and the genesis of the modern novel since, were it not for the rejection of Cervantes’s application to sail to the New World, the world might have never had Don Quixote. We are greatly interested in papers that address the Spanish masterpiece and his author in the context of our discipline, and envision an especial volume dedicated to Cervantes and the Americas.

The deadline has been extended to April 05th, 2019.

  • April 05th : Deadline for proposal submission
  • May 6th : Provisional program and registration form publication (first deadline)
  • May 28th : Deadline for reduced registration
  • June 18th: Deadline for standard registration
  • June 25th: Final program

Organizing Committee

  • Francisco Sáez de Adana
  • Julio Cañero Serrano
  • Esperanza Cerdá
  • Cristina Crespo Palomares
  • José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios
  • Ana Lariño Ares
  • Laura Rey Carretero

Scientific Committee

  • Manuel Broncano
  • Francisco Sáez de Adana
  • Julio Cañero Serrano
  • Thomas Claviez
  • Jane Desmond
  • Theo D’Haen
  • Paul Giles
  • José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios
  • María Herrera Sobek
  • Djelal Kadir
  • Mampreet Kang
  • Kryštof Kozác
  • Giorgio Mariani
  • Eulalia Piñero

Registration Fees

Registration deadline will be open on May 6th.

Before May 28thUntil June 18th
Speaker + Membership Fee200€240€
Speaker Non Member210€250€
Attendee + Membership Fee90€130€
Attendee Non-Member110€150€

Recommended Accommodation

Calle Colegios 5

Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

To reserve a room you should to indicate your attend to IASA congress sending an email to

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