15th International Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society


15th International Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society

Catalan Studies as Global Critical Practice(s):

Transferences, Transformations, Transitions, Translations


Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona

June 29-30 and July 1st, 2015


Conference rooms: Puig i Cadafalch, Pi i Sunyer, Nicolau d’Olwer,

Pere i Joan Coromines, Prat de la Riba


The North American Catalan Society (NACS), founded in 1978, is a professional association of scholars, students, and people with a general interest in any aspect of Catalan culture (literature, linguistics, film, visual and performing arts, history, and philosophy, among other disciplines). NACS is committed to encouraging and advancing the study of Catalan language and culture in the North American academy. It seeks to foster greater visibility for and dissemination of scholarship in the field of Catalan Studies and serves as a central point of reference, as well as a public voice, for a network of scholars in this field. To this end, the NACS holds biennial colloquia (along with occasional smaller symposia) and publishes the Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture.


The 15th Colloquium brings together specialists on Catalanística from North America, Europe, and Australia to discuss a wide range of topics relating to Catalan literature, culture and language. The Colloquium special themes focus on Catalan Studies as Global Critical Practice(s), in particular, on three issues: “On Translation and Its Discontents,” “Catalan Studies in the New Sovereignty,” and “Regimes of Visibility and Visual Cultures.” The discussion of these special themes includes the participation of well-know and established writers, poets, artists, translators, film makers, and playwrights.



Elisa Martí-López, Northwestern University


Academic Committee:

Edgar Illas, Indiana University

Sharon Feldman, University of Richmond



Llorenç Comajoan, Universitat de Vic


Executive Secretary:

Mariana Barreto, Northwestern University


With the collaboration of:

Institut d’Estudis Catalans

Institut Ramon Llull

Northwestern University