IV International Conference

“Female Creations in Literary and Intercultural Education” (CICELI)

Women poets and the canon

July 11-13, 2024

Universidad de Alicante (Spain) – Sede Universitaria Ciudad de Alicante

The IV International Conference “Female Creations in Literary and Intercultural Education” (known by its acronym in Spanish, CICELI) continues, this time from the University of Alicante, with the path initiated in the three previous editions held at the University of Valencia in 2019, 2020 and 2022: studying and giving visibility to the creativity of women in education. For this reason, the conference focuses on the study of poets, playwrights and narrators whose work is included or can be included in the curricula of schools, high schools and universities, both in literature subjects as well as in other subjects where reading is included from a transversal approach.

Proposals addressing female filmmakers and artists are also accepted, as well as research on fictional characters through a gender studies approach. All of them should be relevant to either compulsory schooling, higher education or educational experiences outside of regulated models.

Within these themes, there is room for comparative studies or research measuring the presence of female authors and artists in literary or intercultural education in any territory, not forgetting the pedagogical impact of didactic materials, textbooks or other creative publications, such as picture books or animation productions, aimed at a growing, heterogeneous audience immersed in a process of constant learning. The meeting is aligned with the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN), specifically with the Sustainable Development Goals belonging to the ‘people’ axis (SDGs 1-5), objective 4 (ensuring the access to an inclusive, equitable, and high-quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all), and objective 5 (reaching gender equality), making “leave no one behind” our motto.

Finally, in this fourth edition of the CICELI conference, we are paying special attention to women poets, their work and their controversial relationship with the canon, celebrating two fundamental milestones: the 90th anniversary of the groundbreaking inclusion of two Spanish women poets (Ernestina de Champourcin and Josefina de la Torre) in Gerardo Diego’s anthology Poesía Española (1934) and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Carmen Conde’s anthology Poesía femenina española viviente (1954).

Apr 7th, 2024. Extended
Apr 10th, 2024. Final proposals acceptance
Mar 8th, 2024. Proposal submission deadline
Mar 21st, 2024. Acceptance / rejection of proposals
Apr 15th, 2024. Deadline for early bird registration and payment
Jun 15th, 2024. Deadline for registration and payment
Jul 11th, 2024. Inauguration of the IV CICELI
Jul 13th, 2024. Closing of the IV CICELI