Depictions of Mexico in Antebellum America, PCA, Puebla (Oct.18-21, 2001)
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for papers related to:
Depictions of Mexico in Antebellum America.
Papers wanted on how Mexicans, and former Mexican territories, figured in
the sectional rivalry during the antebellum period. The issues of Slavery,
Manifest Destiny, Sectional Rivalry, and outright War are all relevant to
this fascinating middle period in the relations between the United States
and Mexico--a period which determined many of the images and stereotypes to
dominate discussions in later times.
Texas Immigration and Tensions
Congress and Admission of Texas to the Union
The Mexican-American War
Slavery in the "New South"
Slavery (or lack of it) in Mexico
Southwestern Humor (a la Kenneth S. Lynn's book, Mark
Twain and Southwestern Humor)
Images of Mexicans in Pulp Literature and Popular Culture
The Democratic Review and Manifest Destiny
New England and Expansion into Mexico
Movies about the Mexican American War and the variations
of The Alamo Story.
Recent Documentary Efforts by PBS on the M-A War.
Depictions of Mexico in antebellum works of history
Paper treating any aspect of the topic are welcome.
Proposals may be in either English or Spanish. Please send an abstract of
250 words that includes a title. Please sent abstracts via email.
Deadline for proposals is 1 June, 2001, but early proposals find the most
compatible panels. Exhibits, displays, poster sessions are also invited.
This Area is a strand within the Popular Culture Association meeting in
Puebla, Mexico. For full information about the conference, check the
conference web site:
(This meeting is one of the international activities of the national Popular
Culture Association and the Program Chair is Peter Rollins, RollinsPC@aol.com)
PLEASE CONTACT AREA CHAIR:
Penn State University
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
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