CALL FOR PANEL AND PAPER PROPOSALS
Chicana & Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory
The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 34th annual meeting April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. The national organizations will hold their meeting conjointly with the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA at the San Antonio Marriott RiverCenter.
Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana/o culture are encouraged for our 2004 meeting. The Chicana/o Culture area tends to be both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/o cultural studies.
Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/o culture and politics including but not limited to Resistance-and-Affirmation; nationalism and ethnic separatism; borders, frontiers, and territorialization; labor unions and social collectivity; machismo, feminidad, feminisms, and gender construction; immigration, internal colonialism, and indigenismo; religion and spirituality; mainstream depictions and ethnic stereotyping; La Raza Cosmica and cultural syncretism. Topics might traverse distinctions within cultural expressions and specific genresócorridos, mitos, folklore, poetry, fiction, drama, film, television. Presentations might cover theoretical and/or creative and/or historical works by individual authors such as Jose Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuna, Luis Valdez, George I. Sanchez, Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Cherrie Moraga, and others.
Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/o culture are welcome.
PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS BY DECEMBER 1, 2003.
Please send inquiries or 100- to 150-word proposals to the address below.
Also, visit the conference website for more information.
Scott Baugh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Film Studies
English Department, MS 3091
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091
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