Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory.
The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 2006 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12 through 15, 2006. Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2006 meeting. The “Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory” area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana and Chicano cultural studies.
Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana and Chicano culture, literature, cinema, arts, politics, etc. 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 genres—corridos, mitos, telenovelas, 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 the list goes on.
Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana and Chicano culture are welcome. Participants must be a member of either the PCA or the ACA at the time of conference registration.
Please specify your interest in the national PCA/ACA meeting in Atlanta. Send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 10 to the area chair, Dr. Scott L. Baugh. Email preferred.
Film & Media Studies Program
Department of English, ms 3091
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
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