Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture
The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8 through 11, 2006. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights, museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities for participants in this area as well.
Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana and Chicano culture, cinema, and/or literature 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, family drama, gangxploitation. 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, cinema, and literature are welcome.
Please specify your interest in the SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting in Albuquerque. Send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 15 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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