The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 2009 national meeting in New Orleans on April 8-11, 2009.
Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2009 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 and politics including but not limited to:
*“resistance & affirmation”
*nationalism & ethnic separatism
*borders, frontiers, & territorialization
*labor unions & social collectivity
*machismo, feminidad, feminisms, & gender construction
*migration, immigration, internal colonialism, & indigenismo
*religion & spirituality
*mainstream depictions & ethnic stereotyping
*La Raza Cosmica & cultural syncretism
Further, paper and panel topics might traverse distinctions within cultural expressions and specific genres—corridos, 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 and Chicano culture are welcome.
Please send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 30 to:
Dr. Scott L. Baugh
Email (preferred): email@example.com
For more information, please visit the associations’ website: www.pcaaca.org
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