The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 31st annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10 through 13, 2010. 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.
Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2010 meeting. The “Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture” area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/Chicano cultural studies.
Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/Chicano culture and politics including but not limited to “resistance and affirmation”; nationalism and ethnic separatism; borders, frontiers, and territorialization; labor unions and social collectivity; sports and Chicana/o contributions to them; machismo, feminidad, feminisms, and gender construction; immigration, internal colonialism, and indigenismo; religion and spirituality; mainstream depictions and ethnic stereotyping; La Raza Cósmica and cultural syncretism. Topics might traverse distinctions within culture expressions and specific genres—corridos, mitos, folklore, poetry, fictions, drama, television. Presentations might cover theoretical and/or creative and/or historical works by individual authors such as José Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuña, Luis Valdez, George I. Sánchez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Ana Castillo, Cherríe Moraga, and others.
Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/Chicano culture are welcome.
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