Latino Cultures of NYC, featuring presentations by Carmelita Tropicana, Laura Lomas,and Claudio Remesiera, is accepting abstracts for 20-minute presentations. Please see website for cfp.
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New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, “Latino Cultures of NYC.” Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT’s Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011. The confirmed speakers for this event are Carmelita Tropicana, Laura Lomas, and Claudio Remeseira.
This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the Latino cultures of New York City and its surrounding areas. At a moment when Latino migration to the United States has become a hot-button political issue and Latino culture continues to exert phenomenal worldwide influence, we propose to examine and discuss the historical and current role New York City, or other urban spaces, play in Latino culture, and how Latino migration has changed the way such sites are conceived. We welcome paper proposals that analyze these issues from both geopolitical and rhetorical perspectives; we are particularly interested in fresh readings of Latino cultural objects (defined widely–either produced by Latino subjects or focusing on Latino culture), including literature, film, music, visual art, websites, video games, or television.
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