The Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies will hold its annual meeting at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, on March 8-9, 2013. Because of Lebanon Valley’s proximity to Hershey, Pennsylvania, and its ties to the chocolate industry, the theme of this year’s conference is “From Xocolatl to Xuxa: Latin America in the World.” The Program Committee invites faculty, students, and practitioners to submit individual papers and panel proposals that illustrate and problematize how Latin America has been shaped by, and helped to shape, changing ideas about taste, commodification, and style in the world. Of course, papers dealing with all aspects of Latin American Studies are welcome. Additionally, the organizers will consider a limited number of workshop proposals that aim at informing students and faculty on issues such as study abroad programs in Latin America, academic publishing, the road to tenure, and the use of technology in the classroom.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for individual papers or complete panel proposals (one 250 word abstract for the panel) in English or Spanish by December 14, 2012 to Program Directors Mirna Trauger and Cathy Marie Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations at the conference should be between 15 to 20 minutes. Please be sure to include a title, your name (and the name of all participants if a panel), your institution and your role (faculty, student or other title).
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