UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will
hold their 30th annual meeting, “Reeling in the Years,” in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, February 24 through 28, 2009. 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 2009 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 genresâ€"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.

SWTX PCAACA Deadlines Extension to Dec. 15

It’s not too late to celebrate our 30th Anniversary
Deadline Extension to December 15, 2008!
Please send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals to:
        Jeanette Sanchez
        (preferred) email attachment: jeannie8_at_u.washington.edu
        (or) Drama School, Box 353950
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA 98195
        Fax: 206-543-8512

Also, you may visit the associations’ website for more information:

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