CFP: Interdisciplinary Studies of the El Paso-Juarez Border Region (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

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Skaff, Sheila
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CFP: Interdisciplinary Studies of the El Paso-Juarez Border Region =
(1/11/06; ACLA, Puebla, Mexico, 4/19/06-4/22/07)

"Interdisciplinary Studies of the El Paso-Juarez Border Region" at the =
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting in Puebla, =
Mexico, April 17-19, 2007


This seminar will examine cultural theories and practices as they relate =
to the border cities of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Chihuahua. The mode =
of inquiry will be interdisciplinary.=20


El Paso-Juarez is rarely a subject of investigation in any field of the =
humanities, despite - or, perhaps, due to - its position as a binational =
community of two million people that traverses changing geographical, =
political, economic and cultural borders on a daily basis. In this =
seminar, we will explore issues of relevance to this metropolitan area =
while we reflect upon the significance of area studies as a discipline.=20


We welcome submissions in English and Spanish from scholars in all =
fields of the humanities. We also welcome submissions from scholars of =
other regions whose work may benefit from comparisons with El =
Paso-Juarez. In addition to studies of individual writers and =
filmmakers, possible topics include acculturation, bilingualism, =
identity, representation, media production and exhibition, translation, =
rhetoric, pedagogy, and the production of historical narratives =
concerning the border.=20
Please submit abstracts by November 1 through the ACLA website, = We welcome questions and queries =
directed to Sheila Skaff at

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