CFP: Chicana and Chicano Literature (3/1/06; MLA '06)

full name / name of organization: 
Pelalojo
contact email: 
pelalojo@yahoo.com

MLA 2006 CALL FOR PAPERS
THREE SESSIONS SPONSORED BY
CHICANA AND CHICANO LITERATURE DIVISION

Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2006
Proposals must include 2-3 page CV and 500 word
abstract or 8-page paper.
Submit proposals to: Theresa Delgadillo
(delgadillo.1_at_nd.edu).

1. Visual Culture and Chicano/a Literature

Working from a broadest view of visual culture as
encompassing objects, images, seeing and new media we
welcome papers that analyze the influence or
significance of visual on literary or vice versa
and/or the convergence of visual and literary in new
(graphic novel) or old (illustrated, serialized
novels, film adaptations) forms.

2. Spirituality in Chicano/a Literature

Papers that examine the significance of spirituality
or the sacred, including spiritual figures (such as
mystics, healers, saints, shamans), traditions
(curanderismo, speaking-in-tongues, quest, pilgrimage)
or religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism,
Indigenous cosmologies) in Chicano/a fiction, poetry,
essay, drama, performance or new media welcome.

3. Chicano/a Literary and Cultural Studies in the
Americas

Submit proposals that examine literary and cultural
exchange in the hemisphere, particularly intersections
and convergences between Chicano/a and
African-American, Native-American, Asian-American or
other Latino/a literary and cultural texts, between
Chicano/a and Latin American literary and cultural
texts, or between Chicano/a, Indigenous and diasporic
African or Asian texts and traditions throughout the
Americas. What do we learn about the Americas or
about race, nation, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality
through these comparative analyses? Is it really,
true, as the musical group War sings that “for me and
for you, the world is a ghetto?” or do these distinct
texts and traditions create new spaces? Speak from
sites of privilege? Remap the continent? Create new
literary traditions?

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond