CFP: Gendered Violence in Literature and Popular Culture, Panel for LASA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Latin American Studies Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
magnani.jessica@spcollege.edu

We are seeking papers for a panel on gender and violence in U.S. Latino literature and popular culture for the 2010 LASA Conference: Crisis, Response and Recovery. More specifically, this panel will address the representations of violence in cultural productions since 911 as a way to rethink the shifting negotiations of gender and nation. We are especially interested in papers that explore violence in cultural productions since the economic crisis. Topics may include, but are not limited to, immigrant-related violence, gang violence, war, border violence and emotional violence in contemporary cultural productions. Some of the papers in this panel will explore the recent works of writers such as Ana Castillo and Daniel Alarcón.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to magnani.jessica@spcollege.edu by Sept. 28, 2009. Please include your name, affiliation, and email address.

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
international_conferences
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond