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

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Latin American Studies Association 2010 Conference

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 by Sept. 28, 2009. Please include your name, affiliation, and email address.