THE LIFE AND WRITING OF FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA
**This is a two-part post. Please read carefully. (1) Call For Papers for a Special Roundtable Discussion at the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association (SWTXPCA) 31st Annual Conference on: (2) Call for Essays/Articles for an Edited Collection On: The Life and Writings of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca
The documentation of southwestern history is integral for the maintenance of cultural ties, traditions and recognition of a people often forgotten in the story comprising the American record. More specifically, the history presented by, of and about New Mexican women is even less prevalent in the accounts detailed in books, films and art. The focus of this roundtable discussion is Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, a historically significant New Mexican woman who was ahead of her time in documenting life on the staked plains of New Mexico. Cabeza de Baca is a figure who has been largely studied in American studies, Chicana/o studies, cultural studies, women's studies, environmental studies, culinary studies, educational studies, and literature. Nationally, Cabeza de Baca has served as the inspiration for a number of scholarly articles and essays.
The roundtable discussion at the SWTXPCA conference focuses on her life and work(s) (either published or archival). If you are interested in how Cabeza de Baca has contributed to southwestern history, education, culture, tradition, folklore, land, the environment, or cookbooks as historical documentation, please submit your 250-word abstract, along with a current CV by December 15, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the roundtable discussion at the SWTXPCA conference, I am collecting essays/articles for an edited collection of writing about Cabeza de Baca's life and work(s) (either published or archival). If you are interested in submitting an essay/article for possible publication in this collection, please submit your 250-word abstract, along with a current CV by December 15, 2009 to
Department of American Studies
The University of New Mexico
310 Ortega Hall
Albuquerque, NM 87131
**Please be sure to indicate if you are interested in the roundtable or the edited collection.
Albuquerque, New Mexico February 10-13, 2010 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: 1-505-842-1234 Fax: 1-505-766-6710 Priority registration deadline: November 1, 2009 Conference website: <http://www.swtxpca.org/> (updated regularly)