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ACLA ANNUAL MEETING 2010
New Orleans, LA
April 1-4, 2010
Conference website: http://www.acla.org/acla2010/?p=117
Seminar Topic: Expanding US Latinidad or
What’s new about
the “New” Latin@ Diasporas?
invaluable corpus of research on Chican@, Cuban American, Mexican American, and
Puerto Rican communities, this panel seeks to expand and deepen our
understanding of the Latin@ diaspora and is preferably
looking for contributions on “other“
Latin@ communities of Caribbean, Central, and South American origins such as
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Dominican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian,
Salvadorian, Venezuelan Americans, of among others, African, Arabic, Asian, Eastern European, Jewish, and indigenous
ancestries. Comparative papers on varieties of Spanglish(es) and
literary works in Spanglish are also most welcome.
Papers might equally address the
What are the benefits and/or limitations of attempts to
label Latin@s of Caribbean, Central and South American ancestry “Alterlatinos”
(McClennen), “new Latin@s,” or “the Other Latinos” (Falconi and Mazzotti)?
How have these “alter,” “Other,” “new” Latin@ diaporic
groups influenced US American culture? To what extent have they transformed the
cultures/politics/social practices of their countries of origin?
What is the position of Brazilians, Guyanese, Haitians,
Portuguese, Spaniards, and persons of Spanish ancestry within US
Latin@/Hispanic discourse? How do these
extraordinarily diverse peoples, who to a substantial extent are perceived as
Latin@s/Hispanics in the US
popular imagination, challenge, redefine, or reify US Latinidad?
This section seeks to have
contributions from as wide a variety of disciplinary backgrounds as possible
and encourages submissions from history, literary history, linguistics, music,
dance, sculpture, painting, political science, sociology, anthropology, and
Deadline for Paper
Proposals: November 13, 2009
Send inquires relating to this seminar to Luz Angélica