ACLA 2010 - Seminar on Expanding US Latinidad or What's new about the "New" Latin@ Diasporas?

full name / name of organization: 
Luz Kirschner
contact email: 
luz_a.kirschner@uni-bielefeld.de

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ACLA ANNUAL MEETING 2010

“CREOLES, DIASPORAS,
COSMOPOLITANISM”

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?

Acknowledging the
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
following issues: 

 

-         
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
other fields.

 

Deadline for Paper
Proposals: November 13, 2009

 

 

Send inquires relating to this seminar to Luz Angélica
Kirschner, lak273@gmail.com

 

or luz_a.kirschner@uni-bielefeld.de

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
postcolonial
theory