Pan-Latino Identity March 31-April 3, 2010 St. Louis, Missouri

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA
contact email: 
sotor@wpunj.edu

The growth of a transnational Latin American / Latino/a community has necessitated a re-envisioning of pan-ethnicity and of national identity. In fact, Roman de la Campa suggests that Latino/as reside in type of ”split state” which includes not only specific national histories and identifications, but also “the ontological plurality that comes from deriving an identity from more than one American imaginary.” While focusing specifically on Pan-Latino/a and transnational identity, we will examine the ways in which cultural productions (re)negotiate, conflate or threaten social, economic, racial, cultural, political, and/or gendered differences among Latino/as. Additionally, papers may explore how this split state of Latino/a (or Pan-Latino/a) identity reconstructs or deconstructs traditional notions of national identity. This panel welcomes papers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Due December 5, 2009

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture