SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture Area

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez, Area Chair Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

In 2011, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 32st annual meeting as a joint conference with the national Popular Culture and American Culture Association in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2001.

Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2011 meeting. The "Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture" area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/Chicano cultural studies.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/Chicano culture and politics including but not limited to "resistance and affirmation"; nationalism and ethnic separatism; borders, frontiers, and territorialization; labor unions and social collectivity; sports and Chicana/o contributions to them; machismo, feminidad, feminisms, and gender construction; immigration, internal colonialism, and indigenismo; religion and spirituality; mainstream depictions and ethnic stereotyping; La Raza Cósmica and cultural syncretism. Topics might traverse distinctions within culture expressions and specific genres—corridos, mitos, folklore, poetry, fictions, drama, television. Presentations might cover theoretical and/or creative and/or historical works by individual authors such as José Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuña, Luis Valdez, George I. Sánchez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Ana Castillo, Cherríe Moraga, and others.

Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/Chicano culture are welcome.


Please send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals to:
Jeanette Sanchez
(preferred) email attachment: jeannie8@u.washington.edu
(or) Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Bothell
Box 358530
Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

Also, you may visit the associations' website for more information: http://swtxpca.org/