Chicana/o Liturature/Film/Culure Feb. 2012

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference
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SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
downtown Albuquerque, NM

In 2012, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 33rd annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2012.

Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2012 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) submitting at the conference website:
(or) email attachment:
(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:

Jeanette Sanchez
Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture