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This is a call for papers for a panel titled "The Act of Shifting Borders in Identity Politics" for the 2007 NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention from March 1, 2007 to March 4, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Gloría Anzaldúa uses the term mestizaje to describe the embodiment of simultaneous identities and the inherent contradictions for women writers and theorists in belonging to multiple cultures at the same time. The borders that separate these identities perpetually change, reflecting the continual shift that marks identity politics. How do these borders create a cultural identity that transcends the notion of multiple, split cultures? How do cultural borders affect race, class, gender, nationality and ethnicity?
Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Kimberly Eaton at kimberlyanneaton_at_yahoo.com via MS word email attachments by September 15, 2006. Please include your name, institution affiliation, email address, etc. Submissions in all periods/genres of literature are welcome and scholars of all levels are encouraged to apply. All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt and a reply regarding the results of the panel via email.
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