CFP: [Ethnic] "Chicana/o Culture: Literature, Film, Theory" area (11/30/08; PCA/ACA 4/8-11/09)

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Scott L. Baugh
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Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory

The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 2009 national meeting in
New Orleans on April 8-11, 2009.

Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for
our 2009 meeting. The “Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory” area tends to be both
multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues
relevant to Chicana and Chicano cultural studies.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana and Chicano culture and politics
including but not limited to:
*“resistance & affirmation”
*nationalism & ethnic separatism
*borders, frontiers, & territorialization
*labor unions & social collectivity
*machismo, feminidad, feminisms, & gender construction
*migration, immigration, internal colonialism, & indigenismo
*religion & spirituality
*mainstream depictions & ethnic stereotyping
*La Raza Cosmica & cultural syncretism

Further, paper and panel topics might traverse distinctions within cultural expressions and
specific genres—corridos, mitos, folklore, poetry, fiction, drama, film, television. Presentations
might cover theoretical and/or creative and/or historical works by individual authors such as Jose
Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuna, Luis Valdez, George I. Sanchez, Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Cherrie
Moraga, and others.

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

Please send inquiries or approximately 100-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 30 to:
Dr. Scott L. Baugh
Associate Professor of Film / Media Studies
Department of English
Texas Tech University

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