CFP: Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Baugh
contact email: 


Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will
hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8 through 11,
2006. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted
to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights,
museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural
Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities for
participants in this area as well.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana and Chicano culture,
cinema, and/or literature including but not limited to ³resistance and
affirmation²; nationalism and ethnic separatism; borders, frontiers, and
territorialization; labor unions and social collectivity; machismo,
feminidad, feminisms, and gender construction; immigration, internal
colonialism, and indigenismo; religion and spirituality; mainstream
depictions and ethnic stereotyping; La Raza Cosmica and cultural syncretism.
Topics might traverse distinctions within cultural expressions and specific
genres‹corridos, mitos, telenovelas, folklore, poetry, fiction, family
drama, gangxploitation. 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 the list goes on.

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

Please specify your interest in the SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting. Send inquiries or
approximately 100-word proposals BY NOVEMBER 15 to:

Dr. Scott Baugh
email attachment (preferred):


postal mail:
Film & Media Studies Program
English Department, MS 3091
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091


fax: 806.742.0989


For more information, please visit the associations¹ website:

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