Printing Latinidad: The Power of Paper in Latina/o Literature, PAMLA, 10/31-11/2 [Extended Deadline: 5/31]

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside Convention Center
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Paper has played a critical role in Latina/o literary production. Though recent interest in Latina/o print culture foregrounds the importance of print materials in a way that emphasizes community histories, identities, and political ideologies, paper itself is under examined. This panel looks toward a more concise consideration of the physical and material power of paper as a principle agent of analysis. How does paper coalesce Latina/o identities, social bodies, and cultural formations? How did the proliferation of Latina/o liberation movements result in the reciprocal generation of paper production? Proposals will explore the print of Latina/o print culture explicating the myriad ways in which Latina/o social relations were engendered through paper materials. Talks might explore any aspect of "cultura de papel" as it relates to Latina/o alternative and underground press movements, chapbooks, zines, newspapers, print workshops, photography, scrapbooks, and other modes of creative expression (papel amate, papel picado, flores de papel crepé, or other paper-based border craftworks). Any paper dealing with Latina/o literature and culture is also welcome. However, topics that directly relate to the theme of Latina/o print bodies are particularly requested.
Please note our extended deadline of Saturday, May 31: