CFP Apr 25, 2001

Chicana/o Culture (Puebla, MX, Oct 17.-21.10.01)

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Chicana/o Culture: Literature, Film, Theory
Location: Mexico
Call for Papers Deadline: 2001-06-01

The Fifth Congress of the Americas is being held at University of the
Americas - Puebla, in Puebla, Mexico, from October 17-21, 2001. Presenters
will be converging on the city from Latin America, the United States, and
other parts of the world. The program and its panels tend to be both
multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers
may explore aspects of the conference theme, "Civil Society in the
Americas: Challenges and Opportunities," or other issues relevant to
Chicano and Chicana cultural studies.

Presentations might traverse cultural distinctions within genresócorridos,
mitos, folklore, poetry, fiction, drama, film, television. Topics might
examine themes relevant to Chicana/o culture including but not limited to
"resistance and affirmation"; 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. 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/o
culture are welcome.

See the conference website for additional information about the congress
and to register online at

The deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals is June 1, 2001, but
early paper proposals find the most compatible panels. To participate,
submit a 100- to 200-word abstract to the area chair; if submitting by
email, please include an attachment as well as a pasted copy.

Contact information:
Scott Baugh
English Department, MS 3091
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
Fax: 806.742.0989

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