Chicana/o Culture: Literature, Film, Theory

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged.  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 Cósmica & 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 José Vasconcelos, Rudy Acuña, Luis Valdez, George I. Sánchez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Ana Castillo, Cherríe Moraga, and others.

Proposals of approximately 100 words that address any aspect of Chicana and Chicano culture are welcome.

Please send all inquires to both:

Dr. Scott Baugh
Associate Professor of Film / Media Studies
Department of English
Texas Tech University
Email (preferred):
Alyssa Ryan
Texas Tech University