US-MEXICAN ENCOUNTERS IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA / ENCUENTROS ESTADOUNIDENSES-MEXICANOS EN EL CINE NORTEAMERICANO CONTEMPORÁNEO

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PUBLICACIÓN EN LÍNEA IMEX.

MÉXICO INTERDISCIPLINARIO / INTERDISCIPLINARY MEXICO CALL FOR PAPERS US-MEXICAN ENCOUNTERS IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA / ENCUENTROS ESTADOUNIDENSES-MEXICANOS EN EL CINE NORTEAMERICANO CONTEMPORÁNEO

Editors of this issue: Guido Rings and Stephen Trinder

Contributions to this iMex issue will explore the impact of the Trump era on images of Mexicans and Chicanos in recent US and Mexican cinema. Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s subsequent election to the presidency, Mexican immigration and Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, were a central issue. Among a number of other comments and ostentatious claims, Trump’s successful campaign may be best remembered for a spectacular shift to discourses that promoted essentialist and xenophobic notions of the Other as inferior and dangerous (Valverde 2016). As the largest minority group in the US (Diaz de Leon 2011), Hispanics, and in particular Mexicans, continue to be the target of some of Trump’s most extreme rhetoric, who began his presidential campaign in 2016 by condemning Mexico for ‘bringing drugs, crime and rapists’ to the US (Greenwood 2018).

Unlike populist political discourse, which often relies on static represent explore in how far and how exactly the shift in political rhetoric in the era of Trumpism (Caliskan/Preston 2017) has affected portrayals of Chicano and Mexican identity in recent US and Mexican cinema. Of particular interest for an in-depth investigation are films that focus on immigration from Mexico (e.g. Pitts’ Soy Nero 2017, Cuarón’s Desierto 2017), life in the US for Mexican-Americans (De Montreuil’s Lowriders 2016, Bratt’s Dolores 2017), the effects of Trumpism on Mexico (Clift’s La Madre Buena 2017) and the portrayal of Mexican cultural identity by Hollywood (see Unkrich’s Coco 2017, which has been described as ‘pro-Mexico’ Disney film by Rose 2018).

Scholars of film and media studies, intercultural communication, cultural studies, politics and anthropology are particularly invited to contribute to the debate of these aspects. Until 1st December 2019, articles and reviews can be forwarded in Microsoft Word to Prof. Guido Rings (guido.rings@anglia.ac.uk) and Dr. Stephen Trinder (stephentrinder1@gmail.com). Articles should not exceed a word length of 5000 to 6000 words; they should include an abstract of 200 words (English and Spanish), short bio data in English and Spanish (to include current profession, research areas and recent publications, maximum 10 lines) and 5 key words to identify the content. Please see the following link for all publication guidelines and formatting instructions: https://www.imex-revista.com/ediciones/publicar-en-imex/#2 For more details, please do not hesitate to contact guido.rings@anglia.ac.uk or stephentrinder1@gmail.com.

iMex is edited by: Prof. Dr. Vittoria Borsò, Prof. Dr. Frank Leinen, Prof. Dr. Guido Rings, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Yasmin Temelli.

 

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2019