Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

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Call for Papers
February 7, 2018 to February 10, 2018
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Borderlands

Call for Papers

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit 

Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana, Chicano, and Chicanx culture are encouraged for our upcoming conference. The Chicana/o/x Literature, Film, and Culture area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/o/x cultural studies.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/o/x culture and politics, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Language
  • Border nationalism
  • Indigenismo
  • Colonialism
  • Marianismo
  • Machismo
  • Gender
  • Spanish
  • Raza
  • Immigration
  • Folklore
  • Corridos
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Revolution
  • Resistance
  • Territorialization
  • Separatism
  • Stereotypes
  • Graffiti
  • Television
  • Literature
  • Art

Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/o/x culture are welcome.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at: 

Individual proposals for 15 minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

The deadline for submissions is October 22, 2017.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit

If you have any questions about the Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Lupe Linares, College of St Scholastica,

We look forward to receiving your submissions.  

Contact Info: 

Lupe Linares, Assitant Professor, College of St. Scholastica

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