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CMAS Announces Call for Proposals for El Mundo Zurdo 2015

Posted: July 28, 2014

Ten years ago, the University of Texas at Austin organized and hosted a memorial for Gloria Anzaldúa in commemoration of her life and work. Activists, artists, and academics from across the country participated in the celebration of Anzaldúa’s legacy. Following her passing, LLILAS-Benson Latin American Studies and Collections became the repository of the “Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa Papers, 1942-2004.” Scholars and activists travel from around the globe to work with Gloria Anzaldúa’s personal papers, which include “correspondence, written works, audio tape interviews, reviews, clippings, photographs, posters, artwork, and collected materials.”

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa are honored to serve as the host of "El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzalduan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought."  The conference will take place May 27-30, 2015 on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Details on the conference schedule will be announced in January 2015.

We invite papers on a range of topics, especially those that critically access the archive, theorize Gloria Anzaldúa's work in terms of materiality, or apply and build upon Anzaldúa’s theories. We seek submission of proposals for papers, panels of 3-4 papers, roundtables, workshops, or performances. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found here, El Mundo Zurdo 2015.

Please send proposals to https://ssga2015.submittable.com/submit

Proposals should identify the track (SEE LIST BELOW) that most closely fits the content of the paper/ panel.

Suggested Topics (listed under the main tracks) include:

BORDERS AND SPIRITUALITY

  • Bodies and Borders
  • Virtual Borderlands (New Media, Visual
  • Cultures, and Cybernepantleras)
  • Comparative Borderlands Studies
  • Sexual and/or Spiritual Borderlands


HEALTH AND HEALING

  • Spiritual Activism
  • Health Practices
  • Sexuality and Trauma


SEXUALITY AND GENDER

  • Queer bodies/identities
  • Trans bodies and studies
  • Sexuality and immigration
  • Sexuality and trauma
  • Sexual borderlands


THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES

  • Engaged Research and Policy
  • Critical Race Studies (From Theory to Application)
  • Anzalduan Thought (Emerging Theories and Methodologies)


ARTS—MUSIC, LITERATURE, ART, FILM

  • Anzaldúan Approaches to Literary Production
  • Anzaldúa and the Arts (Archive, Fine Art, and Music)


EDUCATION

  • Community, Teaching and Pedagogy
  • Children and Youth (Young Readers, Youth Learners)
  • Epistemologies (Disability, Queer, Feminist, Indigenous, Afro-Latino)
  • Anzaldúa in the Academy (Institutional Legacies, Violence, and Power)


NEW DIRECTIONS

  • Archive and Collection Management (Building Upon, Curating
  • the Anzaldúa Collection and Other Feminist Archives)
  • Anzalduan Studies (Life, Legacy, and Letters)


ONLY PROPOSALS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO SUBMITTABLE.COM WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Proposals must include the following: a.) 250-word proposal narrative b.) 100-word abstract suitable for publication in the conference program book c.) be submitted as Word documents.

Panels must include the following: proposals and abstracts for each paper and the name; address; phone number(s); email address, and institutional affiliation of each participant; audio/visual needs; contact person's name; address, phone number(s); e-mail address; and institutional affiliation(s).

Deadline for Abstracts: Midnight, OCTOBER 15, 2014

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