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Domino R. Perez, Director BUR 552, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-4557

2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference Day 2

Sat, February 27, 2010 • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM • San Jacinto Conference Center

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Pasado, Presente, y Futuro: Forty Years of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas

The year 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the formal establishment of Mexican American Studies in the academy in Texas. Since the early 1970s, many approaches have been developed and employed in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies, some focusing on political economy, others on cultural studies, some focusing on the specificity of the Tejano experience, others focusing on how Texas fits into the larger experience of Mexican Americans in the United States and linkages to Mexico and Latin America. Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas has drawn from many intellectual approaches and fields, and struggled to expand the definition of the academy, activism, and intellectual life.

The goal of the 2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference is to examine questions around a "Texas School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Scholars of Chicana and Chicano Studies, members of NACCS, and the general public will engage the question of whether there is (or is not) a Texas-based approach to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Presentations will look at the past, present, and future of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas to outline such a "Texas School" of thought or may call into question the very idea of such a proposition. The conference will also consider whether there is more than one school of thought within Texas.

The conference is free and open to the public.

 

Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions E

9:00 am – 10:15 am

 

PANEL: History and Historiography in Tejas

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PERFORMANCE PANEL: Gloria Anzaldúa, El Valle, and Transnational Tejan@ Poetics: A Reading

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

ROUNDTABLE:  Teaching Chicana/o Studies in Tejas

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Chicana/o Studies in Tejas: An Open Forum

10:30 am - 12 noon

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Business Meeting

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Sponsored by: The Center for Mexican American Studies


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