El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzalduan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ten years ago, 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 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. We invite papers on a range of topics, especially those that critically access the archive, theorize her work in terms of materiality, or apply and build upon Anzaldúa’s theories.
We seek submission of proposals in English or Spanish for papers, panels of 3-4 papers, roundtables, workshops, or performances.
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
Sexuality and Trauma
SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Trans bodies and studies
Sexuality and immigration
Sexuality and trauma
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)
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)
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 in English or Spanish 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); e-mail 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).