XXIII Call for Papers

XXIII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa
Mexican Studies Conference

University of California, Irvine
April 13 – 15, 2017

Precarious Archives, Shifting Memories

Keynote Speakers:

ÉLMER MENDOZA

SARA SEFCHOVICH

CARLOS MARTÍNEZ ASSAD

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UC Irvine and UC-Mexicanistas announce the twenty-third annual Mexican Studies Conference to be held on April 13-15, 2017. This conference brings together academics from Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world who are conducting research on related themes.

This year’s topic, “Precarious Archives, Shifting Memories” (Archivos precarios, memorias cambiantes), is inspired from the term “shifting baselines” often used in the natural sciences to describe how, from one generation to the next, the idea of normalcy can shift, thus rendering invisible the true extent of loss over a greater period of time. The term is usually used to discuss matters related to ecological conservation and human exploitation of natural resources, but it is particularly pertinent to connect ecocriticism with issues such as violence and memory in Mexican culture. When official archives are incomplete, falsified or prone to disappear, what roles are played by other forms of cultural memory? How do cultural narratives evolve over time? How are archives reconfigured and reinvented? How can slow forms of violence, such as the gradual erosion of human rights, economic resources, public space and the natural environment be rendered visible?

We encourage submissions from across disciplines, including but not limited to: literary, visual, media and performance studies, as well as religious studies, history, anthropology, political and social sciences. We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in papers that address the following themes:

  • Reading fiction as archive, or archive as fiction
  • A reading of archives through object oriented ontologies
  • The politics of preservation
  • Remembrance, time and technology.
  • Ethnography meets the archive
  • Archives, knowledge, and power
  • Phenomenology of the archive
  • Transnational or diasporic archives in movement
  • The archive as embodied practice
  • Fragmented and interrupted archives

We will also consider papers that explore other themes in Mexican literature and culture.

Papers should be written in either Spanish or English. Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes (8 pages double-spaced). If you are interested in reading an original paper, please submit a 200 word abstract electronically to ucimexconf@gmail.com by the deadline of January 16, 2017. Proposals should include the following information: title of the presentation, name of participant, affiliation, academic status, mailing address, telephone and email. The selection committee will respond to all proposals by February 10, 2017.

Registration fees for this year’s conference will be $35 for students and independent scholars, and $45 for faculty until March 11, 2016. Afterwards, the cost will be $45 and $55 respectively.

Hotel reservations should be made by March 22nd to ensure room availability.  Contact Ayres Hotel, 325 Bristol St • Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 • Tel. (800) 322-9992

If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Jacobo Sefamí or Dr. Viviane Mahieux
Email: ucimexconf@gmail.com
http://sites.uci.edu/jbncongresomexicanista/
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
322 Humanities Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
Office: (949) 824-6901 / Fax: (949) 824-2803

 

XXII Call for Papers

XXII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa
Mexican Studies Conference

University of California, Irvine
May 5 – 7, 2016

Mobility, Movements, Mobilizations

Photo by Leopoldo Peña

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UC Irvine and UC-Mexicanistas announce the twenty-second annual Mexican Studies Conference to be held on May 5-7, 2016. This year’s conference will be dedicated to the various manifestations of mobility, movements, and mobilizations. This conference brings together academics from Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world who are conducting research on related themes. Keynote speakers include CLAUDIO LOMNITZ (Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University) and CECILIA VAZQUEZ (painter and professor at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, UAEM).

We encourage submissions from across disciplines, including but not limited to: literary, visual, media and performance studies, as well as religious studies, history, anthropology, political and social sciences.

We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in papers that address the following themes:

  • Memory and migration
  • Law and immigration
  • Social mobility and political agency
  • Mobility between empire and colonies
  • Trans-border identities and subjectivities
  • Nomadic theory and practice
  • Borders and intersectional feminism
  • Synchronic and diachronic mobility
  • Transnational literary movements and cultural networks
  • Media and social mobilizations

We will also consider papers that explore other themes in Mexican literature and culture.

Papers should be written in either Spanish or English. Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes (8 pages double-spaced). If you are interested in reading an original paper, please submit a 200 word abstract electronically to mexconf@uci.edu by the deadline of January 22, 2016. Proposals should include the following information: title of the presentation, name of participant, affiliation, academic status, mailing address, telephone and email. The selection committee will respond to all proposals by February 26, 2016.

Registration fees for this year’s conference will be $35 for students and independent scholars, and $45 for faculty until March 11, 2016. Afterwards, the cost will be $45 and $55 respectively. If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Jacobo Sefamí or Dr. Viviane Mahieux
Email: mexconf@uci.edu
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
322 Humanities Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
Office: (949) 824-6901 / Fax: (949) 824-2803

XXI Call for Papers

 XXI Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa

Mexican Studies Conference

 University of California, Irvine

May 14 – 16, 2015

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Gender, Citizenship, Nation

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UC Irvine and UC-Mexicanistas announce the twenty-first annual Mexican Studies Conference to be held on May 14-16, 2015. This year’s conference will be dedicated to the various manifestations of Gender. This conference brings together academics from Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world who are conducting research on related themes. The keynote address will be delivered by MARTA LAMAS, a major Feminist and Gender Studies scholar and activist, editor of Debate feminista.

We encourage submissions from across disciplines, including but not limited to: literary, visual, media and performance studies, as well as religious studies, history, anthropology, political and social sciences.

We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in papers that address the following themes:

  • Gender in indigenous communities
  • Empire, colonialism and post-national spaces
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender imaginaries
  • Contesting normativity and un-working identities
  • Exclusions, omissions and silences
  • Gender and aesthetics; ethos and polemics
  • Gender and genre
  • Historical events and social transformations
  • Trans-border subjectivities
  • Narco-violence, femicide, and political repression.

We will also consider papers that explore other themes in Mexican literature / culture.

Papers should be written in either Spanish or English. Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes (8 pages double-spaced). If you are interested in reading an original paper, please submit a 200 word abstract electronically to mexconf@uci.edu by the deadline of January 23, 2015. Proposals should include the following information: title of the presentation, name of participant, affiliation, academic status, mailing address, telephone and email. The selection committee will respond to all proposals by February 27, 2015.

Registration fees for this year’s conference will be $35 for students and $45 for professors until March 9, 2015. Afterwards, the cost will be $45 for students and $55 for professors. If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Jacobo Sefamí or Dr. Viviane Mahieux
Email: mexconf@uci.edu
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
322 Humanities Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
Office: (949) 824-6901 / Fax: (949) 824-2803