115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Latinx Literature and Culture I

Session Chair: 
Michael Moreno, Green River College
Session 3: Friday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Education (Brogan) 102


  1. Clarissa Castaneda, University of California, Riverside
    This paper examines Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit as a text which time travels into the past and future along a continuum of mestizaje, from indigeneity to the post-colonial body of resistance.   The mestizaje of El Pachuco remembers the Aztec warrior, the Mexican, and America-at-the-fringe by translating and decolonizing the trappings of the status-quo.
  2. Erin L Alvarez, Michigan State University
    The purpose of this presentation is to explore how Chicanxs/Latinxs acquire, internalize, and reinterpret their identity through cultural the cultural icon, Selena Quintanilla – Pérez.
  3. Shelley Garcia, Biola University
    This paper applies a genre theory lens to an analysis of Cherríe Moraga’s Loving in the War Years and This Bridge Called My Back, co-edited with Gloria Anzaldúa, in order to illustrate the inextricability of their social critique from their genre innovation.
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