The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UC Irvine and UC Mexicanistas announce the nineteenth annual Mexican Studies Conference to be held on April 2527. This year's conference will be dedicated to the various manifestations of travel from colonial times to the globalized present. This conference brings together academics from Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world who are conducting research on themes related to this topic.
The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:
Virtual trips and stationary journeys
Colonial and post-colonial routes
The implications of travel for gender, race and class
From periphery to center (and vice-versa)
Exile and migration
Eager travelers and anti-travelers
Chronicles and travelogues
Maps, adventures, and fantasy
Travel as transgression
Rituals and rites of passage
Psychedelic or hallucinatory trips
Cultural mobility in a globalized world
We will also consider papers that explore other themes in Mexican 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 250 word abstract electronically to email@example.com by the deadline of January 21, 2013. 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 22, 2013.
Registration fees for this year's conference will be $35 for students and $45 for professors until March 11, 2013. 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
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, 322 Humanities Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
Office: (949) 824-6901 / Fax: (949) 824-2803