Margins to Mainstream: US Latino/a Performance

Call for abstracts for MLA 2017 Proposed Special Session:

“Margins to Mainstream: US Latino/a Performance”

This proposed special session for the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia will focus on the genre of US Latino/a performance, which can include performance poetry, drama, performance art, and/or film. Submissions that focus on mainstream productions (Broadway, Hollywood, and/or US Latino/a ethnic traditions) as well performances on the margins of these sites are encouraged. The panel will engage with issues of genre as well as questions of authenticity, sexuality, language, history, politics and the marketplace. Submit 250 word abstracts and 2-page CVs by 1 March 2016 to Elena Machado Sáez ( Participants must be MLA members by 7 April 2016.


Above adapted from emailed announcement.