Signs of the Times: Activism as Literature

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Susan Gilmore, NeMLA
contact email: 

What new modes of literature have emerged in current activist movements and subcultures?  How do they mesh with longer standing forms of performance and protest?    This session, approved for the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh, April 12-15th, aims to explore the explosion of activist communications online and in the streets to discover how they constitute new genres, forms, and modes of literacy. Papers on Women’s and Climate March posters, Pantsuit Nation posts, agitprop theater productions, poetry broadsides and posts, and on theories and ethics of activist communication are welcome.  

Submit abstracts by 9/30/17 to this session via NeMLA site: