CFP: [General] Resistance: Literature of Social Protest: Classical to Contemporary

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Michael D. Sollars
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Resistance: The Literature of Social Protest
And Struggle: Classical to Contemporary

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the
Eleventh Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 9-10, 2009,
Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentations is “Resistance:
The Literature of Social Protest and Struggle: Classical to
Contemporary.” Scholarly research and presentations are invited that
cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

Ancient texts (Lysistrata, Antigone, Prometheus, and others)
Slave narratives
Resistance to colonialism
Negritude Writers resisting Eurocentrism
Anglo writers and Black resistance
Uneasy alliances: Black writers and communism
Literature and war
Literature and economic struggles
Social and political function of art
Philosophical change and revolution
The anti-war novel and short story

Specific areas of interest include literature and culture, women’s
studies, drama, music, art, song, painting, historical viewpoints,
political economics, and politics. Abstracts of 300 words or less are
requested. Texas Southern is located at 3100 Cleburne, Houston, Texas
77004. For more information or to submit an abstract to the 2009 McCleary
Interdisciplinary Symposium, contact the Department Chair Rhonda Saldivar
at 713-313-7667 or We encourage electronic
submissions of abstracts.

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