CFP: [Postcolonial] MELUS at SAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
April Conley Kilinski
contact email: 
ackilinski@ngcsu.edu

From: April Conley Kilinski (ACKilinski_at_ngcsu.edu)

Date: November 6, 2008

MELUS
Fight for Right: The Struggle for Human Rights in Minority, Postcolonial,
and Immigrant Literatures (4/30/2009; SAMLA 11/6/2209—11/8/2009)

People in ethnic/racial minority groups, those from colonized countries,
and immigrants can be considered doubly (by virtue of race and class) and
even triply (by virtue of sex) oppressed. As such, people in these groups
have often had to fight longer and harder for the human rights that those
in majority ethnic, racial, and class groupings often take for granted.
This panel invites papers on literary texts that represent, call for, or
otherwise engage with the struggle for human rights. Topics might include,
but are not limited to: the struggle for freedom, education, land rights,
and rights to the ownership of one’s body. Presentations should run
between 15 and 20 minutes and allow time for discussion.

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts, a brief biography, contact
information, and detailed requests for specific audiovisual equipment to
April Conley Kilinski at ACKilinski_at_ngcsu.edu by April 30, 2009.
Presenters must be members of SAMLA by the time of the convention.

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postcolonial