Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA
CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Native American Literature and Human Rights
With the special focus of SAMLA's upcoming convention being "Human Rights and Humanities," this session welcomes submissions of proposals regarding any aspect of Native American literature and its role in human rights. From the pan-Indian activism of the Society of American Indians to the American Indian Movement of the 1960s and current struggles of Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and beyond, Native writers have resisted the forces of cultural genocide. Native literatures have borne witness to the abuse of human rights both in its historical moment and retrospectively, rewriting conventional narratives of the past through alternative history and historical fiction. This session invites academic papers, multi-media, or digital pieces on any aspect of Native American literature that addresses human rights. By April 1, 2009, please email (no regular mail) 300-word abstracts with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA call for papers guidelines, to Angela Mullis, Department of Language and Literature, Mount Olive College, at email@example.com.