Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012

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Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

Scholarly research and presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

National and Global Influences
Exodus Literature: Roads Away, Roads Back
Lost Generations
Women in Art and Literature
Following History's Ariadne's Thread through the Past
New Voices in Adopted Languages
Social Impact and Change
Literature in New Form—Blogs and Bloggers
Cyber Art, Cyber Fiction
The Internet's Impact
You Tube as an Expressive Form
Modernism and Postmodernism
Conflict and Protest Art and Literature
Post WW II Considerations
The Short Story
Expatriate Artists
Literature and War
Anti-government art and literature
Poetic and Artistic Influences

Specific areas of interest include literature and culture, women's studies, the Internet, 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 2012 McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, contact the Department Chair Rhonda Saldivar at 713-313-7667 or We encourage electronic submissions of abstracts.