Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Michael Sollars/Texas Southern University
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Introductions: Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2013 – 15th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fifteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium on April 18th .

The general topic for the presentations is "Introductions: Text and Context"
Whether it's at the undergraduate, graduate or faculty level, some of our most exciting academic discoveries occur during those moments when we realize that something we're working on is also applicable to work being done in another field; these are moments that expand the scope of our academic labor, and unite the mission of our academic service. This year, the McCleary Symposium is gearing up to examine these discoveries in a day-long conference devoted to the theme of interdisciplinarity. Paper proposals that invite or explore connections between disparate fields and discourses are especially encouraged.

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

The status of the humanities today
Academic labor in the digital age
Cross-disciplinary thinkers and texts
Literature and society
Modernism in literature, art and science
Art across purposes
Symbolism in art
Science and the humanities
Literature and the law
Historical perspectives on literature, science and the law
The academic value of interdisciplinarity

Specific areas of interest include literature and culture, women's studies, the internet, drama, music, art, song, painting, historical viewpoints, political economics, sociology and politics.

Brief bios and abstracts of 300 words or less are requested. For more information or to submit an abstract to the 2013 McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, contact professor Lana Reese at: reesell@tsu.edu. Submissions are due by March 3rd.