GET UP, STAND UP: THEMES OF PROTEST IN LITERATURE, FILM, AND MUSIC

deadline for submissions: 
June 2, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA

Elie Wiesel believes that “We must always take sides.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” With these words in mind, this panel invites abstracts for papers that consider themes of protest in literature, film, and music.  Prospective panelists may consider, but are not limited to, texts from authors such as W. E. B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, the impact of larger movements such as the Beats, and/or films like Fahrenheit 451 and V for Vendetta.  Speakers may also examine lyrics and music from musicians and groups such as the Ramones, Bob Marley, The Beach Boys, and the Geto Boys.  What is the continued relevance of these voices?  Who has picked up these ideas and continues to speak in opposition to our oppressors?  Please submit abstracts to William Nesbitt at wnesbitt@beaconcollege.edu along with a brief biographical statement and any A/V requirements.