Rise Up: Social Protest in Literature, Creative Writing, & Pedagogy

Страна: США


Город: Bethlehem

Дедлайн: 05.01.2018


Даты: 22.03.18 — 24.03.18


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Организаторы: Pennsylvania College English Association


The 2018 PCEA conference will focus on the ways in which literature, rhetoric, digital platforms, and creative expression reflect and shape social change, draw attention to injustice, raise consciousness, and call for action to improve our changing cultural landscape.  Social protests and movements related to race, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, politics, climate change, education, class inequality, and other forms of marginalization have rendered a more public and active engagement with traditional literature, social media, political discourse, and self-expression. 

This conference seeks to explore, extend, and evaluate the myriad ways in which we locate and actualize the potential of grassroots movements, college-campus activism, national protests, and other constructive methods of “rising up.”  For example, the Black Lives Matter movement has offered deep insight into historical and contemporary examples of police brutality, racial profiling, and urban marginalization.  Drawing on a rich legacy of writers and activists who have expounded on racial justice for centuries, participants in this movement today have effected tangible change at both the national and local level.  Furthermore, the Women’s March on Washington has recently put feminist theory into direct practice, extending the models and methods found in literary, creative, and academic circles.  Finally, the above lines from Elie Wiesel serve as a wake-up call, as well as a direct call to action, to use our personal and professional voices as all of us navigate an increasingly precarious world of injustice.  These examples, among countless others, have refocused our national attention and, more specifically, our local attention across college campuses nationwide, on how students, faculty, and staff can and should extend their knowledge in order to take direct action beyond academic walls. 

To this end, the Pennsylvania College English Association welcomes a wide array of interpretations of this year’s conference theme, including: scholarly analyses of literature, film, TV, or other works of popular culture; ethnographic accounts of protest and dissent; original works of creative writing and self-expression; practical approaches to implementing constructive protest in our communities; and pedagogical approaches to communicating protest literature and material in higher education arenas. 

Веб-сайт конференции: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/08/31/rise-up-social-protest-in-literature-creative-writing-pedagogy

Поселение: Поиск и бронирование Отеля