Call for Papers: Asian and African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts Symposium (Texas)

11 July 2011
Call for Papers: Asian and African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts Symposium (Texas)
Dates: 22 - 23 March 2012

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
  • Translations
  • 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.

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