The Coastal Plains Graduate Conference on Language and Literature is seeking presentation proposals for our 3rd Annual Conference on the theme of “Revolution,” on Friday and Saturday April 5-6, 2013, at the University of Houston.
With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard
from Syracuse University
Dr. Natalie Houston
from the University of Houston
Social and cultural evolution depends on revolution. Society stagnates and decays when people stop reevaluating laws, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes, not just to progress but to survive, we must revolt.
The Coastal Plains Graduate Conference welcomes papers, panels, presentations, and workshops in areas of literature, composition, rhetoric, pedagogy, folklore, film studies, humanities, etc. We are seeking work that enters the discussion of current scholarship and offers an original angle, approach, or application to literary/rhetorical theory.
Please send your 200-300 word presentation proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14, 2013. Include your name, university affiliation, type of presentation, and tech equipment needs.
Possible topics might include:
● Creation of / birth of new literary periods
● The Revolt of the Other: Analysis of literary characters participating in/creating their own
revolutions, internal or external
● Texts that act as revolutionary acts in themselves
● Protest rhetorics,or the rhetoric of backlash movements against change / revolution
● Critical pedagogy and criticisms thereof
● Revolutionary ideas in pedagogy
● Literary responses to revolutions: historical, ideological, social
● Adaptation and/or translation (could be framed as critically reading or writing back)
● Internal revolutions-within characters or authors
● Cultural revolutions including but not limited to issues of: race, gender, class, sexuality
religious, and political
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