Call for Papers: Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Conference
Thursday, October 24-Saturday, October 26, 2013
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
"Revolutionary ‘Riting: Working-class Perspectives and the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike"
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has a storied working-class heritage and has been the setting for numerous passionate clashes between workers and management. One of the most significant of these conflicts was the nine-month long 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike. As Michigan’s Copper Country pauses to reflect on the centennial of this labor action in 2013, the fourth annual WAP Conference will consider one of the most important expressions of working-class heritage: WRITING.
From articles in union newspapers to diaries of domestics to the treatment of working-class immigrant children in “English” classrooms, the effect of “class” on writers is significant. The 2013 WAP Conference will reflect upon and add to the local, regional, national, and international examinations of these crucial intersections between writing and the working-class.
See the attached PDF for full particulars. Proposal deadline is May 1.