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The Graduate & Professional Student Association will have a reading
on Wednesday, March 28th at 12pm on the first floor of the University of Idaho Library.
This reading will focus on the subject of SOCIAL JUSTICE and World Literature.
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Readers
- FEATURED SPEAKER: Vanessa Anthony-Stevens (College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences)
- Leotina Hormel (Sociology & Anthropology)
- Janine Darragh (College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences)
- Suzie Davis (Gary Strong Curriculum Center)
SOCIAL JUSTICE: International Literature
Critical Insights: Social Justice and American Literature by
Call Number: UI Library Main Stacks PS169.S56 S63 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
About this volume / Robert C. Hauhart & Jeff Birkenstein -- On social justice in American literature / Robert C. Hauhart & Jeff Birkenstein -- Identities without borders : June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and the legacy of post-civil rights black feminism / David M. Jones -- Stories of place : Appalachian literature as locus of environmental and social justice / Katherine E. Ledford -- Embattled terrains : the body as the site of social (in)justice in American literature / Ann M. Ciasullo -- Chester Hime's dilemma / Kimberly Drake -- "This is the way that I am" : early indigenous American women's literature / Tabitha A. Morgan -- Port of entry : hidden correspondence by Frederick Douglass to Anna Murray (Douglass)
Fictions of Dignity by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2012-11-16
Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the novel to explore both the possibilities and challenges of enacting and protecting human rights, particularly in the global South. This book shows how human dignity and bodily integrity contribute to an anxiety about the body that helps to explain many of the contemporary and historical failures of human rights, revealing why and how lives are excluded from human rights protections along the lines of race, gender, class, disability, and species membership.
Brave New Words by
Call Number: UI Library Main Stacks PS169.S57A44 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right and left. Concentrating on activist U.S. writers- from ecocritics to feminists to those dedicated to exposing race and class biases, from Jim Wallis and Cornel West to Winona LaDuke and Paula Moya and many others- she calls for all humanists to link their work to the progressive literature of the last half century, to insist on activism in the service of positive change as part of their mission, and to teach the power of hope and action to their students.
For more information about these readings or the GPSA Diversity Committee, please contact Farjahan Shawon.