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Attention Graduate Students: GSC Activities and Events at NeMLA 2017
3/20/17

Posted March 20, 2017

 

With just a few days left until NeMLA's 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, the Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) makes the following announcements: 

 

Vote in our elections

 

If you have not yet done so, please vote in the GSC's election, open until March 21. We will announce the results at our business meeting on Friday evening

 

Join us for GSC-sponsored sessions and events at the Baltimore Convention

 

6.6 Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview 

Friday, March 24, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Dover A 

 

9.3 Teaching Your Own Research as a Graduate Student or Early-career Faculty Member 

Friday, March 24, 4:45-6:15 PM, Bristol 

 

10.2 Graduate Student Caucus Business Meeting 

Help steer GSC initiatives for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh! 

Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 PM, Atlantic 

 

GSC Meet and Greet 

Free refreshments for GSC members 

Friday, March 24, 9-11 PM, Dinosaur BBQ, 1401 Fleet Street 

 

12.24 Let’s Work Together I: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 10:15-11:30 AM, Kent C 

 

13.11 Let’s Work Together II: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 2 

 

Participate in New Networking Initiatives in Baltimore

 

Networking Opportunities 

 

Tables devoted to specific disciplines will be situated in the common area, at the Saturday evening reception, and at the Sunday brunch. 

 

Social Engagement Challenge 

 

Sessions chairs, take a photo of you and your participants enjoying a meal or beverage, and email it to photos@nemla.org. Chair(s) of the winning session photo will receive free conference registration for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Search for clues throughout the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. More details will be available at the convention. 

 

Convention Childcare Available

 

One of our NeMLA members has arranged childcare at the convention hotel. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has trusted this agency for 15 years. If you will be looking for childcare at the convention, please contact Sabina Lenae at st521@nyu.edu. 

 

Grad-Friendly Food

 

Check out our Grad-Friendly Food List with suggestions for affordable places to eat and drink near the convention hotel. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, where we regularly post news and resources. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Attention CAITY Caucus Members: Events and Information about 2017 Baltimore
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Before, during, and after the conference, the CAITY Caucus is here to represent and advocate for contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and those employed by two-year institutions. 

 

At the conference, please plan to attend the Caucus Business Meeting on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Bristol Room. Members will discuss caucus priorities and awards and elect the next president and NeMLA board rep for the caucus! If you would like to add items to the business meeting agenda, or if wish to run for caucus president/board rep, email Emily Lauer at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu before the conference begins. 

 

CAITY also has helpful web sites to share: 

 

1. Search the conference schedule at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, and if you click "Subject" and select "Pedagogy & Professional," you'll see a variety of sessions pertinent to CAITY constituents. 

 

2. The Graduate Student Caucus generously shares their Room and Ride forum with CAITY. As you finalize last-minute travel plans for the conference, you might want to check out http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net

 

3. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about CAITY, or start planning now to revise your presentation for next year's paper prize, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/caity.html 

 

See you soon in Baltimore!

Attention Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Members: Seeking 2017 Baltimore Volunteers
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Each year, the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus staffs a table that holds information about the caucus, convention events, and serves as a place where members can showcase and promote their recent work. Please bring any flyers or announcements that you would like to share. 

 

If you are available for an hour or so Thursday (afternoon), Friday, and/or Saturday, anytime between 8 and 5, please email wgsnemla@gmail.com with “Convention Table Volunteer” in the header. Please include your availability to volunteer. We encourage any member to sit at the table, as it is a great way to meet other members, to recruit new members, and to simply offer your service to the caucus. 

 

If you're unable to volunteer at the table, please stop by to pick up a WGSC ribbon from the convention table. We encourage members to wear their ribbons throughout the conference, both to be able to recognize fellow members easily and to increase the caucus’ presence at the convention. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!

NeMLA at MLA: Calls for papers on interdisciplinary humanities and conference panel development
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for two sessions they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please consider submitting to the following: 

 

"Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15) 

 

How can we design curriculum that integrates sciences, cultural studies, or other humanities? What are potential advantages and challenges? Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu). A full copy of the CFP is available here.

 

"From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel" (Deadline March 17) 

 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Derek McGrath (derekmcg@buffalo.edu). 

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Tickets available for NeMLA-sponsored Baltimore Cultural Events
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

We have secured discounted tickets for the following local and cultural events. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select "Registration and Membership." 

 

1. A group tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (walking distance from the Marriott Waterfront, our 2017 convention site). Friday, March 24, at 11 AM. $6 per person.

 

A Smithsonian affiliate, this is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African-American history and culture and on the African diaspora. It offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum cafe' serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. NeMLA attendees also receive a discount for regular admission during all days of our convention in Baltimore: $5 for regular admission (with NeMLA badge), and $4 per student admission. For more information about the Lewis Museum, please visit http://www.lewismuseum.org

 

2. A group tour of the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University (shuttle provided). Friday, March 24, 12 PM to 3 PM. $10 per personThe shuttle to the Peabody departs from the Marriott Waterfront lobby at 12 PM. The shuttle to the Marriott will be leaving the Peabody at 3 PM.

 

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. The Exhibition Gallery is surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections. The collection contains more than 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. More information on the Peabody's holdings is available at http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202582&p=1336208

 

3. Our special-rate tickets for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of The Taming of the Shrew are now sold out

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Vote online for Graduate Student Caucus open positions (Deadline: March 21)
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

All graduate student members of NeMLA are encouraged to vote for candidates in the Graduate Student Caucus' election. Voting is currently underway online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZJHJZ and will close on March 21, 2017. The elected officers will be announced at the Graduate Student Caucus's Business Meeting, Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, at NeMLA's upcoming convention in Baltimore. 

 

Please take the time to vote to make the GSC even stronger! For more information about the GSC, please visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and at their web site.

New Convention Initiatives for Baltimore 2017: Networking, Social Engagement Challenge, and a Scavenger Hunt!
3/3/17

Posted March 3, 2017

 

As part of NeMLA's mission to promote professional development and to serve the interests of our members, we are proud to announce new initiatives for our 2017 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Network Opportunities

 

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? We will have tables devoted to specific disciplines so you may converse with scholars who share your interests. These tables will be available throughout the convention in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore) and at Sunday brunch, March 26, 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott. (Make sure to pre-register for brunch here.)

 

Social Engagement Challenge (Winner receives free 2018 NeMLA Convention Registration!)

 

Attention all session chairs: we encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters! Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

 

Take a photograph of your gathering and email it by April 1, 2017, to photos@nemla.org, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

Solve a mystery in Edgar Allan Poe's own hometown! Search for clues throughout the Marriott Waterfront. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. 

 

Please forward this flyer to members in your department and other NeMLA 2017 attendees. For more information on these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at csommers@gc.cuny.edu

 

CFP MLA 2018, "Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15)
2/28/17

Posted February 28, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for a collaborative session they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) by March 15. 

 

This panel seeks to explore how, at both the classroom and institutional levels, humanities curricula have integrated material originating from multiple disciplines across the university. Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

 

  • The incorporation of multiple disciplines such as social sciences, bench sciences, business, and other humanities fields into humanities curricula
  • The advantages of interdisciplinary curriculum, especially pertaining to student interest and enrollment
  • Interdisciplinary curricula and the job market
  • Collaboration among multiple departments
  • Interdisciplinary course design
  • The creation of interdisciplinary programs
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum design, technology, and digital classroom techniques
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum as a tool for community/global engagement
  • Teaching students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
  • The unique challenges of interdisciplinary course and curriculum design

 

This session is a joint presentation of the Regional Divisions of the MLA: the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the South Central Modern Language Association.​ 

 

If you have any questions, please email csommers@gc.cuny.edu. 

 

Tickets available for "The Taming of the Shrew" at NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
2/24/17

Posted February 24, 2017

 

NeMLA has secured a discounted rate of $34 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spring performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, coinciding with our 48th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 25, at 8 PM. As topical as it is hilarious, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy looking at the imbalance of powers in gender roles. The founding artistic director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ian Gallanar, directs this production. 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login, choose "Registration & Membership," and add the tickets to your current registration.

 

Tickets will be available for pick up on a will-call basis at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 

 

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's theater is a quick 10-minute ride from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront, via the #31 Metro Bus Line

 

For more information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production, visit their web site at http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com or email us at support@nemla.org

CV Clinic: Sign up for job market advice or as a faculty mentor
2/14/17

Posted February 14, 2017

 

Over the past three years, the CV Clinic has furthered NeMLA's mission of supporting the professional development of members who are graduate students, recent PhD recipients on the job market, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Many of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members have volunteered to serve as mentors in advising many on revising their CVs and seeking work in academia. Mentees who have benefited from this clinic include graduate students, recent PhD recipients, and adjunct and contingent faculty.  

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, the CV Clinic consists of one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions. During the convention, mentees will be paired with tenured and tenure-track faculty members who offer expert feedback on CVs and securing a job in academia. 

 

 

We at NeMLA encourage faculty to volunteer as mentors for our upcoming March 2017 meeting in Baltimore. If you are faculty interested in volunteering as a mentor, or if you are a mentee interested in receiving advice on your CV, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094faeac2ba1f58-cvclinic. Choose your advising slots, and be sure to select the correct category for that time slot: mentor or mentee. A Sign Up Genius account is not necessary for signing up.

 

If you have any questions, please email CVClinicNeMLA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

 

Now Available: Auditing Registration and Courtyard Baltimore Hotel Rooms
2/13/17

Posted February 13, 2017

 

NeMLA has now opened auditing registration at our upcoming 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore. Auditing is intended for attendees who are not presenting. To review membership rates for auditing and to register as an auditor, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members/rates.html.

 

We ask that you encourage your colleagues to join us as auditors at the convention: please share the auditor registration link above with your departments and on listservs as appropriate.

 

NeMLA also has secured a special discounted hotel rate for our members for $149 per night at the Marriott Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor. This hotel is just a five-minute walk from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. Reserve your room online at this link, or call 443-923-4000 and provide the group code NEMC.

 

The last day to book your low NeMLA rate at the Marriott Courtyard is March 1. More information about our hotel offerings is available here.

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org.

Graduate Student Caucus nominations now accepted for open positions
2/9/17

Posted February 9, 2017

 

The Graduate Student Caucus will soon hold elections and seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for all three committee positions: Communications Director, Vice President and President. All nominees must be current graduate students. 

 

Please email nominations to the current Vice President, James Van Wyck, at jvanwyck@fordham.edu, by March 1. In emailed nominations, please include:

 

  • Whether the nomination is for Communications Director, Vice President, or President in the subject line
  • The nominee’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation
  • A brief narrative that outlines: the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA, other relevant experience, current graduate status and degree pursued, and details on what the nominee would contribute to the position and the GSC committee.

 

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a link with which to vote. All graduate student members of NeMLA will be eligible to vote. 

 

Descriptions of all open positions are available online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/grad.html. If you have any questions, please email Vice President James Van Wyck at jvanwyck@fordham.edu.

NeMLA Statement on Executive Orders on Immigration
2/1/17

 

We, the Executive Board of NeMLA, declare that we stand together with refugees and immigrants from all corners of the globe. In the face of growing and bold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries to the United States, we solidly affirm the need to foster peace, diplomacy and, above all, deep mutual understanding and respect among diverse peoples. We respect the rule of law, but we cannot and will not tolerate the targeting of any human being because of their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their ethnicity, race or the language(s) they speak. We declare: no human being is illegal.

 

We as scholars, professors and researchers denounce anti-democratic pronouncements that go against the very moral and ethical founding of the United States, and we stand firm with our colleagues, our students and all of our brothers and sisters in the global community who strive for unity over division.

 

In consideration of those affected by the travel ban, NeMLA is taking the following steps:

 

1.     Implementing a provisional policy for allowing those affected by the ban to present their papers in absentia. For reasons central to the discussion and exchange that are the hallmark of a lively NeMLA session, our policy is to not allow papers read in absentia. We will make an exception for those presenters impacted.

 

2.     NeMLA Executive Board officers will introduce an open forum in which attendees can discuss, respond to, contextualize, and strategize about the recent Executive Orders on immigration. This special Roundtable Discussion, titled “NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration,” will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 4:45 PM in Grand Ballroom VI.

 

We welcome your thoughts and contributions on these issues as we prepare for our 2017 Convention.

 

In solidarity and peace,

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President

María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President

Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President

Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President

Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director

Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

 

CAITY Travel Award applications due February 1, 2017
1/26/17

Posted January 26, 2017

 

The CAITY Caucus sponsors Travel Awards, open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present a paper as part of a traditional panel or seminar at NeMLA's upcoming March convention in Baltimore. The deadline for applications is February 1 and may be submitted online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/travel/caity-travel/caity-travel-app.html

 

CAITY Travel Awards are not intended for panel chairs or for participants of creative sessions or roundtables. Applicants can expect a response from the Caucus by mid-February. 

Register for Baltimore NeMLA-Sponsored Events
1/19/17

Posted January 19, 2017

 

NeMLA has sponsored the following activities for members attending the Baltimore conference: 

 

  • Shakespeare Theatre Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew, Saturday, March 25, 8 PM: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stages this rollicking send-up of marital power struggles, which is as topical as it is comical, and always entertaining. Prior to the performance is a reception with a cash bar. $34 
  • Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Friday, March 24, 11 AM: This is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African American history and culture and on the African diaspora. The Lewis Museum offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum café serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. $6 guided tour
  • Tour of the Peabody Library and Special Collections, Friday, March 24, 1 PM: Johns Hopkins University's collection contains more than 300,000 volumes of rare and diverse materials. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. $10 (includes shuttle)

 

We also encourage you to RSVP for these free special events hosted at our annual convention: 

 

  • Opening Address, "Imagining a Multilingual World" by Marjorie Agosín, Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: Award-winning poet, memorist, and the author of more than fifty books, Professor Agosín is one of the most diverse and vibrant authors writing in both Latin America and the United States today. She is the recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor given by the Chilean government (2004) as well as of the Pura Belpré Award for her novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014) given by the American Library Association. Professor Agosín is also an award-winning human rights activist. The United Nations distinguished her with the Human Rights Leadership Award. Professor Agosín holds the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, where she has taught for nearly thirty years. 
  • Keynote Address, "The End of Monolingualism" by Ilán Stavans, Friday, March 24, 7 PM: One of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilán Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His best-selling books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010), and Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015). His graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (2014) with Lalo Alcaraz, is the winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 
  • Membership Breakfast and NeMLA Business Meeting, Sunday, March 26, 12:15 PM: Converse, network, and learn about how to propose sessions for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh over a free brunch!

 

To purchase tickets and to RSVP for free events, sign into https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login with your user name and password, then click “Registration and Membership.”

 

For more information, please email us at support@nemla.org

Now Online: Winter 2017 Newsletter and 2018 Pittsburgh Call for Session Proposals
1/13/17

Posted January 13, 2017

 

The newest issue of the NeMLA newsletter is now online, listing scheduled events for the March 2017 Baltimore convention, local activities in Baltimore, award and fellowship opportunities, and more! 

 

Also, we want to promote now the call for session proposal for our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. We have uploaded the flyer we distributed at the Modern Language Association convention last week, which you can find here along with information about our future conventions in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. The April 29th deadline wil be here before you know it, so don't wait until our meeting in Baltimore: brainstorm proposals now so you're ready to submit them when we open up the web site! And please pass along this flyer to your colleagues. 

Due Jan 15 2017: Shakespeare Sister's Mentee Applications
1/3/17

Posted January 3, 2017

 

The NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus operates the interdisciplinary mentoring program Shakespeare's Sister, which pairs senior faculty mentors with graduate students and early career caucus members.

 

Mentors helps mentees in various ways: job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, advice on managing personal relationships and having children, career opportunities outside of academia, advice on how to best work with your committee and advisor, how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field, and more. 

 

Mentorship is envisioned as an opportunity for exchange between mentors and mentees through various networking activities. These may include Skype conversations, coffee or meals at the annual NeMLA convention, or meeting at the annual Shakespeare's Sister breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. 

 

The application process for mentees closes on January 15, 2017. To access the application, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/areas/caucuses/wgs/wgs-mentoring-app.html.

 

For more information, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please email Margarita Vargas at wgsnemla@gmail.com.







NeMLA 2017 Baltimore schedule now available online
12/28/16

Posted December 28, 2016

 

The schedule for NeMLA sessions is now online! We encourage all participants at our 2017 convention to visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx to determine when and where your NeMLA session will occur.

 

Please also take this opportunity to visit your NeMLA User Account, and choose whether to publish your bio and paper abstract into the online convention schedule. The online program will also tell you which sessions are equipped for media. 

 

For those of you not yet registered, late registration closes on January 5. Unregistered participants will be removed from the session and from the online program, which may place some panels at risk of folding. Panel chairs are encouraged to log into their user account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login to reconfirm which of their participants are registered. If you have panelists who have withdrawn, please mark them as declined in the session management page in order to remove them from the unpaid list. 

 

Hotel rooms are still available at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEMLA2017. Please book now, as they will sell out very soon.

 

We hope you are looking forward to the convention as much as we are! In the coming weeks, we will promote some the convention's local and special events, as well as open auditor registration for non-participants. Please encourage your colleagues to join us as an auditor at this year's convention!

 

As always, you can reach out to us at support@nemla.org with questions or concerns.

NeMLA Chairs: Check your email regarding participants and second session chairs
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

This is a reminder that all NeMLA 2017 participants and chairs must be registered. The deadline for early registration has been extended, closing today, Friday, December 9, at midnight. After that, participants will pay a late fee; if they have not paid by January, they will be removed from the session. Register at http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login.

 

NeMLA 2017 session chairs also have received an email regarding session management, unregistered session participants, and having chairs for any second sessions. All chairs should visit http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login to use the session management to see their sessions' unregistered participants, listed in red. Please email your participants from the session management page to remind them to register. 

 

As well, NeMLA policy prohibits participants from chairing more than one session of a type. If you are currently chairing two sessions due to an approved second session request, you must find someone else to chair the second session. This person can be a participant from either session, as long as they are not chairing another session of the same type, or an outside person you recruit for the task. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org.

Corrected link to NeMLA Board election
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

The previous link distributed for online voting of NeMLA Board representatives has been replaced with a new link that corrects errors in the poll. The new link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGRNBBD. The biographies and statements of purpose of all candidates are here.

 

If you voted before 9 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, please vote again at this new link to have your vote counted. 

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Convention Information, Voting in NeMLA Elections, and Refund Policies
12/9/16

Posted December 6, 2016

Updated December 9, 2016 (Corrected Board voting link)

 

We have news to share about our upcoming March convention in Baltimore:

 

  • Convention Schedule: The convention schedule will be available online by December 20th
  • Hotel: Book your room at a discounted NeMLA rate online here. Rooms fill up fast, so book early!
  • Transportation: Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2017 NeMLA Convention, offers discounts ranging from 2 to 8 percent on airfare. To enjoy these discounts, you must book at this link
  • Workshops: NeMLA will be hosting a variety of workshops to address the professional, scholastic, and educational needs of our members. To sign up for workshops, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and click on "Convention Registration." For workshop descriptions, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/workshops.html
  • Vote! We have two major votes right now. First, please vote for NeMLA-sponsored cultural activities during the convention. Second, vote to elect your future Board members! Candidates' bios and statements of purpose, along with the link for voting, is here.
  • Refund policy: NeMLA does not issue membership refunds. Refunds for registration are only granted until December 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NeMLA 2017 Registration Deadline (extended to Friday, Dec 9)
12/5/16

Posted December 5, 2016

 

This is a reminder to register for the NeMLA 2017 convention in Baltimore. All chairs, presenters, and participants are required to register.

 

Log in at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select the "Registration & Membership" link at the top of the screen. 

 

The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, December 9Late registration will be accepted until January 5th, 2017 (pending a late fee of $25). 

 

Failing to register by the deadline will result in the removal of your name from the program and will place the session and its other participants in jeopardy. 

 

Please contact support@nemla.org with any questions.

CAITY opportunities for 2016-2017: Essay Award, Travel Award, and Election!
11/22/16

Posted November 22, 2016

 

Contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions with NeMLA will receive an email from the CAITY Caucus about numerous opportunities, including: 

 

  • The December 15 deadline for the CAITY Essay Award
  • Travel Awards, which will be accepting applications starting in December 2016
  • The Room and Ride Forum, co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Caucus, to assist with sharing travel costs to our March 2017 convention in Baltimore
  • A call for nominations and current candidates' statements in the election for CAITY president, which will take place at the CAITY Annual Business Meeting at the Baltimore March 2017 convention

 

For more information about CAITY, please visit their web site

 

 

NeMLA Awards for manuscripts, essays, travel, and fellowships (with extended deadlines)
11/22/16

Posted November 21, 2016. Updated November 22, 2016

 

NeMLA provides its members with opportunities to apply for essay awards, travel awards and fellowships, some of which have extended deadlines. More information is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards.html and at the calendar links below:

 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org and the persons listed at the awards linked above. 

 

Submit early, and good luck!

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
11/18/16

Posted November 18, 2016

 

Dear NeMLA Members,

 

As a professional organization dedicated to the scholarly study of modern languages and cultures, NeMLA fully embraces and celebrates the vast cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the United States. Certainly, this rich aspect of our society is thoroughly explored, both at the theoretical and the experiential levels, during our annual conference that gathers over 2,000 scholars and researchers from the northeast coast in the United States and Canada.

 

At NeMLA we believe that the diversity that constitutes the core fabric of our society is what makes us strong and unique. Each group's lives, stories, cultural practices, along with their current and historical struggles, all make of the United States the  culturally-wealthy nation that it is today.

 

Therefore, we want to express our repudiation of recent events of violence, hatred, bullying, and degrading behaviors that have taken place in higher education institutions across the United States after the election.

 

NeMLA stands in solidarity with those who have been/are being targeted by such heinous acts of hatred and harm. We stand with our members, their students and staff members at their institutions who have been subjected to such lamentable manifestations of intolerance and white privilege; we stand against the pretentious entitlement of national, ethnic, and class supremacy over "others."

 

Therefore, we abhor all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and we stand against any attempt of committing acts of physical or emotional harm against those who may somehow be perceived as "different."

 

As scholars, professors, and administrators, we take inspiration from the powerful and living legacies of literary, artistic, and political resistance to white supremacy, colonialism, and gender and reproductive violence that inform our academic work. Before this election and definitely after it, NeMLA is committed to the ongoing scholarly initiatives that strive for a just future for everyone.

 

Now more than ever, the topic of our next conference, "Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era," has become significantly more relevant. (Please visit our NeMLA 2017 conference site.)

 

We look forward to counting with your voice at our annual forum.

 

In solidarity and peace,

 

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President
María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President
Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President
Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President
Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director
Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

Book Award deadline extended to December 1!
11/11/16

Posted November 11, 2016

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the spring NeMLA Convention, recognizes an unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA’s focal literatures, languages, or cultures. Winners receive both a $750 prize and NeMLA’s help in contacting and working with presses. 

 

The deadline for the Book Award has been extended to December 1, 2016. Submit your book manuscript to book.award@nemla.org to be eligible. For more information on requirements, and for a list of past winners, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/awards/book-award.html.

Room & Ride Forum for Baltimore 2017
10/21/16

Posted October 21, 2016

 

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum! Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Baltimore for the 2017 Convention, start here!

 

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net.

Orlando
6/20/16

Posted June 20, 2016

 

The Northeast Modern Languages Association stands in solidarity with its LGBTQ colleagues as well as with their Orlando-based friends, family, neighbors. In the wake of the tragedy of the Pulse shootings in Orlando, Florida, we wish to express our shared grief with the victims' families and loved ones. As an academic and scholarly organization, NeMLA upholds individuals' freedom of thought and expression, and we assert the rights of all people to live freely and peacefully in communities that support diversity and inclusion. While we cannot tolerate intolerance, we affirm the value of the human in the humanities.

 

The Board of Directors of NeMLA

Board Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
6/15/16

Posted May 18, 2016

 

Nominations open for 2017 positions
Election deadline for nominations extended to July 1, 2016
Submit nominations to nemla_nominations@nemla.org

The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on upcoming Board openings and responsibilities can be found here. Open positions include: 

  • Second Vice President
  • Anglophone/British Literatures Director
  • CAITY Caucus Representative
  • German Language and Literature Director
  • Graduate Student Caucus Representative
  • Italian Language and Literature Director
  • Member at Large: Diversity Representative

 

Deadline, April 15, 2016: NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship
4/12/16

Posted April 12, 2016

 

The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research that can be supported by the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

 

Both the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Books Collection provide a wealth of resources to interested applicants. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, and Robert Kelley. And the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

 

The deadline for this fellowship is Friday, April 15, 2016. More information on how to apply is available here.

Attention Graduate Students: GSC Activities and Events at NeMLA 2017
3/20/17

Posted March 20, 2017

 

With just a few days left until NeMLA's 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, the Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) makes the following announcements: 

 

Vote in our elections

 

If you have not yet done so, please vote in the GSC's election, open until March 21. We will announce the results at our business meeting on Friday evening

 

Join us for GSC-sponsored sessions and events at the Baltimore Convention

 

6.6 Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview 

Friday, March 24, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Dover A 

 

9.3 Teaching Your Own Research as a Graduate Student or Early-career Faculty Member 

Friday, March 24, 4:45-6:15 PM, Bristol 

 

10.2 Graduate Student Caucus Business Meeting 

Help steer GSC initiatives for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh! 

Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 PM, Atlantic 

 

GSC Meet and Greet 

Free refreshments for GSC members 

Friday, March 24, 9-11 PM, Dinosaur BBQ, 1401 Fleet Street 

 

12.24 Let’s Work Together I: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 10:15-11:30 AM, Kent C 

 

13.11 Let’s Work Together II: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 2 

 

Participate in New Networking Initiatives in Baltimore

 

Networking Opportunities 

 

Tables devoted to specific disciplines will be situated in the common area, at the Saturday evening reception, and at the Sunday brunch. 

 

Social Engagement Challenge 

 

Sessions chairs, take a photo of you and your participants enjoying a meal or beverage, and email it to photos@nemla.org. Chair(s) of the winning session photo will receive free conference registration for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Search for clues throughout the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. More details will be available at the convention. 

 

Convention Childcare Available

 

One of our NeMLA members has arranged childcare at the convention hotel. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has trusted this agency for 15 years. If you will be looking for childcare at the convention, please contact Sabina Lenae at st521@nyu.edu. 

 

Grad-Friendly Food

 

Check out our Grad-Friendly Food List with suggestions for affordable places to eat and drink near the convention hotel. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, where we regularly post news and resources. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Attention CAITY Caucus Members: Events and Information about 2017 Baltimore
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Before, during, and after the conference, the CAITY Caucus is here to represent and advocate for contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and those employed by two-year institutions. 

 

At the conference, please plan to attend the Caucus Business Meeting on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Bristol Room. Members will discuss caucus priorities and awards and elect the next president and NeMLA board rep for the caucus! If you would like to add items to the business meeting agenda, or if wish to run for caucus president/board rep, email Emily Lauer at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu before the conference begins. 

 

CAITY also has helpful web sites to share: 

 

1. Search the conference schedule at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, and if you click "Subject" and select "Pedagogy & Professional," you'll see a variety of sessions pertinent to CAITY constituents. 

 

2. The Graduate Student Caucus generously shares their Room and Ride forum with CAITY. As you finalize last-minute travel plans for the conference, you might want to check out http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net

 

3. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about CAITY, or start planning now to revise your presentation for next year's paper prize, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/caity.html 

 

See you soon in Baltimore!

Attention Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Members: Seeking 2017 Baltimore Volunteers
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Each year, the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus staffs a table that holds information about the caucus, convention events, and serves as a place where members can showcase and promote their recent work. Please bring any flyers or announcements that you would like to share. 

 

If you are available for an hour or so Thursday (afternoon), Friday, and/or Saturday, anytime between 8 and 5, please email wgsnemla@gmail.com with “Convention Table Volunteer” in the header. Please include your availability to volunteer. We encourage any member to sit at the table, as it is a great way to meet other members, to recruit new members, and to simply offer your service to the caucus. 

 

If you're unable to volunteer at the table, please stop by to pick up a WGSC ribbon from the convention table. We encourage members to wear their ribbons throughout the conference, both to be able to recognize fellow members easily and to increase the caucus’ presence at the convention. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!

NeMLA at MLA: Calls for papers on interdisciplinary humanities and conference panel development
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for two sessions they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please consider submitting to the following: 

 

"Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15) 

 

How can we design curriculum that integrates sciences, cultural studies, or other humanities? What are potential advantages and challenges? Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu). A full copy of the CFP is available here.

 

"From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel" (Deadline March 17) 

 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Derek McGrath (derekmcg@buffalo.edu). 

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Tickets available for NeMLA-sponsored Baltimore Cultural Events
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

We have secured discounted tickets for the following local and cultural events. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select "Registration and Membership." 

 

1. A group tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (walking distance from the Marriott Waterfront, our 2017 convention site). Friday, March 24, at 11 AM. $6 per person.

 

A Smithsonian affiliate, this is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African-American history and culture and on the African diaspora. It offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum cafe' serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. NeMLA attendees also receive a discount for regular admission during all days of our convention in Baltimore: $5 for regular admission (with NeMLA badge), and $4 per student admission. For more information about the Lewis Museum, please visit http://www.lewismuseum.org

 

2. A group tour of the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University (shuttle provided). Friday, March 24, 12 PM to 3 PM. $10 per personThe shuttle to the Peabody departs from the Marriott Waterfront lobby at 12 PM. The shuttle to the Marriott will be leaving the Peabody at 3 PM.

 

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. The Exhibition Gallery is surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections. The collection contains more than 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. More information on the Peabody's holdings is available at http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202582&p=1336208

 

3. Our special-rate tickets for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of The Taming of the Shrew are now sold out

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Vote online for Graduate Student Caucus open positions (Deadline: March 21)
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

All graduate student members of NeMLA are encouraged to vote for candidates in the Graduate Student Caucus' election. Voting is currently underway online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZJHJZ and will close on March 21, 2017. The elected officers will be announced at the Graduate Student Caucus's Business Meeting, Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, at NeMLA's upcoming convention in Baltimore. 

 

Please take the time to vote to make the GSC even stronger! For more information about the GSC, please visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and at their web site.

New Convention Initiatives for Baltimore 2017: Networking, Social Engagement Challenge, and a Scavenger Hunt!
3/3/17

Posted March 3, 2017

 

As part of NeMLA's mission to promote professional development and to serve the interests of our members, we are proud to announce new initiatives for our 2017 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Network Opportunities

 

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? We will have tables devoted to specific disciplines so you may converse with scholars who share your interests. These tables will be available throughout the convention in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore) and at Sunday brunch, March 26, 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott. (Make sure to pre-register for brunch here.)

 

Social Engagement Challenge (Winner receives free 2018 NeMLA Convention Registration!)

 

Attention all session chairs: we encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters! Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

 

Take a photograph of your gathering and email it by April 1, 2017, to photos@nemla.org, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

Solve a mystery in Edgar Allan Poe's own hometown! Search for clues throughout the Marriott Waterfront. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. 

 

Please forward this flyer to members in your department and other NeMLA 2017 attendees. For more information on these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at csommers@gc.cuny.edu

 

CFP MLA 2018, "Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15)
2/28/17

Posted February 28, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for a collaborative session they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) by March 15. 

 

This panel seeks to explore how, at both the classroom and institutional levels, humanities curricula have integrated material originating from multiple disciplines across the university. Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

 

  • The incorporation of multiple disciplines such as social sciences, bench sciences, business, and other humanities fields into humanities curricula
  • The advantages of interdisciplinary curriculum, especially pertaining to student interest and enrollment
  • Interdisciplinary curricula and the job market
  • Collaboration among multiple departments
  • Interdisciplinary course design
  • The creation of interdisciplinary programs
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum design, technology, and digital classroom techniques
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum as a tool for community/global engagement
  • Teaching students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
  • The unique challenges of interdisciplinary course and curriculum design

 

This session is a joint presentation of the Regional Divisions of the MLA: the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the South Central Modern Language Association.​ 

 

If you have any questions, please email csommers@gc.cuny.edu. 

 

Tickets available for "The Taming of the Shrew" at NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
2/24/17

Posted February 24, 2017

 

NeMLA has secured a discounted rate of $34 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spring performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, coinciding with our 48th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 25, at 8 PM. As topical as it is hilarious, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy looking at the imbalance of powers in gender roles. The founding artistic director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ian Gallanar, directs this production. 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login, choose "Registration & Membership," and add the tickets to your current registration.

 

Tickets will be available for pick up on a will-call basis at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 

 

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's theater is a quick 10-minute ride from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront, via the #31 Metro Bus Line

 

For more information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production, visit their web site at http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com or email us at support@nemla.org

CV Clinic: Sign up for job market advice or as a faculty mentor
2/14/17

Posted February 14, 2017

 

Over the past three years, the CV Clinic has furthered NeMLA's mission of supporting the professional development of members who are graduate students, recent PhD recipients on the job market, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Many of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members have volunteered to serve as mentors in advising many on revising their CVs and seeking work in academia. Mentees who have benefited from this clinic include graduate students, recent PhD recipients, and adjunct and contingent faculty.  

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, the CV Clinic consists of one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions. During the convention, mentees will be paired with tenured and tenure-track faculty members who offer expert feedback on CVs and securing a job in academia. 

 

 

We at NeMLA encourage faculty to volunteer as mentors for our upcoming March 2017 meeting in Baltimore. If you are faculty interested in volunteering as a mentor, or if you are a mentee interested in receiving advice on your CV, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094faeac2ba1f58-cvclinic. Choose your advising slots, and be sure to select the correct category for that time slot: mentor or mentee. A Sign Up Genius account is not necessary for signing up.

 

If you have any questions, please email CVClinicNeMLA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

 

Now Available: Auditing Registration and Courtyard Baltimore Hotel Rooms
2/13/17

Posted February 13, 2017

 

NeMLA has now opened auditing registration at our upcoming 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore. Auditing is intended for attendees who are not presenting. To review membership rates for auditing and to register as an auditor, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members/rates.html.

 

We ask that you encourage your colleagues to join us as auditors at the convention: please share the auditor registration link above with your departments and on listservs as appropriate.

 

NeMLA also has secured a special discounted hotel rate for our members for $149 per night at the Marriott Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor. This hotel is just a five-minute walk from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. Reserve your room online at this link, or call 443-923-4000 and provide the group code NEMC.

 

The last day to book your low NeMLA rate at the Marriott Courtyard is March 1. More information about our hotel offerings is available here.

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org.

Graduate Student Caucus nominations now accepted for open positions
2/9/17

Posted February 9, 2017

 

The Graduate Student Caucus will soon hold elections and seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for all three committee positions: Communications Director, Vice President and President. All nominees must be current graduate students. 

 

Please email nominations to the current Vice President, James Van Wyck, at jvanwyck@fordham.edu, by March 1. In emailed nominations, please include:

 

  • Whether the nomination is for Communications Director, Vice President, or President in the subject line
  • The nominee’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation
  • A brief narrative that outlines: the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA, other relevant experience, current graduate status and degree pursued, and details on what the nominee would contribute to the position and the GSC committee.

 

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a link with which to vote. All graduate student members of NeMLA will be eligible to vote. 

 

Descriptions of all open positions are available online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/grad.html. If you have any questions, please email Vice President James Van Wyck at jvanwyck@fordham.edu.

NeMLA Statement on Executive Orders on Immigration
2/1/17

 

We, the Executive Board of NeMLA, declare that we stand together with refugees and immigrants from all corners of the globe. In the face of growing and bold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries to the United States, we solidly affirm the need to foster peace, diplomacy and, above all, deep mutual understanding and respect among diverse peoples. We respect the rule of law, but we cannot and will not tolerate the targeting of any human being because of their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their ethnicity, race or the language(s) they speak. We declare: no human being is illegal.

 

We as scholars, professors and researchers denounce anti-democratic pronouncements that go against the very moral and ethical founding of the United States, and we stand firm with our colleagues, our students and all of our brothers and sisters in the global community who strive for unity over division.

 

In consideration of those affected by the travel ban, NeMLA is taking the following steps:

 

1.     Implementing a provisional policy for allowing those affected by the ban to present their papers in absentia. For reasons central to the discussion and exchange that are the hallmark of a lively NeMLA session, our policy is to not allow papers read in absentia. We will make an exception for those presenters impacted.

 

2.     NeMLA Executive Board officers will introduce an open forum in which attendees can discuss, respond to, contextualize, and strategize about the recent Executive Orders on immigration. This special Roundtable Discussion, titled “NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration,” will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 4:45 PM in Grand Ballroom VI.

 

We welcome your thoughts and contributions on these issues as we prepare for our 2017 Convention.

 

In solidarity and peace,

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President

María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President

Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President

Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President

Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director

Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

 

CAITY Travel Award applications due February 1, 2017
1/26/17

Posted January 26, 2017

 

The CAITY Caucus sponsors Travel Awards, open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present a paper as part of a traditional panel or seminar at NeMLA's upcoming March convention in Baltimore. The deadline for applications is February 1 and may be submitted online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/travel/caity-travel/caity-travel-app.html

 

CAITY Travel Awards are not intended for panel chairs or for participants of creative sessions or roundtables. Applicants can expect a response from the Caucus by mid-February. 

Register for Baltimore NeMLA-Sponsored Events
1/19/17

Posted January 19, 2017

 

NeMLA has sponsored the following activities for members attending the Baltimore conference: 

 

  • Shakespeare Theatre Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew, Saturday, March 25, 8 PM: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stages this rollicking send-up of marital power struggles, which is as topical as it is comical, and always entertaining. Prior to the performance is a reception with a cash bar. $34 
  • Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Friday, March 24, 11 AM: This is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African American history and culture and on the African diaspora. The Lewis Museum offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum café serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. $6 guided tour
  • Tour of the Peabody Library and Special Collections, Friday, March 24, 1 PM: Johns Hopkins University's collection contains more than 300,000 volumes of rare and diverse materials. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. $10 (includes shuttle)

 

We also encourage you to RSVP for these free special events hosted at our annual convention: 

 

  • Opening Address, "Imagining a Multilingual World" by Marjorie Agosín, Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: Award-winning poet, memorist, and the author of more than fifty books, Professor Agosín is one of the most diverse and vibrant authors writing in both Latin America and the United States today. She is the recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor given by the Chilean government (2004) as well as of the Pura Belpré Award for her novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014) given by the American Library Association. Professor Agosín is also an award-winning human rights activist. The United Nations distinguished her with the Human Rights Leadership Award. Professor Agosín holds the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, where she has taught for nearly thirty years. 
  • Keynote Address, "The End of Monolingualism" by Ilán Stavans, Friday, March 24, 7 PM: One of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilán Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His best-selling books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010), and Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015). His graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (2014) with Lalo Alcaraz, is the winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 
  • Membership Breakfast and NeMLA Business Meeting, Sunday, March 26, 12:15 PM: Converse, network, and learn about how to propose sessions for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh over a free brunch!

 

To purchase tickets and to RSVP for free events, sign into https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login with your user name and password, then click “Registration and Membership.”

 

For more information, please email us at support@nemla.org

Now Online: Winter 2017 Newsletter and 2018 Pittsburgh Call for Session Proposals
1/13/17

Posted January 13, 2017

 

The newest issue of the NeMLA newsletter is now online, listing scheduled events for the March 2017 Baltimore convention, local activities in Baltimore, award and fellowship opportunities, and more! 

 

Also, we want to promote now the call for session proposal for our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. We have uploaded the flyer we distributed at the Modern Language Association convention last week, which you can find here along with information about our future conventions in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. The April 29th deadline wil be here before you know it, so don't wait until our meeting in Baltimore: brainstorm proposals now so you're ready to submit them when we open up the web site! And please pass along this flyer to your colleagues. 

Due Jan 15 2017: Shakespeare Sister's Mentee Applications
1/3/17

Posted January 3, 2017

 

The NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus operates the interdisciplinary mentoring program Shakespeare's Sister, which pairs senior faculty mentors with graduate students and early career caucus members.

 

Mentors helps mentees in various ways: job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, advice on managing personal relationships and having children, career opportunities outside of academia, advice on how to best work with your committee and advisor, how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field, and more. 

 

Mentorship is envisioned as an opportunity for exchange between mentors and mentees through various networking activities. These may include Skype conversations, coffee or meals at the annual NeMLA convention, or meeting at the annual Shakespeare's Sister breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. 

 

The application process for mentees closes on January 15, 2017. To access the application, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/areas/caucuses/wgs/wgs-mentoring-app.html.

 

For more information, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please email Margarita Vargas at wgsnemla@gmail.com.







NeMLA 2017 Baltimore schedule now available online
12/28/16

Posted December 28, 2016

 

The schedule for NeMLA sessions is now online! We encourage all participants at our 2017 convention to visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx to determine when and where your NeMLA session will occur.

 

Please also take this opportunity to visit your NeMLA User Account, and choose whether to publish your bio and paper abstract into the online convention schedule. The online program will also tell you which sessions are equipped for media. 

 

For those of you not yet registered, late registration closes on January 5. Unregistered participants will be removed from the session and from the online program, which may place some panels at risk of folding. Panel chairs are encouraged to log into their user account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login to reconfirm which of their participants are registered. If you have panelists who have withdrawn, please mark them as declined in the session management page in order to remove them from the unpaid list. 

 

Hotel rooms are still available at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEMLA2017. Please book now, as they will sell out very soon.

 

We hope you are looking forward to the convention as much as we are! In the coming weeks, we will promote some the convention's local and special events, as well as open auditor registration for non-participants. Please encourage your colleagues to join us as an auditor at this year's convention!

 

As always, you can reach out to us at support@nemla.org with questions or concerns.

NeMLA Chairs: Check your email regarding participants and second session chairs
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

This is a reminder that all NeMLA 2017 participants and chairs must be registered. The deadline for early registration has been extended, closing today, Friday, December 9, at midnight. After that, participants will pay a late fee; if they have not paid by January, they will be removed from the session. Register at http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login.

 

NeMLA 2017 session chairs also have received an email regarding session management, unregistered session participants, and having chairs for any second sessions. All chairs should visit http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login to use the session management to see their sessions' unregistered participants, listed in red. Please email your participants from the session management page to remind them to register. 

 

As well, NeMLA policy prohibits participants from chairing more than one session of a type. If you are currently chairing two sessions due to an approved second session request, you must find someone else to chair the second session. This person can be a participant from either session, as long as they are not chairing another session of the same type, or an outside person you recruit for the task. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org.

Corrected link to NeMLA Board election
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

The previous link distributed for online voting of NeMLA Board representatives has been replaced with a new link that corrects errors in the poll. The new link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGRNBBD. The biographies and statements of purpose of all candidates are here.

 

If you voted before 9 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, please vote again at this new link to have your vote counted. 

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Convention Information, Voting in NeMLA Elections, and Refund Policies
12/9/16

Posted December 6, 2016

Updated December 9, 2016 (Corrected Board voting link)

 

We have news to share about our upcoming March convention in Baltimore:

 

  • Convention Schedule: The convention schedule will be available online by December 20th
  • Hotel: Book your room at a discounted NeMLA rate online here. Rooms fill up fast, so book early!
  • Transportation: Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2017 NeMLA Convention, offers discounts ranging from 2 to 8 percent on airfare. To enjoy these discounts, you must book at this link
  • Workshops: NeMLA will be hosting a variety of workshops to address the professional, scholastic, and educational needs of our members. To sign up for workshops, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and click on "Convention Registration." For workshop descriptions, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/workshops.html
  • Vote! We have two major votes right now. First, please vote for NeMLA-sponsored cultural activities during the convention. Second, vote to elect your future Board members! Candidates' bios and statements of purpose, along with the link for voting, is here.
  • Refund policy: NeMLA does not issue membership refunds. Refunds for registration are only granted until December 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NeMLA 2017 Registration Deadline (extended to Friday, Dec 9)
12/5/16

Posted December 5, 2016

 

This is a reminder to register for the NeMLA 2017 convention in Baltimore. All chairs, presenters, and participants are required to register.

 

Log in at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select the "Registration & Membership" link at the top of the screen. 

 

The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, December 9Late registration will be accepted until January 5th, 2017 (pending a late fee of $25). 

 

Failing to register by the deadline will result in the removal of your name from the program and will place the session and its other participants in jeopardy. 

 

Please contact support@nemla.org with any questions.

CAITY opportunities for 2016-2017: Essay Award, Travel Award, and Election!
11/22/16

Posted November 22, 2016

 

Contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions with NeMLA will receive an email from the CAITY Caucus about numerous opportunities, including: 

 

  • The December 15 deadline for the CAITY Essay Award
  • Travel Awards, which will be accepting applications starting in December 2016
  • The Room and Ride Forum, co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Caucus, to assist with sharing travel costs to our March 2017 convention in Baltimore
  • A call for nominations and current candidates' statements in the election for CAITY president, which will take place at the CAITY Annual Business Meeting at the Baltimore March 2017 convention

 

For more information about CAITY, please visit their web site

 

 

NeMLA Awards for manuscripts, essays, travel, and fellowships (with extended deadlines)
11/22/16

Posted November 21, 2016. Updated November 22, 2016

 

NeMLA provides its members with opportunities to apply for essay awards, travel awards and fellowships, some of which have extended deadlines. More information is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards.html and at the calendar links below:

 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org and the persons listed at the awards linked above. 

 

Submit early, and good luck!

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
11/18/16

Posted November 18, 2016

 

Dear NeMLA Members,

 

As a professional organization dedicated to the scholarly study of modern languages and cultures, NeMLA fully embraces and celebrates the vast cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the United States. Certainly, this rich aspect of our society is thoroughly explored, both at the theoretical and the experiential levels, during our annual conference that gathers over 2,000 scholars and researchers from the northeast coast in the United States and Canada.

 

At NeMLA we believe that the diversity that constitutes the core fabric of our society is what makes us strong and unique. Each group's lives, stories, cultural practices, along with their current and historical struggles, all make of the United States the  culturally-wealthy nation that it is today.

 

Therefore, we want to express our repudiation of recent events of violence, hatred, bullying, and degrading behaviors that have taken place in higher education institutions across the United States after the election.

 

NeMLA stands in solidarity with those who have been/are being targeted by such heinous acts of hatred and harm. We stand with our members, their students and staff members at their institutions who have been subjected to such lamentable manifestations of intolerance and white privilege; we stand against the pretentious entitlement of national, ethnic, and class supremacy over "others."

 

Therefore, we abhor all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and we stand against any attempt of committing acts of physical or emotional harm against those who may somehow be perceived as "different."

 

As scholars, professors, and administrators, we take inspiration from the powerful and living legacies of literary, artistic, and political resistance to white supremacy, colonialism, and gender and reproductive violence that inform our academic work. Before this election and definitely after it, NeMLA is committed to the ongoing scholarly initiatives that strive for a just future for everyone.

 

Now more than ever, the topic of our next conference, "Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era," has become significantly more relevant. (Please visit our NeMLA 2017 conference site.)

 

We look forward to counting with your voice at our annual forum.

 

In solidarity and peace,

 

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President
María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President
Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President
Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President
Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director
Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

Book Award deadline extended to December 1!
11/11/16

Posted November 11, 2016

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the spring NeMLA Convention, recognizes an unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA’s focal literatures, languages, or cultures. Winners receive both a $750 prize and NeMLA’s help in contacting and working with presses. 

 

The deadline for the Book Award has been extended to December 1, 2016. Submit your book manuscript to book.award@nemla.org to be eligible. For more information on requirements, and for a list of past winners, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/awards/book-award.html.

Room & Ride Forum for Baltimore 2017
10/21/16

Posted October 21, 2016

 

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum! Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Baltimore for the 2017 Convention, start here!

 

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net.

Orlando
6/20/16

Posted June 20, 2016

 

The Northeast Modern Languages Association stands in solidarity with its LGBTQ colleagues as well as with their Orlando-based friends, family, neighbors. In the wake of the tragedy of the Pulse shootings in Orlando, Florida, we wish to express our shared grief with the victims' families and loved ones. As an academic and scholarly organization, NeMLA upholds individuals' freedom of thought and expression, and we assert the rights of all people to live freely and peacefully in communities that support diversity and inclusion. While we cannot tolerate intolerance, we affirm the value of the human in the humanities.

 

The Board of Directors of NeMLA

Board Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
6/15/16

Posted May 18, 2016

 

Nominations open for 2017 positions
Election deadline for nominations extended to July 1, 2016
Submit nominations to nemla_nominations@nemla.org

The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on upcoming Board openings and responsibilities can be found here. Open positions include: 

  • Second Vice President
  • Anglophone/British Literatures Director
  • CAITY Caucus Representative
  • German Language and Literature Director
  • Graduate Student Caucus Representative
  • Italian Language and Literature Director
  • Member at Large: Diversity Representative

 

Deadline, April 15, 2016: NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship
4/12/16

Posted April 12, 2016

 

The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research that can be supported by the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

 

Both the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Books Collection provide a wealth of resources to interested applicants. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, and Robert Kelley. And the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

 

The deadline for this fellowship is Friday, April 15, 2016. More information on how to apply is available here.

Attention Graduate Students: GSC Activities and Events at NeMLA 2017
3/20/17

Posted March 20, 2017

 

With just a few days left until NeMLA's 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, the Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) makes the following announcements: 

 

Vote in our elections

 

If you have not yet done so, please vote in the GSC's election, open until March 21. We will announce the results at our business meeting on Friday evening

 

Join us for GSC-sponsored sessions and events at the Baltimore Convention

 

6.6 Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview 

Friday, March 24, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Dover A 

 

9.3 Teaching Your Own Research as a Graduate Student or Early-career Faculty Member 

Friday, March 24, 4:45-6:15 PM, Bristol 

 

10.2 Graduate Student Caucus Business Meeting 

Help steer GSC initiatives for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh! 

Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 PM, Atlantic 

 

GSC Meet and Greet 

Free refreshments for GSC members 

Friday, March 24, 9-11 PM, Dinosaur BBQ, 1401 Fleet Street 

 

12.24 Let’s Work Together I: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 10:15-11:30 AM, Kent C 

 

13.11 Let’s Work Together II: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 2 

 

Participate in New Networking Initiatives in Baltimore

 

Networking Opportunities 

 

Tables devoted to specific disciplines will be situated in the common area, at the Saturday evening reception, and at the Sunday brunch. 

 

Social Engagement Challenge 

 

Sessions chairs, take a photo of you and your participants enjoying a meal or beverage, and email it to photos@nemla.org. Chair(s) of the winning session photo will receive free conference registration for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Search for clues throughout the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. More details will be available at the convention. 

 

Convention Childcare Available

 

One of our NeMLA members has arranged childcare at the convention hotel. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has trusted this agency for 15 years. If you will be looking for childcare at the convention, please contact Sabina Lenae at st521@nyu.edu. 

 

Grad-Friendly Food

 

Check out our Grad-Friendly Food List with suggestions for affordable places to eat and drink near the convention hotel. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, where we regularly post news and resources. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Attention CAITY Caucus Members: Events and Information about 2017 Baltimore
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Before, during, and after the conference, the CAITY Caucus is here to represent and advocate for contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and those employed by two-year institutions. 

 

At the conference, please plan to attend the Caucus Business Meeting on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Bristol Room. Members will discuss caucus priorities and awards and elect the next president and NeMLA board rep for the caucus! If you would like to add items to the business meeting agenda, or if wish to run for caucus president/board rep, email Emily Lauer at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu before the conference begins. 

 

CAITY also has helpful web sites to share: 

 

1. Search the conference schedule at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, and if you click "Subject" and select "Pedagogy & Professional," you'll see a variety of sessions pertinent to CAITY constituents. 

 

2. The Graduate Student Caucus generously shares their Room and Ride forum with CAITY. As you finalize last-minute travel plans for the conference, you might want to check out http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net

 

3. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about CAITY, or start planning now to revise your presentation for next year's paper prize, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/caity.html 

 

See you soon in Baltimore!

Attention Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Members: Seeking 2017 Baltimore Volunteers
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Each year, the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus staffs a table that holds information about the caucus, convention events, and serves as a place where members can showcase and promote their recent work. Please bring any flyers or announcements that you would like to share. 

 

If you are available for an hour or so Thursday (afternoon), Friday, and/or Saturday, anytime between 8 and 5, please email wgsnemla@gmail.com with “Convention Table Volunteer” in the header. Please include your availability to volunteer. We encourage any member to sit at the table, as it is a great way to meet other members, to recruit new members, and to simply offer your service to the caucus. 

 

If you're unable to volunteer at the table, please stop by to pick up a WGSC ribbon from the convention table. We encourage members to wear their ribbons throughout the conference, both to be able to recognize fellow members easily and to increase the caucus’ presence at the convention. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!

NeMLA at MLA: Calls for papers on interdisciplinary humanities and conference panel development
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for two sessions they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please consider submitting to the following: 

 

"Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15) 

 

How can we design curriculum that integrates sciences, cultural studies, or other humanities? What are potential advantages and challenges? Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu). A full copy of the CFP is available here.

 

"From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel" (Deadline March 17) 

 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Derek McGrath (derekmcg@buffalo.edu). 

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Tickets available for NeMLA-sponsored Baltimore Cultural Events
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

We have secured discounted tickets for the following local and cultural events. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select "Registration and Membership." 

 

1. A group tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (walking distance from the Marriott Waterfront, our 2017 convention site). Friday, March 24, at 11 AM. $6 per person.

 

A Smithsonian affiliate, this is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African-American history and culture and on the African diaspora. It offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum cafe' serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. NeMLA attendees also receive a discount for regular admission during all days of our convention in Baltimore: $5 for regular admission (with NeMLA badge), and $4 per student admission. For more information about the Lewis Museum, please visit http://www.lewismuseum.org

 

2. A group tour of the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University (shuttle provided). Friday, March 24, 12 PM to 3 PM. $10 per personThe shuttle to the Peabody departs from the Marriott Waterfront lobby at 12 PM. The shuttle to the Marriott will be leaving the Peabody at 3 PM.

 

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. The Exhibition Gallery is surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections. The collection contains more than 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. More information on the Peabody's holdings is available at http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202582&p=1336208

 

3. Our special-rate tickets for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of The Taming of the Shrew are now sold out

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Vote online for Graduate Student Caucus open positions (Deadline: March 21)
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

All graduate student members of NeMLA are encouraged to vote for candidates in the Graduate Student Caucus' election. Voting is currently underway online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZJHJZ and will close on March 21, 2017. The elected officers will be announced at the Graduate Student Caucus's Business Meeting, Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, at NeMLA's upcoming convention in Baltimore. 

 

Please take the time to vote to make the GSC even stronger! For more information about the GSC, please visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and at their web site.

New Convention Initiatives for Baltimore 2017: Networking, Social Engagement Challenge, and a Scavenger Hunt!
3/3/17

Posted March 3, 2017

 

As part of NeMLA's mission to promote professional development and to serve the interests of our members, we are proud to announce new initiatives for our 2017 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Network Opportunities

 

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? We will have tables devoted to specific disciplines so you may converse with scholars who share your interests. These tables will be available throughout the convention in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore) and at Sunday brunch, March 26, 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott. (Make sure to pre-register for brunch here.)

 

Social Engagement Challenge (Winner receives free 2018 NeMLA Convention Registration!)

 

Attention all session chairs: we encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters! Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

 

Take a photograph of your gathering and email it by April 1, 2017, to photos@nemla.org, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

Solve a mystery in Edgar Allan Poe's own hometown! Search for clues throughout the Marriott Waterfront. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. 

 

Please forward this flyer to members in your department and other NeMLA 2017 attendees. For more information on these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at csommers@gc.cuny.edu

 

CFP MLA 2018, "Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15)
2/28/17

Posted February 28, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for a collaborative session they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) by March 15. 

 

This panel seeks to explore how, at both the classroom and institutional levels, humanities curricula have integrated material originating from multiple disciplines across the university. Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

 

  • The incorporation of multiple disciplines such as social sciences, bench sciences, business, and other humanities fields into humanities curricula
  • The advantages of interdisciplinary curriculum, especially pertaining to student interest and enrollment
  • Interdisciplinary curricula and the job market
  • Collaboration among multiple departments
  • Interdisciplinary course design
  • The creation of interdisciplinary programs
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum design, technology, and digital classroom techniques
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum as a tool for community/global engagement
  • Teaching students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
  • The unique challenges of interdisciplinary course and curriculum design

 

This session is a joint presentation of the Regional Divisions of the MLA: the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the South Central Modern Language Association.​ 

 

If you have any questions, please email csommers@gc.cuny.edu. 

 

Tickets available for "The Taming of the Shrew" at NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
2/24/17

Posted February 24, 2017

 

NeMLA has secured a discounted rate of $34 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spring performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, coinciding with our 48th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 25, at 8 PM. As topical as it is hilarious, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy looking at the imbalance of powers in gender roles. The founding artistic director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ian Gallanar, directs this production. 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login, choose "Registration & Membership," and add the tickets to your current registration.

 

Tickets will be available for pick up on a will-call basis at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 

 

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's theater is a quick 10-minute ride from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront, via the #31 Metro Bus Line

 

For more information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production, visit their web site at http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com or email us at support@nemla.org

CV Clinic: Sign up for job market advice or as a faculty mentor
2/14/17

Posted February 14, 2017

 

Over the past three years, the CV Clinic has furthered NeMLA's mission of supporting the professional development of members who are graduate students, recent PhD recipients on the job market, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Many of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members have volunteered to serve as mentors in advising many on revising their CVs and seeking work in academia. Mentees who have benefited from this clinic include graduate students, recent PhD recipients, and adjunct and contingent faculty.  

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, the CV Clinic consists of one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions. During the convention, mentees will be paired with tenured and tenure-track faculty members who offer expert feedback on CVs and securing a job in academia. 

 

 

We at NeMLA encourage faculty to volunteer as mentors for our upcoming March 2017 meeting in Baltimore. If you are faculty interested in volunteering as a mentor, or if you are a mentee interested in receiving advice on your CV, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094faeac2ba1f58-cvclinic. Choose your advising slots, and be sure to select the correct category for that time slot: mentor or mentee. A Sign Up Genius account is not necessary for signing up.

 

If you have any questions, please email CVClinicNeMLA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

 

Now Available: Auditing Registration and Courtyard Baltimore Hotel Rooms
2/13/17

Posted February 13, 2017

 

NeMLA has now opened auditing registration at our upcoming 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore. Auditing is intended for attendees who are not presenting. To review membership rates for auditing and to register as an auditor, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members/rates.html.

 

We ask that you encourage your colleagues to join us as auditors at the convention: please share the auditor registration link above with your departments and on listservs as appropriate.

 

NeMLA also has secured a special discounted hotel rate for our members for $149 per night at the Marriott Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor. This hotel is just a five-minute walk from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. Reserve your room online at this link, or call 443-923-4000 and provide the group code NEMC.

 

The last day to book your low NeMLA rate at the Marriott Courtyard is March 1. More information about our hotel offerings is available here.

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org.

Graduate Student Caucus nominations now accepted for open positions
2/9/17

Posted February 9, 2017

 

The Graduate Student Caucus will soon hold elections and seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for all three committee positions: Communications Director, Vice President and President. All nominees must be current graduate students. 

 

Please email nominations to the current Vice President, James Van Wyck, at jvanwyck@fordham.edu, by March 1. In emailed nominations, please include:

 

  • Whether the nomination is for Communications Director, Vice President, or President in the subject line
  • The nominee’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation
  • A brief narrative that outlines: the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA, other relevant experience, current graduate status and degree pursued, and details on what the nominee would contribute to the position and the GSC committee.

 

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a link with which to vote. All graduate student members of NeMLA will be eligible to vote. 

 

Descriptions of all open positions are available online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/grad.html. If you have any questions, please email Vice President James Van Wyck at jvanwyck@fordham.edu.

NeMLA Statement on Executive Orders on Immigration
2/1/17

 

We, the Executive Board of NeMLA, declare that we stand together with refugees and immigrants from all corners of the globe. In the face of growing and bold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries to the United States, we solidly affirm the need to foster peace, diplomacy and, above all, deep mutual understanding and respect among diverse peoples. We respect the rule of law, but we cannot and will not tolerate the targeting of any human being because of their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their ethnicity, race or the language(s) they speak. We declare: no human being is illegal.

 

We as scholars, professors and researchers denounce anti-democratic pronouncements that go against the very moral and ethical founding of the United States, and we stand firm with our colleagues, our students and all of our brothers and sisters in the global community who strive for unity over division.

 

In consideration of those affected by the travel ban, NeMLA is taking the following steps:

 

1.     Implementing a provisional policy for allowing those affected by the ban to present their papers in absentia. For reasons central to the discussion and exchange that are the hallmark of a lively NeMLA session, our policy is to not allow papers read in absentia. We will make an exception for those presenters impacted.

 

2.     NeMLA Executive Board officers will introduce an open forum in which attendees can discuss, respond to, contextualize, and strategize about the recent Executive Orders on immigration. This special Roundtable Discussion, titled “NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration,” will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 4:45 PM in Grand Ballroom VI.

 

We welcome your thoughts and contributions on these issues as we prepare for our 2017 Convention.

 

In solidarity and peace,

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President

María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President

Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President

Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President

Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director

Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

 

CAITY Travel Award applications due February 1, 2017
1/26/17

Posted January 26, 2017

 

The CAITY Caucus sponsors Travel Awards, open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present a paper as part of a traditional panel or seminar at NeMLA's upcoming March convention in Baltimore. The deadline for applications is February 1 and may be submitted online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/travel/caity-travel/caity-travel-app.html

 

CAITY Travel Awards are not intended for panel chairs or for participants of creative sessions or roundtables. Applicants can expect a response from the Caucus by mid-February. 

Register for Baltimore NeMLA-Sponsored Events
1/19/17

Posted January 19, 2017

 

NeMLA has sponsored the following activities for members attending the Baltimore conference: 

 

  • Shakespeare Theatre Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew, Saturday, March 25, 8 PM: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stages this rollicking send-up of marital power struggles, which is as topical as it is comical, and always entertaining. Prior to the performance is a reception with a cash bar. $34 
  • Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Friday, March 24, 11 AM: This is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African American history and culture and on the African diaspora. The Lewis Museum offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum café serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. $6 guided tour
  • Tour of the Peabody Library and Special Collections, Friday, March 24, 1 PM: Johns Hopkins University's collection contains more than 300,000 volumes of rare and diverse materials. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. $10 (includes shuttle)

 

We also encourage you to RSVP for these free special events hosted at our annual convention: 

 

  • Opening Address, "Imagining a Multilingual World" by Marjorie Agosín, Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: Award-winning poet, memorist, and the author of more than fifty books, Professor Agosín is one of the most diverse and vibrant authors writing in both Latin America and the United States today. She is the recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor given by the Chilean government (2004) as well as of the Pura Belpré Award for her novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014) given by the American Library Association. Professor Agosín is also an award-winning human rights activist. The United Nations distinguished her with the Human Rights Leadership Award. Professor Agosín holds the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, where she has taught for nearly thirty years. 
  • Keynote Address, "The End of Monolingualism" by Ilán Stavans, Friday, March 24, 7 PM: One of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilán Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His best-selling books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010), and Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015). His graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (2014) with Lalo Alcaraz, is the winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 
  • Membership Breakfast and NeMLA Business Meeting, Sunday, March 26, 12:15 PM: Converse, network, and learn about how to propose sessions for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh over a free brunch!

 

To purchase tickets and to RSVP for free events, sign into https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login with your user name and password, then click “Registration and Membership.”

 

For more information, please email us at support@nemla.org

Now Online: Winter 2017 Newsletter and 2018 Pittsburgh Call for Session Proposals
1/13/17

Posted January 13, 2017

 

The newest issue of the NeMLA newsletter is now online, listing scheduled events for the March 2017 Baltimore convention, local activities in Baltimore, award and fellowship opportunities, and more! 

 

Also, we want to promote now the call for session proposal for our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. We have uploaded the flyer we distributed at the Modern Language Association convention last week, which you can find here along with information about our future conventions in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. The April 29th deadline wil be here before you know it, so don't wait until our meeting in Baltimore: brainstorm proposals now so you're ready to submit them when we open up the web site! And please pass along this flyer to your colleagues. 

Due Jan 15 2017: Shakespeare Sister's Mentee Applications
1/3/17

Posted January 3, 2017

 

The NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus operates the interdisciplinary mentoring program Shakespeare's Sister, which pairs senior faculty mentors with graduate students and early career caucus members.

 

Mentors helps mentees in various ways: job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, advice on managing personal relationships and having children, career opportunities outside of academia, advice on how to best work with your committee and advisor, how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field, and more. 

 

Mentorship is envisioned as an opportunity for exchange between mentors and mentees through various networking activities. These may include Skype conversations, coffee or meals at the annual NeMLA convention, or meeting at the annual Shakespeare's Sister breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. 

 

The application process for mentees closes on January 15, 2017. To access the application, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/areas/caucuses/wgs/wgs-mentoring-app.html.

 

For more information, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please email Margarita Vargas at wgsnemla@gmail.com.







NeMLA 2017 Baltimore schedule now available online
12/28/16

Posted December 28, 2016

 

The schedule for NeMLA sessions is now online! We encourage all participants at our 2017 convention to visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx to determine when and where your NeMLA session will occur.

 

Please also take this opportunity to visit your NeMLA User Account, and choose whether to publish your bio and paper abstract into the online convention schedule. The online program will also tell you which sessions are equipped for media. 

 

For those of you not yet registered, late registration closes on January 5. Unregistered participants will be removed from the session and from the online program, which may place some panels at risk of folding. Panel chairs are encouraged to log into their user account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login to reconfirm which of their participants are registered. If you have panelists who have withdrawn, please mark them as declined in the session management page in order to remove them from the unpaid list. 

 

Hotel rooms are still available at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEMLA2017. Please book now, as they will sell out very soon.

 

We hope you are looking forward to the convention as much as we are! In the coming weeks, we will promote some the convention's local and special events, as well as open auditor registration for non-participants. Please encourage your colleagues to join us as an auditor at this year's convention!

 

As always, you can reach out to us at support@nemla.org with questions or concerns.

NeMLA Chairs: Check your email regarding participants and second session chairs
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

This is a reminder that all NeMLA 2017 participants and chairs must be registered. The deadline for early registration has been extended, closing today, Friday, December 9, at midnight. After that, participants will pay a late fee; if they have not paid by January, they will be removed from the session. Register at http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login.

 

NeMLA 2017 session chairs also have received an email regarding session management, unregistered session participants, and having chairs for any second sessions. All chairs should visit http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login to use the session management to see their sessions' unregistered participants, listed in red. Please email your participants from the session management page to remind them to register. 

 

As well, NeMLA policy prohibits participants from chairing more than one session of a type. If you are currently chairing two sessions due to an approved second session request, you must find someone else to chair the second session. This person can be a participant from either session, as long as they are not chairing another session of the same type, or an outside person you recruit for the task. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org.

Corrected link to NeMLA Board election
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

The previous link distributed for online voting of NeMLA Board representatives has been replaced with a new link that corrects errors in the poll. The new link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGRNBBD. The biographies and statements of purpose of all candidates are here.

 

If you voted before 9 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, please vote again at this new link to have your vote counted. 

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Convention Information, Voting in NeMLA Elections, and Refund Policies
12/9/16

Posted December 6, 2016

Updated December 9, 2016 (Corrected Board voting link)

 

We have news to share about our upcoming March convention in Baltimore:

 

  • Convention Schedule: The convention schedule will be available online by December 20th
  • Hotel: Book your room at a discounted NeMLA rate online here. Rooms fill up fast, so book early!
  • Transportation: Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2017 NeMLA Convention, offers discounts ranging from 2 to 8 percent on airfare. To enjoy these discounts, you must book at this link
  • Workshops: NeMLA will be hosting a variety of workshops to address the professional, scholastic, and educational needs of our members. To sign up for workshops, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and click on "Convention Registration." For workshop descriptions, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/workshops.html
  • Vote! We have two major votes right now. First, please vote for NeMLA-sponsored cultural activities during the convention. Second, vote to elect your future Board members! Candidates' bios and statements of purpose, along with the link for voting, is here.
  • Refund policy: NeMLA does not issue membership refunds. Refunds for registration are only granted until December 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NeMLA 2017 Registration Deadline (extended to Friday, Dec 9)
12/5/16

Posted December 5, 2016

 

This is a reminder to register for the NeMLA 2017 convention in Baltimore. All chairs, presenters, and participants are required to register.

 

Log in at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select the "Registration & Membership" link at the top of the screen. 

 

The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, December 9Late registration will be accepted until January 5th, 2017 (pending a late fee of $25). 

 

Failing to register by the deadline will result in the removal of your name from the program and will place the session and its other participants in jeopardy. 

 

Please contact support@nemla.org with any questions.

CAITY opportunities for 2016-2017: Essay Award, Travel Award, and Election!
11/22/16

Posted November 22, 2016

 

Contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions with NeMLA will receive an email from the CAITY Caucus about numerous opportunities, including: 

 

  • The December 15 deadline for the CAITY Essay Award
  • Travel Awards, which will be accepting applications starting in December 2016
  • The Room and Ride Forum, co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Caucus, to assist with sharing travel costs to our March 2017 convention in Baltimore
  • A call for nominations and current candidates' statements in the election for CAITY president, which will take place at the CAITY Annual Business Meeting at the Baltimore March 2017 convention

 

For more information about CAITY, please visit their web site

 

 

NeMLA Awards for manuscripts, essays, travel, and fellowships (with extended deadlines)
11/22/16

Posted November 21, 2016. Updated November 22, 2016

 

NeMLA provides its members with opportunities to apply for essay awards, travel awards and fellowships, some of which have extended deadlines. More information is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards.html and at the calendar links below:

 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org and the persons listed at the awards linked above. 

 

Submit early, and good luck!

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
11/18/16

Posted November 18, 2016

 

Dear NeMLA Members,

 

As a professional organization dedicated to the scholarly study of modern languages and cultures, NeMLA fully embraces and celebrates the vast cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the United States. Certainly, this rich aspect of our society is thoroughly explored, both at the theoretical and the experiential levels, during our annual conference that gathers over 2,000 scholars and researchers from the northeast coast in the United States and Canada.

 

At NeMLA we believe that the diversity that constitutes the core fabric of our society is what makes us strong and unique. Each group's lives, stories, cultural practices, along with their current and historical struggles, all make of the United States the  culturally-wealthy nation that it is today.

 

Therefore, we want to express our repudiation of recent events of violence, hatred, bullying, and degrading behaviors that have taken place in higher education institutions across the United States after the election.

 

NeMLA stands in solidarity with those who have been/are being targeted by such heinous acts of hatred and harm. We stand with our members, their students and staff members at their institutions who have been subjected to such lamentable manifestations of intolerance and white privilege; we stand against the pretentious entitlement of national, ethnic, and class supremacy over "others."

 

Therefore, we abhor all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and we stand against any attempt of committing acts of physical or emotional harm against those who may somehow be perceived as "different."

 

As scholars, professors, and administrators, we take inspiration from the powerful and living legacies of literary, artistic, and political resistance to white supremacy, colonialism, and gender and reproductive violence that inform our academic work. Before this election and definitely after it, NeMLA is committed to the ongoing scholarly initiatives that strive for a just future for everyone.

 

Now more than ever, the topic of our next conference, "Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era," has become significantly more relevant. (Please visit our NeMLA 2017 conference site.)

 

We look forward to counting with your voice at our annual forum.

 

In solidarity and peace,

 

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President
María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President
Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President
Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President
Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director
Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

Book Award deadline extended to December 1!
11/11/16

Posted November 11, 2016

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the spring NeMLA Convention, recognizes an unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA’s focal literatures, languages, or cultures. Winners receive both a $750 prize and NeMLA’s help in contacting and working with presses. 

 

The deadline for the Book Award has been extended to December 1, 2016. Submit your book manuscript to book.award@nemla.org to be eligible. For more information on requirements, and for a list of past winners, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/awards/book-award.html.

Room & Ride Forum for Baltimore 2017
10/21/16

Posted October 21, 2016

 

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum! Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Baltimore for the 2017 Convention, start here!

 

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net.

Orlando
6/20/16

Posted June 20, 2016

 

The Northeast Modern Languages Association stands in solidarity with its LGBTQ colleagues as well as with their Orlando-based friends, family, neighbors. In the wake of the tragedy of the Pulse shootings in Orlando, Florida, we wish to express our shared grief with the victims' families and loved ones. As an academic and scholarly organization, NeMLA upholds individuals' freedom of thought and expression, and we assert the rights of all people to live freely and peacefully in communities that support diversity and inclusion. While we cannot tolerate intolerance, we affirm the value of the human in the humanities.

 

The Board of Directors of NeMLA

Board Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
6/15/16

Posted May 18, 2016

 

Nominations open for 2017 positions
Election deadline for nominations extended to July 1, 2016
Submit nominations to nemla_nominations@nemla.org

The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on upcoming Board openings and responsibilities can be found here. Open positions include: 

  • Second Vice President
  • Anglophone/British Literatures Director
  • CAITY Caucus Representative
  • German Language and Literature Director
  • Graduate Student Caucus Representative
  • Italian Language and Literature Director
  • Member at Large: Diversity Representative

 

Deadline, April 15, 2016: NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship
4/12/16

Posted April 12, 2016

 

The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research that can be supported by the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

 

Both the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Books Collection provide a wealth of resources to interested applicants. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, and Robert Kelley. And the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

 

The deadline for this fellowship is Friday, April 15, 2016. More information on how to apply is available here.

Attention Graduate Students: GSC Activities and Events at NeMLA 2017
3/20/17

Posted March 20, 2017

 

With just a few days left until NeMLA's 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, the Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) makes the following announcements: 

 

Vote in our elections

 

If you have not yet done so, please vote in the GSC's election, open until March 21. We will announce the results at our business meeting on Friday evening

 

Join us for GSC-sponsored sessions and events at the Baltimore Convention

 

6.6 Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview 

Friday, March 24, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Dover A 

 

9.3 Teaching Your Own Research as a Graduate Student or Early-career Faculty Member 

Friday, March 24, 4:45-6:15 PM, Bristol 

 

10.2 Graduate Student Caucus Business Meeting 

Help steer GSC initiatives for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh! 

Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 PM, Atlantic 

 

GSC Meet and Greet 

Free refreshments for GSC members 

Friday, March 24, 9-11 PM, Dinosaur BBQ, 1401 Fleet Street 

 

12.24 Let’s Work Together I: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 10:15-11:30 AM, Kent C 

 

13.11 Let’s Work Together II: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 2 

 

Participate in New Networking Initiatives in Baltimore

 

Networking Opportunities 

 

Tables devoted to specific disciplines will be situated in the common area, at the Saturday evening reception, and at the Sunday brunch. 

 

Social Engagement Challenge 

 

Sessions chairs, take a photo of you and your participants enjoying a meal or beverage, and email it to photos@nemla.org. Chair(s) of the winning session photo will receive free conference registration for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Search for clues throughout the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. More details will be available at the convention. 

 

Convention Childcare Available

 

One of our NeMLA members has arranged childcare at the convention hotel. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has trusted this agency for 15 years. If you will be looking for childcare at the convention, please contact Sabina Lenae at st521@nyu.edu. 

 

Grad-Friendly Food

 

Check out our Grad-Friendly Food List with suggestions for affordable places to eat and drink near the convention hotel. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, where we regularly post news and resources. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Attention CAITY Caucus Members: Events and Information about 2017 Baltimore
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Before, during, and after the conference, the CAITY Caucus is here to represent and advocate for contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and those employed by two-year institutions. 

 

At the conference, please plan to attend the Caucus Business Meeting on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Bristol Room. Members will discuss caucus priorities and awards and elect the next president and NeMLA board rep for the caucus! If you would like to add items to the business meeting agenda, or if wish to run for caucus president/board rep, email Emily Lauer at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu before the conference begins. 

 

CAITY also has helpful web sites to share: 

 

1. Search the conference schedule at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, and if you click "Subject" and select "Pedagogy & Professional," you'll see a variety of sessions pertinent to CAITY constituents. 

 

2. The Graduate Student Caucus generously shares their Room and Ride forum with CAITY. As you finalize last-minute travel plans for the conference, you might want to check out http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net

 

3. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about CAITY, or start planning now to revise your presentation for next year's paper prize, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/caity.html 

 

See you soon in Baltimore!

Attention Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Members: Seeking 2017 Baltimore Volunteers
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Each year, the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus staffs a table that holds information about the caucus, convention events, and serves as a place where members can showcase and promote their recent work. Please bring any flyers or announcements that you would like to share. 

 

If you are available for an hour or so Thursday (afternoon), Friday, and/or Saturday, anytime between 8 and 5, please email wgsnemla@gmail.com with “Convention Table Volunteer” in the header. Please include your availability to volunteer. We encourage any member to sit at the table, as it is a great way to meet other members, to recruit new members, and to simply offer your service to the caucus. 

 

If you're unable to volunteer at the table, please stop by to pick up a WGSC ribbon from the convention table. We encourage members to wear their ribbons throughout the conference, both to be able to recognize fellow members easily and to increase the caucus’ presence at the convention. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!

NeMLA at MLA: Calls for papers on interdisciplinary humanities and conference panel development
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for two sessions they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please consider submitting to the following: 

 

"Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15) 

 

How can we design curriculum that integrates sciences, cultural studies, or other humanities? What are potential advantages and challenges? Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu). A full copy of the CFP is available here.

 

"From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel" (Deadline March 17) 

 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Derek McGrath (derekmcg@buffalo.edu). 

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Tickets available for NeMLA-sponsored Baltimore Cultural Events
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

We have secured discounted tickets for the following local and cultural events. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select "Registration and Membership." 

 

1. A group tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (walking distance from the Marriott Waterfront, our 2017 convention site). Friday, March 24, at 11 AM. $6 per person.

 

A Smithsonian affiliate, this is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African-American history and culture and on the African diaspora. It offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum cafe' serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. NeMLA attendees also receive a discount for regular admission during all days of our convention in Baltimore: $5 for regular admission (with NeMLA badge), and $4 per student admission. For more information about the Lewis Museum, please visit http://www.lewismuseum.org

 

2. A group tour of the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University (shuttle provided). Friday, March 24, 12 PM to 3 PM. $10 per personThe shuttle to the Peabody departs from the Marriott Waterfront lobby at 12 PM. The shuttle to the Marriott will be leaving the Peabody at 3 PM.

 

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. The Exhibition Gallery is surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections. The collection contains more than 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. More information on the Peabody's holdings is available at http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202582&p=1336208

 

3. Our special-rate tickets for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of The Taming of the Shrew are now sold out

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Vote online for Graduate Student Caucus open positions (Deadline: March 21)
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

All graduate student members of NeMLA are encouraged to vote for candidates in the Graduate Student Caucus' election. Voting is currently underway online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZJHJZ and will close on March 21, 2017. The elected officers will be announced at the Graduate Student Caucus's Business Meeting, Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, at NeMLA's upcoming convention in Baltimore. 

 

Please take the time to vote to make the GSC even stronger! For more information about the GSC, please visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and at their web site.

New Convention Initiatives for Baltimore 2017: Networking, Social Engagement Challenge, and a Scavenger Hunt!
3/3/17

Posted March 3, 2017

 

As part of NeMLA's mission to promote professional development and to serve the interests of our members, we are proud to announce new initiatives for our 2017 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Network Opportunities

 

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? We will have tables devoted to specific disciplines so you may converse with scholars who share your interests. These tables will be available throughout the convention in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore) and at Sunday brunch, March 26, 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott. (Make sure to pre-register for brunch here.)

 

Social Engagement Challenge (Winner receives free 2018 NeMLA Convention Registration!)

 

Attention all session chairs: we encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters! Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

 

Take a photograph of your gathering and email it by April 1, 2017, to photos@nemla.org, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

Solve a mystery in Edgar Allan Poe's own hometown! Search for clues throughout the Marriott Waterfront. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. 

 

Please forward this flyer to members in your department and other NeMLA 2017 attendees. For more information on these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at csommers@gc.cuny.edu

 

CFP MLA 2018, "Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15)
2/28/17

Posted February 28, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for a collaborative session they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) by March 15. 

 

This panel seeks to explore how, at both the classroom and institutional levels, humanities curricula have integrated material originating from multiple disciplines across the university. Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

 

  • The incorporation of multiple disciplines such as social sciences, bench sciences, business, and other humanities fields into humanities curricula
  • The advantages of interdisciplinary curriculum, especially pertaining to student interest and enrollment
  • Interdisciplinary curricula and the job market
  • Collaboration among multiple departments
  • Interdisciplinary course design
  • The creation of interdisciplinary programs
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum design, technology, and digital classroom techniques
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum as a tool for community/global engagement
  • Teaching students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
  • The unique challenges of interdisciplinary course and curriculum design

 

This session is a joint presentation of the Regional Divisions of the MLA: the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the South Central Modern Language Association.​ 

 

If you have any questions, please email csommers@gc.cuny.edu. 

 

Tickets available for "The Taming of the Shrew" at NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
2/24/17

Posted February 24, 2017

 

NeMLA has secured a discounted rate of $34 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spring performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, coinciding with our 48th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 25, at 8 PM. As topical as it is hilarious, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy looking at the imbalance of powers in gender roles. The founding artistic director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ian Gallanar, directs this production. 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login, choose "Registration & Membership," and add the tickets to your current registration.

 

Tickets will be available for pick up on a will-call basis at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 

 

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's theater is a quick 10-minute ride from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront, via the #31 Metro Bus Line

 

For more information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production, visit their web site at http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com or email us at support@nemla.org

CV Clinic: Sign up for job market advice or as a faculty mentor
2/14/17

Posted February 14, 2017

 

Over the past three years, the CV Clinic has furthered NeMLA's mission of supporting the professional development of members who are graduate students, recent PhD recipients on the job market, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Many of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members have volunteered to serve as mentors in advising many on revising their CVs and seeking work in academia. Mentees who have benefited from this clinic include graduate students, recent PhD recipients, and adjunct and contingent faculty.  

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, the CV Clinic consists of one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions. During the convention, mentees will be paired with tenured and tenure-track faculty members who offer expert feedback on CVs and securing a job in academia. 

 

 

We at NeMLA encourage faculty to volunteer as mentors for our upcoming March 2017 meeting in Baltimore. If you are faculty interested in volunteering as a mentor, or if you are a mentee interested in receiving advice on your CV, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094faeac2ba1f58-cvclinic. Choose your advising slots, and be sure to select the correct category for that time slot: mentor or mentee. A Sign Up Genius account is not necessary for signing up.

 

If you have any questions, please email CVClinicNeMLA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

 

Now Available: Auditing Registration and Courtyard Baltimore Hotel Rooms
2/13/17

Posted February 13, 2017

 

NeMLA has now opened auditing registration at our upcoming 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore. Auditing is intended for attendees who are not presenting. To review membership rates for auditing and to register as an auditor, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members/rates.html.

 

We ask that you encourage your colleagues to join us as auditors at the convention: please share the auditor registration link above with your departments and on listservs as appropriate.

 

NeMLA also has secured a special discounted hotel rate for our members for $149 per night at the Marriott Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor. This hotel is just a five-minute walk from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. Reserve your room online at this link, or call 443-923-4000 and provide the group code NEMC.

 

The last day to book your low NeMLA rate at the Marriott Courtyard is March 1. More information about our hotel offerings is available here.

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org.

Graduate Student Caucus nominations now accepted for open positions
2/9/17

Posted February 9, 2017

 

The Graduate Student Caucus will soon hold elections and seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for all three committee positions: Communications Director, Vice President and President. All nominees must be current graduate students. 

 

Please email nominations to the current Vice President, James Van Wyck, at jvanwyck@fordham.edu, by March 1. In emailed nominations, please include:

 

  • Whether the nomination is for Communications Director, Vice President, or President in the subject line
  • The nominee’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation
  • A brief narrative that outlines: the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA, other relevant experience, current graduate status and degree pursued, and details on what the nominee would contribute to the position and the GSC committee.

 

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a link with which to vote. All graduate student members of NeMLA will be eligible to vote. 

 

Descriptions of all open positions are available online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/grad.html. If you have any questions, please email Vice President James Van Wyck at jvanwyck@fordham.edu.

NeMLA Statement on Executive Orders on Immigration
2/1/17

 

We, the Executive Board of NeMLA, declare that we stand together with refugees and immigrants from all corners of the globe. In the face of growing and bold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries to the United States, we solidly affirm the need to foster peace, diplomacy and, above all, deep mutual understanding and respect among diverse peoples. We respect the rule of law, but we cannot and will not tolerate the targeting of any human being because of their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their ethnicity, race or the language(s) they speak. We declare: no human being is illegal.

 

We as scholars, professors and researchers denounce anti-democratic pronouncements that go against the very moral and ethical founding of the United States, and we stand firm with our colleagues, our students and all of our brothers and sisters in the global community who strive for unity over division.

 

In consideration of those affected by the travel ban, NeMLA is taking the following steps:

 

1.     Implementing a provisional policy for allowing those affected by the ban to present their papers in absentia. For reasons central to the discussion and exchange that are the hallmark of a lively NeMLA session, our policy is to not allow papers read in absentia. We will make an exception for those presenters impacted.

 

2.     NeMLA Executive Board officers will introduce an open forum in which attendees can discuss, respond to, contextualize, and strategize about the recent Executive Orders on immigration. This special Roundtable Discussion, titled “NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration,” will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 4:45 PM in Grand Ballroom VI.

 

We welcome your thoughts and contributions on these issues as we prepare for our 2017 Convention.

 

In solidarity and peace,

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President

María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President

Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President

Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President

Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director

Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

 

CAITY Travel Award applications due February 1, 2017
1/26/17

Posted January 26, 2017

 

The CAITY Caucus sponsors Travel Awards, open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present a paper as part of a traditional panel or seminar at NeMLA's upcoming March convention in Baltimore. The deadline for applications is February 1 and may be submitted online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/travel/caity-travel/caity-travel-app.html

 

CAITY Travel Awards are not intended for panel chairs or for participants of creative sessions or roundtables. Applicants can expect a response from the Caucus by mid-February. 

Register for Baltimore NeMLA-Sponsored Events
1/19/17

Posted January 19, 2017

 

NeMLA has sponsored the following activities for members attending the Baltimore conference: 

 

  • Shakespeare Theatre Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew, Saturday, March 25, 8 PM: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stages this rollicking send-up of marital power struggles, which is as topical as it is comical, and always entertaining. Prior to the performance is a reception with a cash bar. $34 
  • Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Friday, March 24, 11 AM: This is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African American history and culture and on the African diaspora. The Lewis Museum offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum café serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. $6 guided tour
  • Tour of the Peabody Library and Special Collections, Friday, March 24, 1 PM: Johns Hopkins University's collection contains more than 300,000 volumes of rare and diverse materials. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. $10 (includes shuttle)

 

We also encourage you to RSVP for these free special events hosted at our annual convention: 

 

  • Opening Address, "Imagining a Multilingual World" by Marjorie Agosín, Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: Award-winning poet, memorist, and the author of more than fifty books, Professor Agosín is one of the most diverse and vibrant authors writing in both Latin America and the United States today. She is the recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor given by the Chilean government (2004) as well as of the Pura Belpré Award for her novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014) given by the American Library Association. Professor Agosín is also an award-winning human rights activist. The United Nations distinguished her with the Human Rights Leadership Award. Professor Agosín holds the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, where she has taught for nearly thirty years. 
  • Keynote Address, "The End of Monolingualism" by Ilán Stavans, Friday, March 24, 7 PM: One of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilán Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His best-selling books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010), and Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015). His graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (2014) with Lalo Alcaraz, is the winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 
  • Membership Breakfast and NeMLA Business Meeting, Sunday, March 26, 12:15 PM: Converse, network, and learn about how to propose sessions for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh over a free brunch!

 

To purchase tickets and to RSVP for free events, sign into https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login with your user name and password, then click “Registration and Membership.”

 

For more information, please email us at support@nemla.org

Now Online: Winter 2017 Newsletter and 2018 Pittsburgh Call for Session Proposals
1/13/17

Posted January 13, 2017

 

The newest issue of the NeMLA newsletter is now online, listing scheduled events for the March 2017 Baltimore convention, local activities in Baltimore, award and fellowship opportunities, and more! 

 

Also, we want to promote now the call for session proposal for our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. We have uploaded the flyer we distributed at the Modern Language Association convention last week, which you can find here along with information about our future conventions in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. The April 29th deadline wil be here before you know it, so don't wait until our meeting in Baltimore: brainstorm proposals now so you're ready to submit them when we open up the web site! And please pass along this flyer to your colleagues. 

Due Jan 15 2017: Shakespeare Sister's Mentee Applications
1/3/17

Posted January 3, 2017

 

The NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus operates the interdisciplinary mentoring program Shakespeare's Sister, which pairs senior faculty mentors with graduate students and early career caucus members.

 

Mentors helps mentees in various ways: job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, advice on managing personal relationships and having children, career opportunities outside of academia, advice on how to best work with your committee and advisor, how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field, and more. 

 

Mentorship is envisioned as an opportunity for exchange between mentors and mentees through various networking activities. These may include Skype conversations, coffee or meals at the annual NeMLA convention, or meeting at the annual Shakespeare's Sister breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. 

 

The application process for mentees closes on January 15, 2017. To access the application, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/areas/caucuses/wgs/wgs-mentoring-app.html.

 

For more information, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please email Margarita Vargas at wgsnemla@gmail.com.







NeMLA 2017 Baltimore schedule now available online
12/28/16

Posted December 28, 2016

 

The schedule for NeMLA sessions is now online! We encourage all participants at our 2017 convention to visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx to determine when and where your NeMLA session will occur.

 

Please also take this opportunity to visit your NeMLA User Account, and choose whether to publish your bio and paper abstract into the online convention schedule. The online program will also tell you which sessions are equipped for media. 

 

For those of you not yet registered, late registration closes on January 5. Unregistered participants will be removed from the session and from the online program, which may place some panels at risk of folding. Panel chairs are encouraged to log into their user account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login to reconfirm which of their participants are registered. If you have panelists who have withdrawn, please mark them as declined in the session management page in order to remove them from the unpaid list. 

 

Hotel rooms are still available at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEMLA2017. Please book now, as they will sell out very soon.

 

We hope you are looking forward to the convention as much as we are! In the coming weeks, we will promote some the convention's local and special events, as well as open auditor registration for non-participants. Please encourage your colleagues to join us as an auditor at this year's convention!

 

As always, you can reach out to us at support@nemla.org with questions or concerns.

NeMLA Chairs: Check your email regarding participants and second session chairs
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

This is a reminder that all NeMLA 2017 participants and chairs must be registered. The deadline for early registration has been extended, closing today, Friday, December 9, at midnight. After that, participants will pay a late fee; if they have not paid by January, they will be removed from the session. Register at http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login.

 

NeMLA 2017 session chairs also have received an email regarding session management, unregistered session participants, and having chairs for any second sessions. All chairs should visit http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login to use the session management to see their sessions' unregistered participants, listed in red. Please email your participants from the session management page to remind them to register. 

 

As well, NeMLA policy prohibits participants from chairing more than one session of a type. If you are currently chairing two sessions due to an approved second session request, you must find someone else to chair the second session. This person can be a participant from either session, as long as they are not chairing another session of the same type, or an outside person you recruit for the task. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org.

Corrected link to NeMLA Board election
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

The previous link distributed for online voting of NeMLA Board representatives has been replaced with a new link that corrects errors in the poll. The new link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGRNBBD. The biographies and statements of purpose of all candidates are here.

 

If you voted before 9 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, please vote again at this new link to have your vote counted. 

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Convention Information, Voting in NeMLA Elections, and Refund Policies
12/9/16

Posted December 6, 2016

Updated December 9, 2016 (Corrected Board voting link)

 

We have news to share about our upcoming March convention in Baltimore:

 

  • Convention Schedule: The convention schedule will be available online by December 20th
  • Hotel: Book your room at a discounted NeMLA rate online here. Rooms fill up fast, so book early!
  • Transportation: Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2017 NeMLA Convention, offers discounts ranging from 2 to 8 percent on airfare. To enjoy these discounts, you must book at this link
  • Workshops: NeMLA will be hosting a variety of workshops to address the professional, scholastic, and educational needs of our members. To sign up for workshops, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and click on "Convention Registration." For workshop descriptions, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/workshops.html
  • Vote! We have two major votes right now. First, please vote for NeMLA-sponsored cultural activities during the convention. Second, vote to elect your future Board members! Candidates' bios and statements of purpose, along with the link for voting, is here.
  • Refund policy: NeMLA does not issue membership refunds. Refunds for registration are only granted until December 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NeMLA 2017 Registration Deadline (extended to Friday, Dec 9)
12/5/16

Posted December 5, 2016

 

This is a reminder to register for the NeMLA 2017 convention in Baltimore. All chairs, presenters, and participants are required to register.

 

Log in at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select the "Registration & Membership" link at the top of the screen. 

 

The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, December 9Late registration will be accepted until January 5th, 2017 (pending a late fee of $25). 

 

Failing to register by the deadline will result in the removal of your name from the program and will place the session and its other participants in jeopardy. 

 

Please contact support@nemla.org with any questions.

CAITY opportunities for 2016-2017: Essay Award, Travel Award, and Election!
11/22/16

Posted November 22, 2016

 

Contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions with NeMLA will receive an email from the CAITY Caucus about numerous opportunities, including: 

 

  • The December 15 deadline for the CAITY Essay Award
  • Travel Awards, which will be accepting applications starting in December 2016
  • The Room and Ride Forum, co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Caucus, to assist with sharing travel costs to our March 2017 convention in Baltimore
  • A call for nominations and current candidates' statements in the election for CAITY president, which will take place at the CAITY Annual Business Meeting at the Baltimore March 2017 convention

 

For more information about CAITY, please visit their web site

 

 

NeMLA Awards for manuscripts, essays, travel, and fellowships (with extended deadlines)
11/22/16

Posted November 21, 2016. Updated November 22, 2016

 

NeMLA provides its members with opportunities to apply for essay awards, travel awards and fellowships, some of which have extended deadlines. More information is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards.html and at the calendar links below:

 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org and the persons listed at the awards linked above. 

 

Submit early, and good luck!

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
11/18/16

Posted November 18, 2016

 

Dear NeMLA Members,

 

As a professional organization dedicated to the scholarly study of modern languages and cultures, NeMLA fully embraces and celebrates the vast cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the United States. Certainly, this rich aspect of our society is thoroughly explored, both at the theoretical and the experiential levels, during our annual conference that gathers over 2,000 scholars and researchers from the northeast coast in the United States and Canada.

 

At NeMLA we believe that the diversity that constitutes the core fabric of our society is what makes us strong and unique. Each group's lives, stories, cultural practices, along with their current and historical struggles, all make of the United States the  culturally-wealthy nation that it is today.

 

Therefore, we want to express our repudiation of recent events of violence, hatred, bullying, and degrading behaviors that have taken place in higher education institutions across the United States after the election.

 

NeMLA stands in solidarity with those who have been/are being targeted by such heinous acts of hatred and harm. We stand with our members, their students and staff members at their institutions who have been subjected to such lamentable manifestations of intolerance and white privilege; we stand against the pretentious entitlement of national, ethnic, and class supremacy over "others."

 

Therefore, we abhor all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and we stand against any attempt of committing acts of physical or emotional harm against those who may somehow be perceived as "different."

 

As scholars, professors, and administrators, we take inspiration from the powerful and living legacies of literary, artistic, and political resistance to white supremacy, colonialism, and gender and reproductive violence that inform our academic work. Before this election and definitely after it, NeMLA is committed to the ongoing scholarly initiatives that strive for a just future for everyone.

 

Now more than ever, the topic of our next conference, "Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era," has become significantly more relevant. (Please visit our NeMLA 2017 conference site.)

 

We look forward to counting with your voice at our annual forum.

 

In solidarity and peace,

 

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President
María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President
Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President
Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President
Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director
Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

Book Award deadline extended to December 1!
11/11/16

Posted November 11, 2016

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the spring NeMLA Convention, recognizes an unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA’s focal literatures, languages, or cultures. Winners receive both a $750 prize and NeMLA’s help in contacting and working with presses. 

 

The deadline for the Book Award has been extended to December 1, 2016. Submit your book manuscript to book.award@nemla.org to be eligible. For more information on requirements, and for a list of past winners, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/awards/book-award.html.

Room & Ride Forum for Baltimore 2017
10/21/16

Posted October 21, 2016

 

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum! Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Baltimore for the 2017 Convention, start here!

 

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net.

Orlando
6/20/16

Posted June 20, 2016

 

The Northeast Modern Languages Association stands in solidarity with its LGBTQ colleagues as well as with their Orlando-based friends, family, neighbors. In the wake of the tragedy of the Pulse shootings in Orlando, Florida, we wish to express our shared grief with the victims' families and loved ones. As an academic and scholarly organization, NeMLA upholds individuals' freedom of thought and expression, and we assert the rights of all people to live freely and peacefully in communities that support diversity and inclusion. While we cannot tolerate intolerance, we affirm the value of the human in the humanities.

 

The Board of Directors of NeMLA

Board Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
6/15/16

Posted May 18, 2016

 

Nominations open for 2017 positions
Election deadline for nominations extended to July 1, 2016
Submit nominations to nemla_nominations@nemla.org

The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on upcoming Board openings and responsibilities can be found here. Open positions include: 

  • Second Vice President
  • Anglophone/British Literatures Director
  • CAITY Caucus Representative
  • German Language and Literature Director
  • Graduate Student Caucus Representative
  • Italian Language and Literature Director
  • Member at Large: Diversity Representative

 

Deadline, April 15, 2016: NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship
4/12/16

Posted April 12, 2016

 

The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research that can be supported by the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

 

Both the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Books Collection provide a wealth of resources to interested applicants. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, and Robert Kelley. And the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

 

The deadline for this fellowship is Friday, April 15, 2016. More information on how to apply is available here.

Attention Graduate Students: GSC Activities and Events at NeMLA 2017
3/20/17

Posted March 20, 2017

 

With just a few days left until NeMLA's 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, the Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) makes the following announcements: 

 

Vote in our elections

 

If you have not yet done so, please vote in the GSC's election, open until March 21. We will announce the results at our business meeting on Friday evening

 

Join us for GSC-sponsored sessions and events at the Baltimore Convention

 

6.6 Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview 

Friday, March 24, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Dover A 

 

9.3 Teaching Your Own Research as a Graduate Student or Early-career Faculty Member 

Friday, March 24, 4:45-6:15 PM, Bristol 

 

10.2 Graduate Student Caucus Business Meeting 

Help steer GSC initiatives for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh! 

Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 PM, Atlantic 

 

GSC Meet and Greet 

Free refreshments for GSC members 

Friday, March 24, 9-11 PM, Dinosaur BBQ, 1401 Fleet Street 

 

12.24 Let’s Work Together I: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 10:15-11:30 AM, Kent C 

 

13.11 Let’s Work Together II: Collaboration and Pedagogy 

Saturday, March 25, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 2 

 

Participate in New Networking Initiatives in Baltimore

 

Networking Opportunities 

 

Tables devoted to specific disciplines will be situated in the common area, at the Saturday evening reception, and at the Sunday brunch. 

 

Social Engagement Challenge 

 

Sessions chairs, take a photo of you and your participants enjoying a meal or beverage, and email it to photos@nemla.org. Chair(s) of the winning session photo will receive free conference registration for the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Search for clues throughout the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. More details will be available at the convention. 

 

Convention Childcare Available

 

One of our NeMLA members has arranged childcare at the convention hotel. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has trusted this agency for 15 years. If you will be looking for childcare at the convention, please contact Sabina Lenae at st521@nyu.edu. 

 

Grad-Friendly Food

 

Check out our Grad-Friendly Food List with suggestions for affordable places to eat and drink near the convention hotel. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, where we regularly post news and resources. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Attention CAITY Caucus Members: Events and Information about 2017 Baltimore
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Before, during, and after the conference, the CAITY Caucus is here to represent and advocate for contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and those employed by two-year institutions. 

 

At the conference, please plan to attend the Caucus Business Meeting on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Bristol Room. Members will discuss caucus priorities and awards and elect the next president and NeMLA board rep for the caucus! If you would like to add items to the business meeting agenda, or if wish to run for caucus president/board rep, email Emily Lauer at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu before the conference begins. 

 

CAITY also has helpful web sites to share: 

 

1. Search the conference schedule at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx, and if you click "Subject" and select "Pedagogy & Professional," you'll see a variety of sessions pertinent to CAITY constituents. 

 

2. The Graduate Student Caucus generously shares their Room and Ride forum with CAITY. As you finalize last-minute travel plans for the conference, you might want to check out http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net

 

3. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about CAITY, or start planning now to revise your presentation for next year's paper prize, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/caity.html 

 

See you soon in Baltimore!

Attention Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Members: Seeking 2017 Baltimore Volunteers
3/15/17

Posted March 15, 2017

 

Each year, the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus staffs a table that holds information about the caucus, convention events, and serves as a place where members can showcase and promote their recent work. Please bring any flyers or announcements that you would like to share. 

 

If you are available for an hour or so Thursday (afternoon), Friday, and/or Saturday, anytime between 8 and 5, please email wgsnemla@gmail.com with “Convention Table Volunteer” in the header. Please include your availability to volunteer. We encourage any member to sit at the table, as it is a great way to meet other members, to recruit new members, and to simply offer your service to the caucus. 

 

If you're unable to volunteer at the table, please stop by to pick up a WGSC ribbon from the convention table. We encourage members to wear their ribbons throughout the conference, both to be able to recognize fellow members easily and to increase the caucus’ presence at the convention. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!

NeMLA at MLA: Calls for papers on interdisciplinary humanities and conference panel development
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for two sessions they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please consider submitting to the following: 

 

"Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15) 

 

How can we design curriculum that integrates sciences, cultural studies, or other humanities? What are potential advantages and challenges? Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu). A full copy of the CFP is available here.

 

"From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel" (Deadline March 17) 

 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. Submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios to Derek McGrath (derekmcg@buffalo.edu). 

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Tickets available for NeMLA-sponsored Baltimore Cultural Events
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

We have secured discounted tickets for the following local and cultural events. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select "Registration and Membership." 

 

1. A group tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (walking distance from the Marriott Waterfront, our 2017 convention site). Friday, March 24, at 11 AM. $6 per person.

 

A Smithsonian affiliate, this is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African-American history and culture and on the African diaspora. It offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum cafe' serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. NeMLA attendees also receive a discount for regular admission during all days of our convention in Baltimore: $5 for regular admission (with NeMLA badge), and $4 per student admission. For more information about the Lewis Museum, please visit http://www.lewismuseum.org

 

2. A group tour of the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University (shuttle provided). Friday, March 24, 12 PM to 3 PM. $10 per personThe shuttle to the Peabody departs from the Marriott Waterfront lobby at 12 PM. The shuttle to the Marriott will be leaving the Peabody at 3 PM.

 

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. The Exhibition Gallery is surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections. The collection contains more than 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. More information on the Peabody's holdings is available at http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202582&p=1336208

 

3. Our special-rate tickets for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of The Taming of the Shrew are now sold out

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org

Vote online for Graduate Student Caucus open positions (Deadline: March 21)
3/9/17

Posted March 9, 2017

 

All graduate student members of NeMLA are encouraged to vote for candidates in the Graduate Student Caucus' election. Voting is currently underway online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZJHJZ and will close on March 21, 2017. The elected officers will be announced at the Graduate Student Caucus's Business Meeting, Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, at NeMLA's upcoming convention in Baltimore. 

 

Please take the time to vote to make the GSC even stronger! For more information about the GSC, please visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and at their web site.

New Convention Initiatives for Baltimore 2017: Networking, Social Engagement Challenge, and a Scavenger Hunt!
3/3/17

Posted March 3, 2017

 

As part of NeMLA's mission to promote professional development and to serve the interests of our members, we are proud to announce new initiatives for our 2017 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Network Opportunities

 

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? We will have tables devoted to specific disciplines so you may converse with scholars who share your interests. These tables will be available throughout the convention in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore) and at Sunday brunch, March 26, 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Grand Ballroom V of the Marriott. (Make sure to pre-register for brunch here.)

 

Social Engagement Challenge (Winner receives free 2018 NeMLA Convention Registration!)

 

Attention all session chairs: we encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters! Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

 

Take a photograph of your gathering and email it by April 1, 2017, to photos@nemla.org, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

Solve a mystery in Edgar Allan Poe's own hometown! Search for clues throughout the Marriott Waterfront. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. 

 

Please forward this flyer to members in your department and other NeMLA 2017 attendees. For more information on these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at csommers@gc.cuny.edu

 

CFP MLA 2018, "Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum" (Deadline March 15)
2/28/17

Posted February 28, 2017

 

The Regional Divisions of the Modern Language Association (MLA), including NeMLA, are seeking submissions for a collaborative session they are organizing at the meeting of MLA in New York City, January 4 to 7, 2018. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) by March 15. 

 

This panel seeks to explore how, at both the classroom and institutional levels, humanities curricula have integrated material originating from multiple disciplines across the university. Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

 

  • The incorporation of multiple disciplines such as social sciences, bench sciences, business, and other humanities fields into humanities curricula
  • The advantages of interdisciplinary curriculum, especially pertaining to student interest and enrollment
  • Interdisciplinary curricula and the job market
  • Collaboration among multiple departments
  • Interdisciplinary course design
  • The creation of interdisciplinary programs
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum design, technology, and digital classroom techniques
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum as a tool for community/global engagement
  • Teaching students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
  • The unique challenges of interdisciplinary course and curriculum design

 

This session is a joint presentation of the Regional Divisions of the MLA: the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the South Central Modern Language Association.​ 

 

If you have any questions, please email csommers@gc.cuny.edu. 

 

Tickets available for "The Taming of the Shrew" at NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
2/24/17

Posted February 24, 2017

 

NeMLA has secured a discounted rate of $34 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spring performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, coinciding with our 48th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 25, at 8 PM. As topical as it is hilarious, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy looking at the imbalance of powers in gender roles. The founding artistic director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ian Gallanar, directs this production. 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login, choose "Registration & Membership," and add the tickets to your current registration.

 

Tickets will be available for pick up on a will-call basis at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 

 

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's theater is a quick 10-minute ride from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront, via the #31 Metro Bus Line

 

For more information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production, visit their web site at http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com or email us at support@nemla.org

CV Clinic: Sign up for job market advice or as a faculty mentor
2/14/17

Posted February 14, 2017

 

Over the past three years, the CV Clinic has furthered NeMLA's mission of supporting the professional development of members who are graduate students, recent PhD recipients on the job market, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Many of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members have volunteered to serve as mentors in advising many on revising their CVs and seeking work in academia. Mentees who have benefited from this clinic include graduate students, recent PhD recipients, and adjunct and contingent faculty.  

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, the CV Clinic consists of one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions. During the convention, mentees will be paired with tenured and tenure-track faculty members who offer expert feedback on CVs and securing a job in academia. 

 

 

We at NeMLA encourage faculty to volunteer as mentors for our upcoming March 2017 meeting in Baltimore. If you are faculty interested in volunteering as a mentor, or if you are a mentee interested in receiving advice on your CV, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094faeac2ba1f58-cvclinic. Choose your advising slots, and be sure to select the correct category for that time slot: mentor or mentee. A Sign Up Genius account is not necessary for signing up.

 

If you have any questions, please email CVClinicNeMLA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

 

Now Available: Auditing Registration and Courtyard Baltimore Hotel Rooms
2/13/17

Posted February 13, 2017

 

NeMLA has now opened auditing registration at our upcoming 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore. Auditing is intended for attendees who are not presenting. To review membership rates for auditing and to register as an auditor, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members/rates.html.

 

We ask that you encourage your colleagues to join us as auditors at the convention: please share the auditor registration link above with your departments and on listservs as appropriate.

 

NeMLA also has secured a special discounted hotel rate for our members for $149 per night at the Marriott Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor. This hotel is just a five-minute walk from our convention site, the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. Reserve your room online at this link, or call 443-923-4000 and provide the group code NEMC.

 

The last day to book your low NeMLA rate at the Marriott Courtyard is March 1. More information about our hotel offerings is available here.

 

If you have any questions, please email support@nemla.org.

Graduate Student Caucus nominations now accepted for open positions
2/9/17

Posted February 9, 2017

 

The Graduate Student Caucus will soon hold elections and seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for all three committee positions: Communications Director, Vice President and President. All nominees must be current graduate students. 

 

Please email nominations to the current Vice President, James Van Wyck, at jvanwyck@fordham.edu, by March 1. In emailed nominations, please include:

 

  • Whether the nomination is for Communications Director, Vice President, or President in the subject line
  • The nominee’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation
  • A brief narrative that outlines: the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA, other relevant experience, current graduate status and degree pursued, and details on what the nominee would contribute to the position and the GSC committee.

 

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a link with which to vote. All graduate student members of NeMLA will be eligible to vote. 

 

Descriptions of all open positions are available online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/areas/caucuses/grad.html. If you have any questions, please email Vice President James Van Wyck at jvanwyck@fordham.edu.

NeMLA Statement on Executive Orders on Immigration
2/1/17

 

We, the Executive Board of NeMLA, declare that we stand together with refugees and immigrants from all corners of the globe. In the face of growing and bold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries to the United States, we solidly affirm the need to foster peace, diplomacy and, above all, deep mutual understanding and respect among diverse peoples. We respect the rule of law, but we cannot and will not tolerate the targeting of any human being because of their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their ethnicity, race or the language(s) they speak. We declare: no human being is illegal.

 

We as scholars, professors and researchers denounce anti-democratic pronouncements that go against the very moral and ethical founding of the United States, and we stand firm with our colleagues, our students and all of our brothers and sisters in the global community who strive for unity over division.

 

In consideration of those affected by the travel ban, NeMLA is taking the following steps:

 

1.     Implementing a provisional policy for allowing those affected by the ban to present their papers in absentia. For reasons central to the discussion and exchange that are the hallmark of a lively NeMLA session, our policy is to not allow papers read in absentia. We will make an exception for those presenters impacted.

 

2.     NeMLA Executive Board officers will introduce an open forum in which attendees can discuss, respond to, contextualize, and strategize about the recent Executive Orders on immigration. This special Roundtable Discussion, titled “NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration,” will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 4:45 PM in Grand Ballroom VI.

 

We welcome your thoughts and contributions on these issues as we prepare for our 2017 Convention.

 

In solidarity and peace,

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President

María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President

Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President

Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President

Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director

Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

 

CAITY Travel Award applications due February 1, 2017
1/26/17

Posted January 26, 2017

 

The CAITY Caucus sponsors Travel Awards, open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present a paper as part of a traditional panel or seminar at NeMLA's upcoming March convention in Baltimore. The deadline for applications is February 1 and may be submitted online at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/travel/caity-travel/caity-travel-app.html

 

CAITY Travel Awards are not intended for panel chairs or for participants of creative sessions or roundtables. Applicants can expect a response from the Caucus by mid-February. 

Register for Baltimore NeMLA-Sponsored Events
1/19/17

Posted January 19, 2017

 

NeMLA has sponsored the following activities for members attending the Baltimore conference: 

 

  • Shakespeare Theatre Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew, Saturday, March 25, 8 PM: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stages this rollicking send-up of marital power struggles, which is as topical as it is comical, and always entertaining. Prior to the performance is a reception with a cash bar. $34 
  • Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Friday, March 24, 11 AM: This is the largest museum, both in Maryland and nationally, to focus on African American history and culture and on the African diaspora. The Lewis Museum offers a permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, a resource center, as well as programs such as a film series, a recurring open mic night, live music series, and family programming. The 82,000 square-foot facility also houses a museum café serving soul food, a classroom, meeting spaces, and a theater. $6 guided tour
  • Tour of the Peabody Library and Special Collections, Friday, March 24, 1 PM: Johns Hopkins University's collection contains more than 300,000 volumes of rare and diverse materials. This magnificent research library also serves as the premiere venue in Baltimore for weddings and other events: six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. $10 (includes shuttle)

 

We also encourage you to RSVP for these free special events hosted at our annual convention: 

 

  • Opening Address, "Imagining a Multilingual World" by Marjorie Agosín, Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: Award-winning poet, memorist, and the author of more than fifty books, Professor Agosín is one of the most diverse and vibrant authors writing in both Latin America and the United States today. She is the recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor given by the Chilean government (2004) as well as of the Pura Belpré Award for her novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014) given by the American Library Association. Professor Agosín is also an award-winning human rights activist. The United Nations distinguished her with the Human Rights Leadership Award. Professor Agosín holds the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, where she has taught for nearly thirty years. 
  • Keynote Address, "The End of Monolingualism" by Ilán Stavans, Friday, March 24, 7 PM: One of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilán Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His best-selling books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010), and Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015). His graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (2014) with Lalo Alcaraz, is the winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 
  • Membership Breakfast and NeMLA Business Meeting, Sunday, March 26, 12:15 PM: Converse, network, and learn about how to propose sessions for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh over a free brunch!

 

To purchase tickets and to RSVP for free events, sign into https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login with your user name and password, then click “Registration and Membership.”

 

For more information, please email us at support@nemla.org

Now Online: Winter 2017 Newsletter and 2018 Pittsburgh Call for Session Proposals
1/13/17

Posted January 13, 2017

 

The newest issue of the NeMLA newsletter is now online, listing scheduled events for the March 2017 Baltimore convention, local activities in Baltimore, award and fellowship opportunities, and more! 

 

Also, we want to promote now the call for session proposal for our 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. We have uploaded the flyer we distributed at the Modern Language Association convention last week, which you can find here along with information about our future conventions in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. The April 29th deadline wil be here before you know it, so don't wait until our meeting in Baltimore: brainstorm proposals now so you're ready to submit them when we open up the web site! And please pass along this flyer to your colleagues. 

Due Jan 15 2017: Shakespeare Sister's Mentee Applications
1/3/17

Posted January 3, 2017

 

The NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus operates the interdisciplinary mentoring program Shakespeare's Sister, which pairs senior faculty mentors with graduate students and early career caucus members.

 

Mentors helps mentees in various ways: job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, advice on managing personal relationships and having children, career opportunities outside of academia, advice on how to best work with your committee and advisor, how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field, and more. 

 

Mentorship is envisioned as an opportunity for exchange between mentors and mentees through various networking activities. These may include Skype conversations, coffee or meals at the annual NeMLA convention, or meeting at the annual Shakespeare's Sister breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore. 

 

The application process for mentees closes on January 15, 2017. To access the application, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/areas/caucuses/wgs/wgs-mentoring-app.html.

 

For more information, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please email Margarita Vargas at wgsnemla@gmail.com.







NeMLA 2017 Baltimore schedule now available online
12/28/16

Posted December 28, 2016

 

The schedule for NeMLA sessions is now online! We encourage all participants at our 2017 convention to visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Webforms/Schedule.aspx to determine when and where your NeMLA session will occur.

 

Please also take this opportunity to visit your NeMLA User Account, and choose whether to publish your bio and paper abstract into the online convention schedule. The online program will also tell you which sessions are equipped for media. 

 

For those of you not yet registered, late registration closes on January 5. Unregistered participants will be removed from the session and from the online program, which may place some panels at risk of folding. Panel chairs are encouraged to log into their user account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login to reconfirm which of their participants are registered. If you have panelists who have withdrawn, please mark them as declined in the session management page in order to remove them from the unpaid list. 

 

Hotel rooms are still available at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEMLA2017. Please book now, as they will sell out very soon.

 

We hope you are looking forward to the convention as much as we are! In the coming weeks, we will promote some the convention's local and special events, as well as open auditor registration for non-participants. Please encourage your colleagues to join us as an auditor at this year's convention!

 

As always, you can reach out to us at support@nemla.org with questions or concerns.

NeMLA Chairs: Check your email regarding participants and second session chairs
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

This is a reminder that all NeMLA 2017 participants and chairs must be registered. The deadline for early registration has been extended, closing today, Friday, December 9, at midnight. After that, participants will pay a late fee; if they have not paid by January, they will be removed from the session. Register at http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login.

 

NeMLA 2017 session chairs also have received an email regarding session management, unregistered session participants, and having chairs for any second sessions. All chairs should visit http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login to use the session management to see their sessions' unregistered participants, listed in red. Please email your participants from the session management page to remind them to register. 

 

As well, NeMLA policy prohibits participants from chairing more than one session of a type. If you are currently chairing two sessions due to an approved second session request, you must find someone else to chair the second session. This person can be a participant from either session, as long as they are not chairing another session of the same type, or an outside person you recruit for the task. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org.

Corrected link to NeMLA Board election
12/9/16

Posted December 9, 2016

 

The previous link distributed for online voting of NeMLA Board representatives has been replaced with a new link that corrects errors in the poll. The new link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGRNBBD. The biographies and statements of purpose of all candidates are here.

 

If you voted before 9 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, please vote again at this new link to have your vote counted. 

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Convention Information, Voting in NeMLA Elections, and Refund Policies
12/9/16

Posted December 6, 2016

Updated December 9, 2016 (Corrected Board voting link)

 

We have news to share about our upcoming March convention in Baltimore:

 

  • Convention Schedule: The convention schedule will be available online by December 20th
  • Hotel: Book your room at a discounted NeMLA rate online here. Rooms fill up fast, so book early!
  • Transportation: Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2017 NeMLA Convention, offers discounts ranging from 2 to 8 percent on airfare. To enjoy these discounts, you must book at this link
  • Workshops: NeMLA will be hosting a variety of workshops to address the professional, scholastic, and educational needs of our members. To sign up for workshops, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and click on "Convention Registration." For workshop descriptions, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/workshops.html
  • Vote! We have two major votes right now. First, please vote for NeMLA-sponsored cultural activities during the convention. Second, vote to elect your future Board members! Candidates' bios and statements of purpose, along with the link for voting, is here.
  • Refund policy: NeMLA does not issue membership refunds. Refunds for registration are only granted until December 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NeMLA 2017 Registration Deadline (extended to Friday, Dec 9)
12/5/16

Posted December 5, 2016

 

This is a reminder to register for the NeMLA 2017 convention in Baltimore. All chairs, presenters, and participants are required to register.

 

Log in at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login and select the "Registration & Membership" link at the top of the screen. 

 

The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, December 9Late registration will be accepted until January 5th, 2017 (pending a late fee of $25). 

 

Failing to register by the deadline will result in the removal of your name from the program and will place the session and its other participants in jeopardy. 

 

Please contact support@nemla.org with any questions.

CAITY opportunities for 2016-2017: Essay Award, Travel Award, and Election!
11/22/16

Posted November 22, 2016

 

Contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions with NeMLA will receive an email from the CAITY Caucus about numerous opportunities, including: 

 

  • The December 15 deadline for the CAITY Essay Award
  • Travel Awards, which will be accepting applications starting in December 2016
  • The Room and Ride Forum, co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Caucus, to assist with sharing travel costs to our March 2017 convention in Baltimore
  • A call for nominations and current candidates' statements in the election for CAITY president, which will take place at the CAITY Annual Business Meeting at the Baltimore March 2017 convention

 

For more information about CAITY, please visit their web site

 

 

NeMLA Awards for manuscripts, essays, travel, and fellowships (with extended deadlines)
11/22/16

Posted November 21, 2016. Updated November 22, 2016

 

NeMLA provides its members with opportunities to apply for essay awards, travel awards and fellowships, some of which have extended deadlines. More information is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards.html and at the calendar links below:

 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at support@nemla.org and the persons listed at the awards linked above. 

 

Submit early, and good luck!

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
11/18/16

Posted November 18, 2016

 

Dear NeMLA Members,

 

As a professional organization dedicated to the scholarly study of modern languages and cultures, NeMLA fully embraces and celebrates the vast cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the United States. Certainly, this rich aspect of our society is thoroughly explored, both at the theoretical and the experiential levels, during our annual conference that gathers over 2,000 scholars and researchers from the northeast coast in the United States and Canada.

 

At NeMLA we believe that the diversity that constitutes the core fabric of our society is what makes us strong and unique. Each group's lives, stories, cultural practices, along with their current and historical struggles, all make of the United States the  culturally-wealthy nation that it is today.

 

Therefore, we want to express our repudiation of recent events of violence, hatred, bullying, and degrading behaviors that have taken place in higher education institutions across the United States after the election.

 

NeMLA stands in solidarity with those who have been/are being targeted by such heinous acts of hatred and harm. We stand with our members, their students and staff members at their institutions who have been subjected to such lamentable manifestations of intolerance and white privilege; we stand against the pretentious entitlement of national, ethnic, and class supremacy over "others."

 

Therefore, we abhor all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and we stand against any attempt of committing acts of physical or emotional harm against those who may somehow be perceived as "different."

 

As scholars, professors, and administrators, we take inspiration from the powerful and living legacies of literary, artistic, and political resistance to white supremacy, colonialism, and gender and reproductive violence that inform our academic work. Before this election and definitely after it, NeMLA is committed to the ongoing scholarly initiatives that strive for a just future for everyone.

 

Now more than ever, the topic of our next conference, "Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era," has become significantly more relevant. (Please visit our NeMLA 2017 conference site.)

 

We look forward to counting with your voice at our annual forum.

 

In solidarity and peace,

 

Hilda Chacón, NeMLA President
María DiFrancesco, NeMLA Vice President
Simona Wright, NeMLA Second Vice President
Ben Railton, NeMLA Past President
Carine Mardorossian, NeMLA Executive Director
Brandi So, NeMLA Associate Executive Director

Book Award deadline extended to December 1!
11/11/16

Posted November 11, 2016

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the spring NeMLA Convention, recognizes an unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA’s focal literatures, languages, or cultures. Winners receive both a $750 prize and NeMLA’s help in contacting and working with presses. 

 

The deadline for the Book Award has been extended to December 1, 2016. Submit your book manuscript to book.award@nemla.org to be eligible. For more information on requirements, and for a list of past winners, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/awards/book-award.html.

Room & Ride Forum for Baltimore 2017
10/21/16

Posted October 21, 2016

 

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum! Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Baltimore for the 2017 Convention, start here!

 

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at http://nemlaroomandride.freeforums.net.

Orlando
6/20/16

Posted June 20, 2016

 

The Northeast Modern Languages Association stands in solidarity with its LGBTQ colleagues as well as with their Orlando-based friends, family, neighbors. In the wake of the tragedy of the Pulse shootings in Orlando, Florida, we wish to express our shared grief with the victims' families and loved ones. As an academic and scholarly organization, NeMLA upholds individuals' freedom of thought and expression, and we assert the rights of all people to live freely and peacefully in communities that support diversity and inclusion. While we cannot tolerate intolerance, we affirm the value of the human in the humanities.

 

The Board of Directors of NeMLA

Board Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
6/15/16

Posted May 18, 2016

 

Nominations open for 2017 positions
Election deadline for nominations extended to July 1, 2016
Submit nominations to nemla_nominations@nemla.org

The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on upcoming Board openings and responsibilities can be found here. Open positions include: 

  • Second Vice President
  • Anglophone/British Literatures Director
  • CAITY Caucus Representative
  • German Language and Literature Director
  • Graduate Student Caucus Representative
  • Italian Language and Literature Director
  • Member at Large: Diversity Representative

 

Deadline, April 15, 2016: NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship
4/12/16

Posted April 12, 2016

 

The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research that can be supported by the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

 

Both the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Books Collection provide a wealth of resources to interested applicants. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, and Robert Kelley. And the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

 

The deadline for this fellowship is Friday, April 15, 2016. More information on how to apply is available here.