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NeMLA Chairs: Please finalize sessions by October 15
10/1/17

Posted October 1, 2017

 

NeMLA chairs, please finalize your sessions in your user account by October 15.

 

You may not finalize your sessions until you complete the following:

 

  1. Please confirm your applicants will participate in your session, and will present on only one session of each type. Some applicants submit to multiples sessions, but NeMLA rules do not allow participation in more than one panel of a type. Your user account will alert you if any of your presenters have committed to another sessions; therefore, please confirm with applicants first to have their confirmation in writing.
  2. Please wait until after the October 15th session finalization deadline before notifying applicants whether you marked them as declined or under consideration. Please do so in case those applicants you accepted decide to decline to join your session, in which case you may need ones you marked as under consideration to reach the minimum number of participants. Please review the types of sessions to see the minimum number of presenters needed. 
  3. Please confirm you have reached the minimum number of presenters. Some presenters must withdraw before the convention even though they had confirmed their participation earlier. 2-paper session is prohibited, so please plan accordingly: it is strongly recommended that you include the maximum number of presenters on your session. The maximum number of presenters for each session type is listed here
  4. Please confirm your applicants' audiovisual requests, which they were to have made in their user account when submitting abstracts. Please ask applicants to click on the relevant box to make their audiovisual requests and to contact NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org with any questions. Please also be aware that attendees must bring their own laptop or other device, and the relevant VGA adapter if using a mobile device or an Apple computer. NeMLA provides VGA projectors, VGA cables, projector screens, computer speakers, and speaker cables when requested in the user account.
  5. Only after completing all previous steps may you notify applicants your decision whether you accept their abstract. You are required to contact all applicants regarding your decision whether to accept their abstract. Please do not leave any presenter in doubt about the status of their submission: email everyone.

 

If you want to accommmodate more presenters:

 

  • Please consider requesting that your panel be changed to a seminar or roundtable, each of which can include up to 10 presenters. This change will be granted upon request emailed to support@nemla.org. More information about seminar and roundtable formats is available here.
  • Please consider requesting a a second paper session, which you may request in your user account when finalizing your session. Second session requests are limited by space available. You will be notified by October 20 whether your request was approved.  

 

Please also review these guidelines:

 

  • No papers may be read in absentia. Do not include participants who cannot attend in person.
  • Please instruct your presenters to pay for registration/membership in their user account and clicking the top menu link "Registration & Membership." Presenters must pay by December for their names to be included in the convention program. Late fees are applied after the registration deadline. Registration/membership is now open in presenters' user accounts.

 

If you have additional questions, please email your session's Area Director.

Poster proposals for 2018 Pittsburgh Convention now being accepted!
9/30/17

Posted September 30, 2017

 

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

 

If you are interested in having your poster shared with NeMLA 2018 convention attendees in Pittsburgh this April, please submit your proposal online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17183

 

A list of guidelines to help you with submitting, designing, and printing your poster is available here.

Deadline: Book Award, October 15
9/26/17

Posted September 26, 2017

 

The October 15 deadline for Book Award submissions is fast approaching! 

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the 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. 

 

Note that unrevised dissertations or manuscripts under contract with a publisher cannot be considered for this award. 

 

Please visit our web site for more requirements and information, including a list of past winners, and email your manuscript to book.award@nemla.org by October 15 to be eligible for the 2018 Book Award!

NeMLA at MLA 2018
9/23/17

Posted September 23, 2017

 

Each year, NeMLA organizes sessions, promotions, and other activities at the Modern Language Association. We are pleased to announce two sessions NeMLA and our fellow Regional MLAs have developed for the January 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York City.

 

  • "Blurring Boundaries: Designing an Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Madison
  • "From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:15 to 11:30 AM, Hilton Concourse E

 

NeMLA also will host a table with other Regional MLA, with information about our upcoming convention in Pittsburgh and the opportunity for you to submit proposals for our 50th annual convention in Washington, DC.

 

Early registration rates to MLA end in early October. We’ll have more information to share as January approaches--and we’d love to hear from NeMLA members attending or presenting at the MLA. If you will be attending the MLA, let us know, or send us the name of your session via Twitter, Facebook, or email at support@nemla.org.

 

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

Chairs: Review 2018 guidelines
9/23/17

Posted September 22, 2017

 

NeMLA encourages all 2018 chairs to review guidelines, which include a lot of helpful advice: 

 

  • For promoting your call for papers on list servs, CFP web sites, etc.
  • Please do not accept any abstracts before the September 30th deadline. We value giving all applicants a fair chance at having their submissions considered, so chairs should consider all abstracts received by the deadline.
  • NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions: please consider all abstracts received. 
  • No more than two people from the same institution are permitted on any given panel. 
  • Consider accepting 4 papers for panels so a withdrawal does not threaten the viability of your session (2-paper panels are not allowed). 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing your finalized sessions! 

Modern Language Studies: New issue in the mail--and a new podcast online!
9/5/17

Posted September 5, 2017

 

Northeast Modern Language Association members can enjoy their new issue of Modern Language Studies, arriving in the mail. This latest issue features "$peculating $ubject$," as Regina Martin at Denison University examines finance capitalism in the context of literary analysis. Even the cover ties into this topic: the cover is the exact Pantone color used in United States currency!

 

MLS is also proud to announce a new online feature, The Sidebar: The MLS Fiction and Poetry Podcast. Each episode features a conversation with host Patrick Thomas Henry and an author published in the pages of MLS, along with a reading of that author’s work. Episode 1 features B.K. Fisher, whose work appeared in Issue 46.2.

 

For more information about Modern Language Studies, please visit their web site at https://modernlanguagestudies.org

Opportunities for the CAITY Caucus
8/22/17

Posted August 22, 2017

 

CAITY Caucus members will have received an email about opportunities available to contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions. Please read this email to learn more about the CAITY Essay Award and the September 30, 2017, deadline to submit abstracts to the many sessions at NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh!

NeMLA Executive Board's Response to Charlottesville
8/14/17

Posted August 14, 2017

 

Dear NeMLA Members:

 

Since Friday, the Executive Board of NeMLA has watched in sheer horror as ghastly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have unfolded. White supremacists, who stand for racism, anti-Semitism, and violent intimidation of immigrants, ethnic minorities and so many other human beings, cannot be tolerated. Their loathsome rhetoric and vile activities are anathema to the mission and values of NeMLA. As an academic organization, NeMLA champions the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages. This championing requires open dialogue, freedom of expression, and also a freedom of inquiry and collaborative exchange that uncompromisingly supports all its members, no matter their color, religious beliefs, geographic origin, gender, sexual identity, or social class.

 

We therefore encourage you to stand with us and to remain in communication with us as our collective semesters begin. Let us not remain silent but stand in united resistance to the normalized forms of intolerance and violent bigotry that surround us.

 

Sincerely,
NeMLA Executive Board

Discounted Books in Medieval and Renaissance Studies!
7/27/17

Posted July 27, 2017

 

Boydell & Brewer, which publishes a wide range of titles on literature and language, is partnering with NeMLA to add new books to your home library at discounted prices! These books include many in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

Some books that Boydell & Brewer publishes include:

 

  • Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France by Helen J. Swift
  • The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts edited by William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele
  • Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450 edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert W. Russell
  • Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn Birge Vitz edited by Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate
  • Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations edited by Peter J. Kitson & Robert Markley

 

NeMLA members can receive a discount of 30% off of these titles with the code BB419 when ordering online at https://boydellandbrewer.com. NeMLA members also can order by calling Boydell & Brewer at 585-275-0419 and mentioning the code when ordering.

 

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

NeMLA's position statement on the proposed closing of Stony Brook University programs
7/11/17

Posted on May 23, 2017

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and membership, the Northeast Modern Language Association has written to the Provost of Stony Brook University, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to express our shock and deep concern about the recommended suspension of the Doctoral programs in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the proposed closing of its undergraduate majors in Comparative Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts. 

 

We encourage you to read this letter from our Executive Board and Executive Director, which urges Stony Brook University to reconsider its proposal in light of its local and global ramifications, and to engage in a dialogue with Stony Brook's faculty and students to find solutions that would enhance, rather than weaken and significantly imperil, the future, and renown of this institution.

Post-Baltimore convention surveys
4/10/17

Posted April 10, 2017

 

Thank you for participating in this year’s NeMLA convention in Baltimore. Although NeMLA 2017 is over, we are already preparing for next year’s convention in Pittsburgh!

 

Our organization at large and the Graduate Student Caucus are determining next year’s convention sessions, professionalization services, recreational activities, and social events, and we need your input! These decisions need to be made soon, so we are sending you a survey to learn what you would like to see at next year’s convention. 

 

We ask the following the complete these surveys.

 

 

We look forward to your responses! (And don't forget to submit your session proposal for our convention in Pittsburgh before the April 29, 2017, deadline!)

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
4/10/17

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

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

 

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

NeMLA Chairs: Please finalize sessions by October 15
10/1/17

Posted October 1, 2017

 

NeMLA chairs, please finalize your sessions in your user account by October 15.

 

You may not finalize your sessions until you complete the following:

 

  1. Please confirm your applicants will participate in your session, and will present on only one session of each type. Some applicants submit to multiples sessions, but NeMLA rules do not allow participation in more than one panel of a type. Your user account will alert you if any of your presenters have committed to another sessions; therefore, please confirm with applicants first to have their confirmation in writing.
  2. Please wait until after the October 15th session finalization deadline before notifying applicants whether you marked them as declined or under consideration. Please do so in case those applicants you accepted decide to decline to join your session, in which case you may need ones you marked as under consideration to reach the minimum number of participants. Please review the types of sessions to see the minimum number of presenters needed. 
  3. Please confirm you have reached the minimum number of presenters. Some presenters must withdraw before the convention even though they had confirmed their participation earlier. 2-paper session is prohibited, so please plan accordingly: it is strongly recommended that you include the maximum number of presenters on your session. The maximum number of presenters for each session type is listed here
  4. Please confirm your applicants' audiovisual requests, which they were to have made in their user account when submitting abstracts. Please ask applicants to click on the relevant box to make their audiovisual requests and to contact NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org with any questions. Please also be aware that attendees must bring their own laptop or other device, and the relevant VGA adapter if using a mobile device or an Apple computer. NeMLA provides VGA projectors, VGA cables, projector screens, computer speakers, and speaker cables when requested in the user account.
  5. Only after completing all previous steps may you notify applicants your decision whether you accept their abstract. You are required to contact all applicants regarding your decision whether to accept their abstract. Please do not leave any presenter in doubt about the status of their submission: email everyone.

 

If you want to accommmodate more presenters:

 

  • Please consider requesting that your panel be changed to a seminar or roundtable, each of which can include up to 10 presenters. This change will be granted upon request emailed to support@nemla.org. More information about seminar and roundtable formats is available here.
  • Please consider requesting a a second paper session, which you may request in your user account when finalizing your session. Second session requests are limited by space available. You will be notified by October 20 whether your request was approved.  

 

Please also review these guidelines:

 

  • No papers may be read in absentia. Do not include participants who cannot attend in person.
  • Please instruct your presenters to pay for registration/membership in their user account and clicking the top menu link "Registration & Membership." Presenters must pay by December for their names to be included in the convention program. Late fees are applied after the registration deadline. Registration/membership is now open in presenters' user accounts.

 

If you have additional questions, please email your session's Area Director.

Poster proposals for 2018 Pittsburgh Convention now being accepted!
9/30/17

Posted September 30, 2017

 

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

 

If you are interested in having your poster shared with NeMLA 2018 convention attendees in Pittsburgh this April, please submit your proposal online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17183

 

A list of guidelines to help you with submitting, designing, and printing your poster is available here.

Deadline: Book Award, October 15
9/26/17

Posted September 26, 2017

 

The October 15 deadline for Book Award submissions is fast approaching! 

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the 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. 

 

Note that unrevised dissertations or manuscripts under contract with a publisher cannot be considered for this award. 

 

Please visit our web site for more requirements and information, including a list of past winners, and email your manuscript to book.award@nemla.org by October 15 to be eligible for the 2018 Book Award!

NeMLA at MLA 2018
9/23/17

Posted September 23, 2017

 

Each year, NeMLA organizes sessions, promotions, and other activities at the Modern Language Association. We are pleased to announce two sessions NeMLA and our fellow Regional MLAs have developed for the January 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York City.

 

  • "Blurring Boundaries: Designing an Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Madison
  • "From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:15 to 11:30 AM, Hilton Concourse E

 

NeMLA also will host a table with other Regional MLA, with information about our upcoming convention in Pittsburgh and the opportunity for you to submit proposals for our 50th annual convention in Washington, DC.

 

Early registration rates to MLA end in early October. We’ll have more information to share as January approaches--and we’d love to hear from NeMLA members attending or presenting at the MLA. If you will be attending the MLA, let us know, or send us the name of your session via Twitter, Facebook, or email at support@nemla.org.

 

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

Chairs: Review 2018 guidelines
9/23/17

Posted September 22, 2017

 

NeMLA encourages all 2018 chairs to review guidelines, which include a lot of helpful advice: 

 

  • For promoting your call for papers on list servs, CFP web sites, etc.
  • Please do not accept any abstracts before the September 30th deadline. We value giving all applicants a fair chance at having their submissions considered, so chairs should consider all abstracts received by the deadline.
  • NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions: please consider all abstracts received. 
  • No more than two people from the same institution are permitted on any given panel. 
  • Consider accepting 4 papers for panels so a withdrawal does not threaten the viability of your session (2-paper panels are not allowed). 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing your finalized sessions! 

Modern Language Studies: New issue in the mail--and a new podcast online!
9/5/17

Posted September 5, 2017

 

Northeast Modern Language Association members can enjoy their new issue of Modern Language Studies, arriving in the mail. This latest issue features "$peculating $ubject$," as Regina Martin at Denison University examines finance capitalism in the context of literary analysis. Even the cover ties into this topic: the cover is the exact Pantone color used in United States currency!

 

MLS is also proud to announce a new online feature, The Sidebar: The MLS Fiction and Poetry Podcast. Each episode features a conversation with host Patrick Thomas Henry and an author published in the pages of MLS, along with a reading of that author’s work. Episode 1 features B.K. Fisher, whose work appeared in Issue 46.2.

 

For more information about Modern Language Studies, please visit their web site at https://modernlanguagestudies.org

Opportunities for the CAITY Caucus
8/22/17

Posted August 22, 2017

 

CAITY Caucus members will have received an email about opportunities available to contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions. Please read this email to learn more about the CAITY Essay Award and the September 30, 2017, deadline to submit abstracts to the many sessions at NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh!

NeMLA Executive Board's Response to Charlottesville
8/14/17

Posted August 14, 2017

 

Dear NeMLA Members:

 

Since Friday, the Executive Board of NeMLA has watched in sheer horror as ghastly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have unfolded. White supremacists, who stand for racism, anti-Semitism, and violent intimidation of immigrants, ethnic minorities and so many other human beings, cannot be tolerated. Their loathsome rhetoric and vile activities are anathema to the mission and values of NeMLA. As an academic organization, NeMLA champions the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages. This championing requires open dialogue, freedom of expression, and also a freedom of inquiry and collaborative exchange that uncompromisingly supports all its members, no matter their color, religious beliefs, geographic origin, gender, sexual identity, or social class.

 

We therefore encourage you to stand with us and to remain in communication with us as our collective semesters begin. Let us not remain silent but stand in united resistance to the normalized forms of intolerance and violent bigotry that surround us.

 

Sincerely,
NeMLA Executive Board

Discounted Books in Medieval and Renaissance Studies!
7/27/17

Posted July 27, 2017

 

Boydell & Brewer, which publishes a wide range of titles on literature and language, is partnering with NeMLA to add new books to your home library at discounted prices! These books include many in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

Some books that Boydell & Brewer publishes include:

 

  • Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France by Helen J. Swift
  • The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts edited by William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele
  • Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450 edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert W. Russell
  • Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn Birge Vitz edited by Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate
  • Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations edited by Peter J. Kitson & Robert Markley

 

NeMLA members can receive a discount of 30% off of these titles with the code BB419 when ordering online at https://boydellandbrewer.com. NeMLA members also can order by calling Boydell & Brewer at 585-275-0419 and mentioning the code when ordering.

 

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

NeMLA's position statement on the proposed closing of Stony Brook University programs
7/11/17

Posted on May 23, 2017

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and membership, the Northeast Modern Language Association has written to the Provost of Stony Brook University, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to express our shock and deep concern about the recommended suspension of the Doctoral programs in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the proposed closing of its undergraduate majors in Comparative Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts. 

 

We encourage you to read this letter from our Executive Board and Executive Director, which urges Stony Brook University to reconsider its proposal in light of its local and global ramifications, and to engage in a dialogue with Stony Brook's faculty and students to find solutions that would enhance, rather than weaken and significantly imperil, the future, and renown of this institution.

Post-Baltimore convention surveys
4/10/17

Posted April 10, 2017

 

Thank you for participating in this year’s NeMLA convention in Baltimore. Although NeMLA 2017 is over, we are already preparing for next year’s convention in Pittsburgh!

 

Our organization at large and the Graduate Student Caucus are determining next year’s convention sessions, professionalization services, recreational activities, and social events, and we need your input! These decisions need to be made soon, so we are sending you a survey to learn what you would like to see at next year’s convention. 

 

We ask the following the complete these surveys.

 

 

We look forward to your responses! (And don't forget to submit your session proposal for our convention in Pittsburgh before the April 29, 2017, deadline!)

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
4/10/17

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

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

 

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

NeMLA Chairs: Please finalize sessions by October 15
10/1/17

Posted October 1, 2017

 

NeMLA chairs, please finalize your sessions in your user account by October 15.

 

You may not finalize your sessions until you complete the following:

 

  1. Please confirm your applicants will participate in your session, and will present on only one session of each type. Some applicants submit to multiples sessions, but NeMLA rules do not allow participation in more than one panel of a type. Your user account will alert you if any of your presenters have committed to another sessions; therefore, please confirm with applicants first to have their confirmation in writing.
  2. Please wait until after the October 15th session finalization deadline before notifying applicants whether you marked them as declined or under consideration. Please do so in case those applicants you accepted decide to decline to join your session, in which case you may need ones you marked as under consideration to reach the minimum number of participants. Please review the types of sessions to see the minimum number of presenters needed. 
  3. Please confirm you have reached the minimum number of presenters. Some presenters must withdraw before the convention even though they had confirmed their participation earlier. 2-paper session is prohibited, so please plan accordingly: it is strongly recommended that you include the maximum number of presenters on your session. The maximum number of presenters for each session type is listed here
  4. Please confirm your applicants' audiovisual requests, which they were to have made in their user account when submitting abstracts. Please ask applicants to click on the relevant box to make their audiovisual requests and to contact NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org with any questions. Please also be aware that attendees must bring their own laptop or other device, and the relevant VGA adapter if using a mobile device or an Apple computer. NeMLA provides VGA projectors, VGA cables, projector screens, computer speakers, and speaker cables when requested in the user account.
  5. Only after completing all previous steps may you notify applicants your decision whether you accept their abstract. You are required to contact all applicants regarding your decision whether to accept their abstract. Please do not leave any presenter in doubt about the status of their submission: email everyone.

 

If you want to accommmodate more presenters:

 

  • Please consider requesting that your panel be changed to a seminar or roundtable, each of which can include up to 10 presenters. This change will be granted upon request emailed to support@nemla.org. More information about seminar and roundtable formats is available here.
  • Please consider requesting a a second paper session, which you may request in your user account when finalizing your session. Second session requests are limited by space available. You will be notified by October 20 whether your request was approved.  

 

Please also review these guidelines:

 

  • No papers may be read in absentia. Do not include participants who cannot attend in person.
  • Please instruct your presenters to pay for registration/membership in their user account and clicking the top menu link "Registration & Membership." Presenters must pay by December for their names to be included in the convention program. Late fees are applied after the registration deadline. Registration/membership is now open in presenters' user accounts.

 

If you have additional questions, please email your session's Area Director.

Poster proposals for 2018 Pittsburgh Convention now being accepted!
9/30/17

Posted September 30, 2017

 

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

 

If you are interested in having your poster shared with NeMLA 2018 convention attendees in Pittsburgh this April, please submit your proposal online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17183

 

A list of guidelines to help you with submitting, designing, and printing your poster is available here.

Deadline: Book Award, October 15
9/26/17

Posted September 26, 2017

 

The October 15 deadline for Book Award submissions is fast approaching! 

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the 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. 

 

Note that unrevised dissertations or manuscripts under contract with a publisher cannot be considered for this award. 

 

Please visit our web site for more requirements and information, including a list of past winners, and email your manuscript to book.award@nemla.org by October 15 to be eligible for the 2018 Book Award!

NeMLA at MLA 2018
9/23/17

Posted September 23, 2017

 

Each year, NeMLA organizes sessions, promotions, and other activities at the Modern Language Association. We are pleased to announce two sessions NeMLA and our fellow Regional MLAs have developed for the January 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York City.

 

  • "Blurring Boundaries: Designing an Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Madison
  • "From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:15 to 11:30 AM, Hilton Concourse E

 

NeMLA also will host a table with other Regional MLA, with information about our upcoming convention in Pittsburgh and the opportunity for you to submit proposals for our 50th annual convention in Washington, DC.

 

Early registration rates to MLA end in early October. We’ll have more information to share as January approaches--and we’d love to hear from NeMLA members attending or presenting at the MLA. If you will be attending the MLA, let us know, or send us the name of your session via Twitter, Facebook, or email at support@nemla.org.

 

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

Chairs: Review 2018 guidelines
9/23/17

Posted September 22, 2017

 

NeMLA encourages all 2018 chairs to review guidelines, which include a lot of helpful advice: 

 

  • For promoting your call for papers on list servs, CFP web sites, etc.
  • Please do not accept any abstracts before the September 30th deadline. We value giving all applicants a fair chance at having their submissions considered, so chairs should consider all abstracts received by the deadline.
  • NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions: please consider all abstracts received. 
  • No more than two people from the same institution are permitted on any given panel. 
  • Consider accepting 4 papers for panels so a withdrawal does not threaten the viability of your session (2-paper panels are not allowed). 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing your finalized sessions! 

Modern Language Studies: New issue in the mail--and a new podcast online!
9/5/17

Posted September 5, 2017

 

Northeast Modern Language Association members can enjoy their new issue of Modern Language Studies, arriving in the mail. This latest issue features "$peculating $ubject$," as Regina Martin at Denison University examines finance capitalism in the context of literary analysis. Even the cover ties into this topic: the cover is the exact Pantone color used in United States currency!

 

MLS is also proud to announce a new online feature, The Sidebar: The MLS Fiction and Poetry Podcast. Each episode features a conversation with host Patrick Thomas Henry and an author published in the pages of MLS, along with a reading of that author’s work. Episode 1 features B.K. Fisher, whose work appeared in Issue 46.2.

 

For more information about Modern Language Studies, please visit their web site at https://modernlanguagestudies.org

Opportunities for the CAITY Caucus
8/22/17

Posted August 22, 2017

 

CAITY Caucus members will have received an email about opportunities available to contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions. Please read this email to learn more about the CAITY Essay Award and the September 30, 2017, deadline to submit abstracts to the many sessions at NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh!

NeMLA Executive Board's Response to Charlottesville
8/14/17

Posted August 14, 2017

 

Dear NeMLA Members:

 

Since Friday, the Executive Board of NeMLA has watched in sheer horror as ghastly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have unfolded. White supremacists, who stand for racism, anti-Semitism, and violent intimidation of immigrants, ethnic minorities and so many other human beings, cannot be tolerated. Their loathsome rhetoric and vile activities are anathema to the mission and values of NeMLA. As an academic organization, NeMLA champions the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages. This championing requires open dialogue, freedom of expression, and also a freedom of inquiry and collaborative exchange that uncompromisingly supports all its members, no matter their color, religious beliefs, geographic origin, gender, sexual identity, or social class.

 

We therefore encourage you to stand with us and to remain in communication with us as our collective semesters begin. Let us not remain silent but stand in united resistance to the normalized forms of intolerance and violent bigotry that surround us.

 

Sincerely,
NeMLA Executive Board

Discounted Books in Medieval and Renaissance Studies!
7/27/17

Posted July 27, 2017

 

Boydell & Brewer, which publishes a wide range of titles on literature and language, is partnering with NeMLA to add new books to your home library at discounted prices! These books include many in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

Some books that Boydell & Brewer publishes include:

 

  • Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France by Helen J. Swift
  • The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts edited by William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele
  • Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450 edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert W. Russell
  • Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn Birge Vitz edited by Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate
  • Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations edited by Peter J. Kitson & Robert Markley

 

NeMLA members can receive a discount of 30% off of these titles with the code BB419 when ordering online at https://boydellandbrewer.com. NeMLA members also can order by calling Boydell & Brewer at 585-275-0419 and mentioning the code when ordering.

 

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

NeMLA's position statement on the proposed closing of Stony Brook University programs
7/11/17

Posted on May 23, 2017

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and membership, the Northeast Modern Language Association has written to the Provost of Stony Brook University, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to express our shock and deep concern about the recommended suspension of the Doctoral programs in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the proposed closing of its undergraduate majors in Comparative Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts. 

 

We encourage you to read this letter from our Executive Board and Executive Director, which urges Stony Brook University to reconsider its proposal in light of its local and global ramifications, and to engage in a dialogue with Stony Brook's faculty and students to find solutions that would enhance, rather than weaken and significantly imperil, the future, and renown of this institution.

Post-Baltimore convention surveys
4/10/17

Posted April 10, 2017

 

Thank you for participating in this year’s NeMLA convention in Baltimore. Although NeMLA 2017 is over, we are already preparing for next year’s convention in Pittsburgh!

 

Our organization at large and the Graduate Student Caucus are determining next year’s convention sessions, professionalization services, recreational activities, and social events, and we need your input! These decisions need to be made soon, so we are sending you a survey to learn what you would like to see at next year’s convention. 

 

We ask the following the complete these surveys.

 

 

We look forward to your responses! (And don't forget to submit your session proposal for our convention in Pittsburgh before the April 29, 2017, deadline!)

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
4/10/17

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

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

 

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

NeMLA Chairs: Please finalize sessions by October 15
10/1/17

Posted October 1, 2017

 

NeMLA chairs, please finalize your sessions in your user account by October 15.

 

You may not finalize your sessions until you complete the following:

 

  1. Please confirm your applicants will participate in your session, and will present on only one session of each type. Some applicants submit to multiples sessions, but NeMLA rules do not allow participation in more than one panel of a type. Your user account will alert you if any of your presenters have committed to another sessions; therefore, please confirm with applicants first to have their confirmation in writing.
  2. Please wait until after the October 15th session finalization deadline before notifying applicants whether you marked them as declined or under consideration. Please do so in case those applicants you accepted decide to decline to join your session, in which case you may need ones you marked as under consideration to reach the minimum number of participants. Please review the types of sessions to see the minimum number of presenters needed. 
  3. Please confirm you have reached the minimum number of presenters. Some presenters must withdraw before the convention even though they had confirmed their participation earlier. 2-paper session is prohibited, so please plan accordingly: it is strongly recommended that you include the maximum number of presenters on your session. The maximum number of presenters for each session type is listed here
  4. Please confirm your applicants' audiovisual requests, which they were to have made in their user account when submitting abstracts. Please ask applicants to click on the relevant box to make their audiovisual requests and to contact NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org with any questions. Please also be aware that attendees must bring their own laptop or other device, and the relevant VGA adapter if using a mobile device or an Apple computer. NeMLA provides VGA projectors, VGA cables, projector screens, computer speakers, and speaker cables when requested in the user account.
  5. Only after completing all previous steps may you notify applicants your decision whether you accept their abstract. You are required to contact all applicants regarding your decision whether to accept their abstract. Please do not leave any presenter in doubt about the status of their submission: email everyone.

 

If you want to accommmodate more presenters:

 

  • Please consider requesting that your panel be changed to a seminar or roundtable, each of which can include up to 10 presenters. This change will be granted upon request emailed to support@nemla.org. More information about seminar and roundtable formats is available here.
  • Please consider requesting a a second paper session, which you may request in your user account when finalizing your session. Second session requests are limited by space available. You will be notified by October 20 whether your request was approved.  

 

Please also review these guidelines:

 

  • No papers may be read in absentia. Do not include participants who cannot attend in person.
  • Please instruct your presenters to pay for registration/membership in their user account and clicking the top menu link "Registration & Membership." Presenters must pay by December for their names to be included in the convention program. Late fees are applied after the registration deadline. Registration/membership is now open in presenters' user accounts.

 

If you have additional questions, please email your session's Area Director.

Poster proposals for 2018 Pittsburgh Convention now being accepted!
9/30/17

Posted September 30, 2017

 

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

 

If you are interested in having your poster shared with NeMLA 2018 convention attendees in Pittsburgh this April, please submit your proposal online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17183

 

A list of guidelines to help you with submitting, designing, and printing your poster is available here.

Deadline: Book Award, October 15
9/26/17

Posted September 26, 2017

 

The October 15 deadline for Book Award submissions is fast approaching! 

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the 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. 

 

Note that unrevised dissertations or manuscripts under contract with a publisher cannot be considered for this award. 

 

Please visit our web site for more requirements and information, including a list of past winners, and email your manuscript to book.award@nemla.org by October 15 to be eligible for the 2018 Book Award!

NeMLA at MLA 2018
9/23/17

Posted September 23, 2017

 

Each year, NeMLA organizes sessions, promotions, and other activities at the Modern Language Association. We are pleased to announce two sessions NeMLA and our fellow Regional MLAs have developed for the January 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York City.

 

  • "Blurring Boundaries: Designing an Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Madison
  • "From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:15 to 11:30 AM, Hilton Concourse E

 

NeMLA also will host a table with other Regional MLA, with information about our upcoming convention in Pittsburgh and the opportunity for you to submit proposals for our 50th annual convention in Washington, DC.

 

Early registration rates to MLA end in early October. We’ll have more information to share as January approaches--and we’d love to hear from NeMLA members attending or presenting at the MLA. If you will be attending the MLA, let us know, or send us the name of your session via Twitter, Facebook, or email at support@nemla.org.

 

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

Chairs: Review 2018 guidelines
9/23/17

Posted September 22, 2017

 

NeMLA encourages all 2018 chairs to review guidelines, which include a lot of helpful advice: 

 

  • For promoting your call for papers on list servs, CFP web sites, etc.
  • Please do not accept any abstracts before the September 30th deadline. We value giving all applicants a fair chance at having their submissions considered, so chairs should consider all abstracts received by the deadline.
  • NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions: please consider all abstracts received. 
  • No more than two people from the same institution are permitted on any given panel. 
  • Consider accepting 4 papers for panels so a withdrawal does not threaten the viability of your session (2-paper panels are not allowed). 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing your finalized sessions! 

Modern Language Studies: New issue in the mail--and a new podcast online!
9/5/17

Posted September 5, 2017

 

Northeast Modern Language Association members can enjoy their new issue of Modern Language Studies, arriving in the mail. This latest issue features "$peculating $ubject$," as Regina Martin at Denison University examines finance capitalism in the context of literary analysis. Even the cover ties into this topic: the cover is the exact Pantone color used in United States currency!

 

MLS is also proud to announce a new online feature, The Sidebar: The MLS Fiction and Poetry Podcast. Each episode features a conversation with host Patrick Thomas Henry and an author published in the pages of MLS, along with a reading of that author’s work. Episode 1 features B.K. Fisher, whose work appeared in Issue 46.2.

 

For more information about Modern Language Studies, please visit their web site at https://modernlanguagestudies.org

Opportunities for the CAITY Caucus
8/22/17

Posted August 22, 2017

 

CAITY Caucus members will have received an email about opportunities available to contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions. Please read this email to learn more about the CAITY Essay Award and the September 30, 2017, deadline to submit abstracts to the many sessions at NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh!

NeMLA Executive Board's Response to Charlottesville
8/14/17

Posted August 14, 2017

 

Dear NeMLA Members:

 

Since Friday, the Executive Board of NeMLA has watched in sheer horror as ghastly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have unfolded. White supremacists, who stand for racism, anti-Semitism, and violent intimidation of immigrants, ethnic minorities and so many other human beings, cannot be tolerated. Their loathsome rhetoric and vile activities are anathema to the mission and values of NeMLA. As an academic organization, NeMLA champions the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages. This championing requires open dialogue, freedom of expression, and also a freedom of inquiry and collaborative exchange that uncompromisingly supports all its members, no matter their color, religious beliefs, geographic origin, gender, sexual identity, or social class.

 

We therefore encourage you to stand with us and to remain in communication with us as our collective semesters begin. Let us not remain silent but stand in united resistance to the normalized forms of intolerance and violent bigotry that surround us.

 

Sincerely,
NeMLA Executive Board

Discounted Books in Medieval and Renaissance Studies!
7/27/17

Posted July 27, 2017

 

Boydell & Brewer, which publishes a wide range of titles on literature and language, is partnering with NeMLA to add new books to your home library at discounted prices! These books include many in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

Some books that Boydell & Brewer publishes include:

 

  • Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France by Helen J. Swift
  • The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts edited by William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele
  • Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450 edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert W. Russell
  • Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn Birge Vitz edited by Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate
  • Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations edited by Peter J. Kitson & Robert Markley

 

NeMLA members can receive a discount of 30% off of these titles with the code BB419 when ordering online at https://boydellandbrewer.com. NeMLA members also can order by calling Boydell & Brewer at 585-275-0419 and mentioning the code when ordering.

 

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

NeMLA's position statement on the proposed closing of Stony Brook University programs
7/11/17

Posted on May 23, 2017

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and membership, the Northeast Modern Language Association has written to the Provost of Stony Brook University, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to express our shock and deep concern about the recommended suspension of the Doctoral programs in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the proposed closing of its undergraduate majors in Comparative Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts. 

 

We encourage you to read this letter from our Executive Board and Executive Director, which urges Stony Brook University to reconsider its proposal in light of its local and global ramifications, and to engage in a dialogue with Stony Brook's faculty and students to find solutions that would enhance, rather than weaken and significantly imperil, the future, and renown of this institution.

Post-Baltimore convention surveys
4/10/17

Posted April 10, 2017

 

Thank you for participating in this year’s NeMLA convention in Baltimore. Although NeMLA 2017 is over, we are already preparing for next year’s convention in Pittsburgh!

 

Our organization at large and the Graduate Student Caucus are determining next year’s convention sessions, professionalization services, recreational activities, and social events, and we need your input! These decisions need to be made soon, so we are sending you a survey to learn what you would like to see at next year’s convention. 

 

We ask the following the complete these surveys.

 

 

We look forward to your responses! (And don't forget to submit your session proposal for our convention in Pittsburgh before the April 29, 2017, deadline!)

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
4/10/17

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

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

 

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

NeMLA Chairs: Please finalize sessions by October 15
10/1/17

Posted October 1, 2017

 

NeMLA chairs, please finalize your sessions in your user account by October 15.

 

You may not finalize your sessions until you complete the following:

 

  1. Please confirm your applicants will participate in your session, and will present on only one session of each type. Some applicants submit to multiples sessions, but NeMLA rules do not allow participation in more than one panel of a type. Your user account will alert you if any of your presenters have committed to another sessions; therefore, please confirm with applicants first to have their confirmation in writing.
  2. Please wait until after the October 15th session finalization deadline before notifying applicants whether you marked them as declined or under consideration. Please do so in case those applicants you accepted decide to decline to join your session, in which case you may need ones you marked as under consideration to reach the minimum number of participants. Please review the types of sessions to see the minimum number of presenters needed. 
  3. Please confirm you have reached the minimum number of presenters. Some presenters must withdraw before the convention even though they had confirmed their participation earlier. 2-paper session is prohibited, so please plan accordingly: it is strongly recommended that you include the maximum number of presenters on your session. The maximum number of presenters for each session type is listed here
  4. Please confirm your applicants' audiovisual requests, which they were to have made in their user account when submitting abstracts. Please ask applicants to click on the relevant box to make their audiovisual requests and to contact NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org with any questions. Please also be aware that attendees must bring their own laptop or other device, and the relevant VGA adapter if using a mobile device or an Apple computer. NeMLA provides VGA projectors, VGA cables, projector screens, computer speakers, and speaker cables when requested in the user account.
  5. Only after completing all previous steps may you notify applicants your decision whether you accept their abstract. You are required to contact all applicants regarding your decision whether to accept their abstract. Please do not leave any presenter in doubt about the status of their submission: email everyone.

 

If you want to accommmodate more presenters:

 

  • Please consider requesting that your panel be changed to a seminar or roundtable, each of which can include up to 10 presenters. This change will be granted upon request emailed to support@nemla.org. More information about seminar and roundtable formats is available here.
  • Please consider requesting a a second paper session, which you may request in your user account when finalizing your session. Second session requests are limited by space available. You will be notified by October 20 whether your request was approved.  

 

Please also review these guidelines:

 

  • No papers may be read in absentia. Do not include participants who cannot attend in person.
  • Please instruct your presenters to pay for registration/membership in their user account and clicking the top menu link "Registration & Membership." Presenters must pay by December for their names to be included in the convention program. Late fees are applied after the registration deadline. Registration/membership is now open in presenters' user accounts.

 

If you have additional questions, please email your session's Area Director.

Poster proposals for 2018 Pittsburgh Convention now being accepted!
9/30/17

Posted September 30, 2017

 

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

 

If you are interested in having your poster shared with NeMLA 2018 convention attendees in Pittsburgh this April, please submit your proposal online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17183

 

A list of guidelines to help you with submitting, designing, and printing your poster is available here.

Deadline: Book Award, October 15
9/26/17

Posted September 26, 2017

 

The October 15 deadline for Book Award submissions is fast approaching! 

 

The Book Award, presented annually at the 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. 

 

Note that unrevised dissertations or manuscripts under contract with a publisher cannot be considered for this award. 

 

Please visit our web site for more requirements and information, including a list of past winners, and email your manuscript to book.award@nemla.org by October 15 to be eligible for the 2018 Book Award!

NeMLA at MLA 2018
9/23/17

Posted September 23, 2017

 

Each year, NeMLA organizes sessions, promotions, and other activities at the Modern Language Association. We are pleased to announce two sessions NeMLA and our fellow Regional MLAs have developed for the January 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York City.

 

  • "Blurring Boundaries: Designing an Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Madison
  • "From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel"
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:15 to 11:30 AM, Hilton Concourse E

 

NeMLA also will host a table with other Regional MLA, with information about our upcoming convention in Pittsburgh and the opportunity for you to submit proposals for our 50th annual convention in Washington, DC.

 

Early registration rates to MLA end in early October. We’ll have more information to share as January approaches--and we’d love to hear from NeMLA members attending or presenting at the MLA. If you will be attending the MLA, let us know, or send us the name of your session via Twitter, Facebook, or email at support@nemla.org.

 

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

Chairs: Review 2018 guidelines
9/23/17

Posted September 22, 2017

 

NeMLA encourages all 2018 chairs to review guidelines, which include a lot of helpful advice: 

 

  • For promoting your call for papers on list servs, CFP web sites, etc.
  • Please do not accept any abstracts before the September 30th deadline. We value giving all applicants a fair chance at having their submissions considered, so chairs should consider all abstracts received by the deadline.
  • NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions: please consider all abstracts received. 
  • No more than two people from the same institution are permitted on any given panel. 
  • Consider accepting 4 papers for panels so a withdrawal does not threaten the viability of your session (2-paper panels are not allowed). 

 

 

If you have any questions, please email NeMLA Staff at support@nemla.org. We look forward to seeing your finalized sessions! 

Modern Language Studies: New issue in the mail--and a new podcast online!
9/5/17

Posted September 5, 2017

 

Northeast Modern Language Association members can enjoy their new issue of Modern Language Studies, arriving in the mail. This latest issue features "$peculating $ubject$," as Regina Martin at Denison University examines finance capitalism in the context of literary analysis. Even the cover ties into this topic: the cover is the exact Pantone color used in United States currency!

 

MLS is also proud to announce a new online feature, The Sidebar: The MLS Fiction and Poetry Podcast. Each episode features a conversation with host Patrick Thomas Henry and an author published in the pages of MLS, along with a reading of that author’s work. Episode 1 features B.K. Fisher, whose work appeared in Issue 46.2.

 

For more information about Modern Language Studies, please visit their web site at https://modernlanguagestudies.org

Opportunities for the CAITY Caucus
8/22/17

Posted August 22, 2017

 

CAITY Caucus members will have received an email about opportunities available to contingent and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and faculty at two-year institutions. Please read this email to learn more about the CAITY Essay Award and the September 30, 2017, deadline to submit abstracts to the many sessions at NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh!

NeMLA Executive Board's Response to Charlottesville
8/14/17

Posted August 14, 2017

 

Dear NeMLA Members:

 

Since Friday, the Executive Board of NeMLA has watched in sheer horror as ghastly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have unfolded. White supremacists, who stand for racism, anti-Semitism, and violent intimidation of immigrants, ethnic minorities and so many other human beings, cannot be tolerated. Their loathsome rhetoric and vile activities are anathema to the mission and values of NeMLA. As an academic organization, NeMLA champions the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages. This championing requires open dialogue, freedom of expression, and also a freedom of inquiry and collaborative exchange that uncompromisingly supports all its members, no matter their color, religious beliefs, geographic origin, gender, sexual identity, or social class.

 

We therefore encourage you to stand with us and to remain in communication with us as our collective semesters begin. Let us not remain silent but stand in united resistance to the normalized forms of intolerance and violent bigotry that surround us.

 

Sincerely,
NeMLA Executive Board

Discounted Books in Medieval and Renaissance Studies!
7/27/17

Posted July 27, 2017

 

Boydell & Brewer, which publishes a wide range of titles on literature and language, is partnering with NeMLA to add new books to your home library at discounted prices! These books include many in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

Some books that Boydell & Brewer publishes include:

 

  • Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France by Helen J. Swift
  • The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts edited by William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele
  • Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450 edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert W. Russell
  • Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn Birge Vitz edited by Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate
  • Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations edited by Peter J. Kitson & Robert Markley

 

NeMLA members can receive a discount of 30% off of these titles with the code BB419 when ordering online at https://boydellandbrewer.com. NeMLA members also can order by calling Boydell & Brewer at 585-275-0419 and mentioning the code when ordering.

 

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

NeMLA's position statement on the proposed closing of Stony Brook University programs
7/11/17

Posted on May 23, 2017

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and membership, the Northeast Modern Language Association has written to the Provost of Stony Brook University, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to express our shock and deep concern about the recommended suspension of the Doctoral programs in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the proposed closing of its undergraduate majors in Comparative Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts. 

 

We encourage you to read this letter from our Executive Board and Executive Director, which urges Stony Brook University to reconsider its proposal in light of its local and global ramifications, and to engage in a dialogue with Stony Brook's faculty and students to find solutions that would enhance, rather than weaken and significantly imperil, the future, and renown of this institution.

Post-Baltimore convention surveys
4/10/17

Posted April 10, 2017

 

Thank you for participating in this year’s NeMLA convention in Baltimore. Although NeMLA 2017 is over, we are already preparing for next year’s convention in Pittsburgh!

 

Our organization at large and the Graduate Student Caucus are determining next year’s convention sessions, professionalization services, recreational activities, and social events, and we need your input! These decisions need to be made soon, so we are sending you a survey to learn what you would like to see at next year’s convention. 

 

We ask the following the complete these surveys.

 

 

We look forward to your responses! (And don't forget to submit your session proposal for our convention in Pittsburgh before the April 29, 2017, deadline!)

NeMLA's Position Statement on Supporting Diversity
4/10/17

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

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

 

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