March 11-14, 2021
Local Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania, Romance Languages
Please join us for NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention. This year's theme, "Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities," asks how evolving traditions in the humanities have helped us understand our changing worlds, both real and imaginary.
We are delighted to host, for our Thursday opening address, Professor Jed Esty, author of Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development and Vartan Gregorian Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Our Friday keynote event will be given by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, whose novel Manhattan Beach will be the focus of "NeMLA Reads Together." We look forward to seeing you in Philly!
Special thanks to the generous support of our local host institution, the Department of Romances Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, and of the University at Buffalo, our administrative home.