Call for Abstract Proposals

NeMLA 2021: 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021, Philadelphia, PA Please join us for NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention in the "Birthplace of America." The conference will take place at the Marriott Downtown, steps from Independence Hall, the Reading Terminal Market, and other treasures of art, culture, and community. 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 no other than 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! Paper abstract proposals due September 30, 2020. Local Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania Administrative Home: University at Buffalo Areas of inquiry: American Studies Anglophone Studies British Studies Canadian Studies Classics Comparative Literature Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing Cultural Studies Deaf Studies Digital Humanities Disability Studies Environmental Humanities and Urban Ecology Ethnic Studies French and Francophone German Studies Interdisciplinary Humanities Italian Studies Media Studies Pedagogy and Professional Postcolonial Studies Queer Studies Rhetoric and Composition Spanish and Portuguese Women's and Gender Studies World Literature.

General Guidelines

  • Membership is not required to submit abstracts
  • Members may present on up to 2 sessions of different types (panels/seminars are considered of the same type)
  • Members cannot present the same abstract twice
  • Chairs will confirm the acceptance of abstracts by October 23
  • Please confirm your participation with chairs
  • Deadline for Registration/Membership: December  9