Call for Abstract Proposals

NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention Areas of inquiry: American/Diaspora Studies British Studies Classics Comparative Literature Creative Writing Cultural & Media Studies French & Francophone German Studies Global Anglophone Interdisciplinary Humanities Italian Studies Pedagogy and Professional Rhetoric and Composition Spanish and Portuguese Women's and Gender Studies World Literatures March 10-13, 2022 Baltimore, Maryland Local Host: Johns Hopkins University Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront The 2022 NeMLA conference theme is "care." We understand care as the practice of interdependency, admitting our vulnerabilities as humans, animals, and other living organisms of the Anthropocene. The NeMLA theme of care will embrace but will not be limited to questions of representation, migration, the environment, and identity. Opening Event Speaker: Valeria Luiselli Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, lives in the US, and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. She is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and of inventive hybrids of the two. She is the winner of two "Los Angeles Times" Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her novel "Lost Children Archive" will be the subject of "NeMLA Reads Together" for 2021-2022. Photograph of Valeria Luiselli, credit to Alex Pieros. Keynote Speaker: Judith Butler Judith Butler is one of the most important American philosophers and gender theorists writing today, and her work has had profound influence in political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory. She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent books include "The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind" (2020), "Senses of the Subject" (2015), and "Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly" (2015). Thanks to hosts Johns Hopkins University and the University at Buffalo.

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 25
  • Please confirm your participation with chairs by accepting their invitations
  • Deadline for Registration/Membership: December  9