The 51st Annual NeMLA convention will meet in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 to 8, 2020, at the Marriott Copley Place.

A full schedule is available here.

Our new and updated mobile app will be available for download before the convention to search the most up-to-date schedule. We will also share a searchable and downloadable PDF of the schedule.

Please check for schedule updates throughout the convention on the mobile app, at the Registration Desk, in convention program inserts, at buffalo.edu/nemla, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Registration Desk

Thursday, March 5, 2020: 11 AM to 5 PM

Friday, March 6, 2020: 8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, March 7, 2020: 8 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, March 8, 2020: 8 AM to 10:30 AM

Daily Schedule

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020

9 AM-5 PM

Discounted Admission: New England Aquarium

11 AM-5 PM

Registration Desk

1-5 PM 

Exhibit Hall

12-2 PM

Track 1 Workshops

Workshop: "Essential Elements of Online Teaching," Marriott Simmons

Workshop: "Introduction to Digital Textual Editing: A Hands-on Workshop," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

Workshop: "Situated and Transformed Practice: Critical Visual Literacy in L2 Instruction," Marriott, Suffolk

1-5 PM

Exhibit Hall

2:15-4:15 PM

Track 2 Seminars

Workshop: "Data-driven Rubrics for the Contemporary Second Language Writing Classroom," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

4:30-6 PM

Track 3 Sessions

Workshop: "Shaping Pedagogy and Student Learning through Shared Open Educational Resources (OERs)," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

Meet the Author: Chidi Achebe, "Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease at 60 (Part 1)," Marriott, Hyannis

6 PM-7 PM

Track 4 Business Meetings

CAITY Caucus Annual Business Meeting

Graduate Student Caucus Annual Business Meeting

7 PM

Track 5 Opening Event: Maurice Lee, "The Office of Literature," Marriott Salon E

 

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020

8 AM-5 PM

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall

8:30-9:45 AM

Track 6 Sessions

9 AM-5 PM

Discounted Admission: New England Aquarium

10-11:30 AM

Track 7 Sessions

Workshop: "Intellect's Publishing Bootcamp -- Academic Presses: Tips and Strategies," Marriot, Back Bay Conference Center

11:45 AM-1 PM

Track 8 Sessions

Workshop: "Pitch to Publication: A Roundtable with Convention Exhibitors," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

12-4 PM 

Free Professional Photograph Headshots, Marriott, Salon E

1:15-2:45 PM

Track 9 Sessions

Workshop: "How Partnering with STEM Disciplines Can Elevate the Humanities," Marriott, Backdat Bay Conference Center

3-4:30 PM

Track 10 Sessions

Workshop: "Supporting Your Class and You: Making Materials Compatible and Marketable with OER," Marriott, Salon E

4:45-6:15 PM

Track 11 Sessions

WGSC Area Special Event: Marjorie Howes, “Irish Women Writers and Literary History,” Marriott, Regis

Workshop: "Shakespearean Cultures: Latin America," featuring João Cezar de Castro Rocha, Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

7 PM

Keynote "NeMLA Reads Together" Keynote Address: Andre Dubus III, "Finding a Life through Words," with an interview by Christina Milletti for "The Humanities on the Road"; book signing to follow; Marriot, Salon E

8-10 PM 

Graduate Student Caucus Social at the Pour House (907 Boylston St)

 

SATURDAY, March 7, 2020

8 AM-5 PM

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall

8:30-10 AM

Track 13 Sessions

8:30-10:30 AM

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Mentorship Program Meeting and Business Meeting, Marriott, Simmons

9 AM-6 PM

Discounted Admission: New England Aquarium

10:15-11:30 AM

Track 14 Sessions

Job Clinic Roundtable: "NeMLA's Publishing Mentorship Program: Our Second Year," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

11:45 AM-1:15 PM

Track 15 Sessions

Workshop: "Under Pressure: How to Successfully Publish Under Less Than Ideal Circumstances," Marriott, Regis

Workshop: "Applying to Graduate School," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

12-4 PM 

Free Professional Photograph Headshots, Marriott, Salon E

1:30-3 PM

Track 16 Sessions

1:30-4:30 PM

Undergraduate Forum, Marriott Salon E

3:15-4:30 PM

Track 17 Sessions

4 PM

LOCAL CULTURAL EVENT: The Children at SpeakEasy Stage Company (Tickets available at a discounted rate)

4:45-6 PM

Track 18 Sessions

Workshop: "Enhance Students' Cultural Proficiency through Street Art and Text Graffiti," Marriott Salon E

Networking Event: Undergraduate Networking Event, Marriott Salon D

6:30 PM

Track 19 AREA SPECIAL EVENTS

Comparative Literature/Cultural and Media Studies/Spanish and Portuguese Special Event: Emilio Sauri, "Document or Represent? Literature and Art at the Limits of the Present," Marriott, Arlington Room

Anglophone/British/Diversity Special Event: Joseph Valente, “This Disability Which Is Not One: Autistic Intermittency and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time," Marriott, Simmons Room

Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing Special EventChoke Box: A Fem-Noir: A Fiction Reading with Christina Milletti, Marriott, Regis Room

French & Francophone Studies Special Event: Patrick Autréaux, “The Dark Room: La chambre noire," Marriott, Tufts Room

German Studies Special Event: Renate Ludanyi, “German as a Heritage Language in the USA," Marriott, Boston University Room

Italian Studies Special Event: Millicent Marcus, “From the Mirror of Narcissus to Mirror Neurons: What Cognitive Science Has to Teach Us about Films (Italian Ones in Particular),” Marriott, Wellesley Room

7 PM

rEvolution at the Boston Ballet (Tickets available at a discounted rate)

 

SUNDAY, March 8, 2020

8 AM-12 PM

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall

8:30-10:30 AM

Track 20 Seminars

Workshop: "Inclusive Curriculum and Instructional Design: Building Marketable Skills," Marriott, Back Bay Conference Center

9 AM-6 PM

Discounted Admission: New England Aquarium

10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Track 21 Sessions

11:45 AM-1:30 PM

Membership Business Meeting and Brunch