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. Please go here for our new mobile app. Schedule updates will be available throughout the convention on the mobile app, at the 4th Floor Registration Desk, in convention program inserts, at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Registration Desk

4th Floor, Marriott Copley Place

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

Registration Desk   11 AM-5 PM, Marriott, 4th Floor

Exhibit Hall  1-5 PM, Salon E

Track 1  12-2 PM

Track 2   2:15-4:15 PM

Track 3   4:30-6 PM

Track 4   6 PM-7 PM

Track 5   7 PM Opening Event: Maurice Lee, "The Office of Literature," Salon F

Friday, March 6, 2020

Registration Desk  8 AM-5 PM, Marriott, 4th Floor

Exhibit Hall  8 AM-5 PM

Track 6   8:30-9:45 AM

Track 7   10-11:30 AM

Track 8   11:45 AM-1 PM

Summer Fellowship Recipients' Poster Presentations, Marriott, Yarmouth

Track 9   1:15-2:45 PM

12-4 PM  Free Professional Photograph Headshots, Marriott, Salon E

Track 10  3-4:30 PM

Track 11  4:45-6:15 PM  Area Special Event: Marjorie Howes, “Irish Women Writers and Literary History,” Marriott, Regis

Track 12  7 PM "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 F

8-10 PM  Graduate Student Caucus Social at the Pour House (907 Boylston St)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Registration Desk  8 AM-5 PM, Marriott, 4th Floor

Exhibit Hall  8 AM-5 PM, Marriott, Salon E

Track 13  8:30-10 AM  Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Mentorship Program Meeting and Business Meeting, Marriott, Regis Room

Track 14  10:15-11:30 AM

Track 15  11:45 AM-1:15 PM

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

12-4 PM  Free Professional Photograph Headshots, Marriott, Salon E

1:30-4:30 PM  Undergraduate Forum, Marriott, Salon E

Track 16  1:30-3 PM

Track 17  3:15-4:30 PM

4 PM  The Children at SpeakEasy Stage Company (Tickets available at a discounted rate)

Track 18   4:45-6 PM

Undergraduate Networking Event 4:45-6 PM

Track 19   6:30 PM

Area Special Event: Emilio Sauri, "Document or Represent? Literature and Art at the Limits of the Present," Marriott, Arlington Room

Area 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

Area Special EventChoke Box: A Fem-Noir: A Fiction Reading with Christina Milletti, Marriott, Regis Room

Area Special Event: Patrick Autréaux, “The Dark Room: La chambre noire," Marriott, MIT Room

Area Special Event: Renate Ludanyi, “German as a Heritage Language in the USA," Marriott, Suffolk Room

Area 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

Registration Desk  8 AM-10:30 AM, Marriott, 4th Floor

Exhibit Hall  8 AM-12 PM, Marriott, Salon E

Track 20   8:30-10:30 AM

Track 21   10:45 AM-12:15 PM

12:15 PM-1:30 PM  Membership Business Meeting and Brunch, Marriott, Salon E