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

11-5 PM Registration Desk

1-5 PM Exhibit Hall

12-2 PM

Track 1 Workshops

2:15-4:15 PM

Track 2 Seminars

4:30-6 PM

Track 3 Sessions

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 & Exhibit Hall

8:30-9:45 AM

Track 6 Sessions

10-11:30 AM

Track 7 Sessions

11:45 AM-1 PM

Track 8 Sessions

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

1:15-2:45 PM

Track 9 Sessions

3-4:30 PM

Track 10 Sessions

4:45-6:15 PM

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

Track 11 Sessions

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

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Mentorship Program Meeting and Business Meeting

Track 13 Sessions

10:15-11:30 AM

Track 14 Sessions

11:45 AM-1:15 PM

Track 15 Sessions

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

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

1:30-3 PM

Track 16 Sessions

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

6:30 PM

Track 19 AREA SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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

French & Francophone 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

10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Track 21 Sessions

11:45 AM-1:30 PM Membership Business Meeting and Brunch