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! Session proposals due April 29, 2020. 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.

Session proposals for our 52nd Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may be submitted February 28, 2020, to April 29, 2020.

Format Requirements

  • Each session proposal must include:
    • A title (80 characters, including spaces)
    • A session format (choices: panel, roundtable, seminar, creative, workshop, poster presentation)
    • A primary subject area and an optional secondary subject area (choices include current Areas of Inquiry as well as Canadian, Russian, non-European languages, Rhetoric & Composition, and Interdisciplinary Humanities)
    • The name of your co-chair
    • An abstract, including a statement of the significance of the proposed session (200 to 300 words)
    • A description to appear in the online call for papers at CFP List and in the NeMLA Summer Newsletter (no more than 100 words). Do not include the session title, deadline, any contact information, or length of abstracts. You may list the preferred language for abstracts.
    • Additional comments (optional; will not be published in CFP List and are visible to only chairs and NeMLA staff)
  • The submission page allows text to be put into italics. Please proofread proposals to add italics where needed.