Propose/Chair a Session
- Session abstracts are to be submitted electronically only. Sign in or create a user account to submit.
- By submitting a session proposal you commit to be the session
chair should the proposal be accepted. Once panel is accepted
chairs must ensure that their membership is current.
- NeMLA looks for focused sessions that will draw interesting,
quality debate. Your proposal should clearly establish the title,
main topic, theoretical approach, and goals for the session.
Co-chairs allowed. No pre-formed sessions.
- Before composing your proposal, familiarize yourself with the
of sessions and view NeMLA's Areas of Inquiry for
information on topics sought.
Deadline Extended to May 8, 2017
- All session submissions are electronic and thus have space
- 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 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 (optional; co-chairs must be NeMLA members at
time of proposal)
- 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 (Up to 4 sentences). 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)
- It is recommended that you write your proposal in a word
processing program, then copy it to paste into the online
- The submission page allows text to be put into italics. Please
proofread proposals to add italics where needed.
- Should your proposal be accepted you will be notified via
email. Once you receive notification of your panel's acceptance, be
sure to update your NeMLA
membership and read through the chair