Photo Contest: Get-Togethers

Prize: Free NeMLA Convention Registration!

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Maryam Enjavinezhad, University Putra Malaysia (left).

Co-winner of the 2018 Photo Contest, Maryam Enjavinezhad from University Putra Malaysia, took this photograph with fellow attendees. Her presentation at NeMLA 2018 was titled “Travel Ban and Cognitive Manipulation: The Case of Iranian Immigrants to the US.” 

Maria Rice Bellamy, College of Staten Island, CUNY (third from left).

Co-winner of the 2018 Photo Contest, Maria Rice Bellamy, Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, took this photograph with participants from her two sessions titled “The Urgency of Now (and Then): Contemporary Representations of African American History.” 

Attention session chairs! We encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters. Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

At our 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, DC, organize get-togethers with your presenters, take a photograph of your gathering, and email it to by April 1, 2019, with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2020 meeting in Boston. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2020, starting March 2019!)

Photographs of Prior Conventions

See more photographs from previous NeMLA conventions on our Facebook page!

Winner of the 2017 Social Engagement Challenge, for the session "Blasphemous Translation." Left to right: Anuj Sharma, Lara Matta, Natasha Vashisht, Manuela Borzone, Shubhra Gupta.
NeMLA President Hilda Chacón (2017) and Opening Event speaker Marjorie Agosín (Luella Lamer Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College). Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Lisa Perdigao (NeMLA Cultural and Media Studies 2015-2018 Area Director), invited speaker Brian Norman (Loyola University Maryland), and John Casey (NeMLA American Literature Director 2015-2018). Photograph by Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University — at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Laura Hartmann-Villalta (NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Secretary), invited speaker Bernadette Wegenstein (Johns Hopkins University), and Rachel Spear (WGSC Board Representative). Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Each NeMLA convention includes multiple evening receptions, such as this one following Saturday's Area Special Events. Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Panelists from “The Godly and the Grotesque: Monstrous Bodies from Antiquity and Beyond," dining at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Left to right: Claire Sommers, Hillary Rasch, Margaret Mauer, James Rizzi, Elizabeth Dill, M.K. Foster, Mark Warford, and Michiel van Veldhuizen.
Each year at the annual convention, the NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus hosts a CV Clinic, one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions for participants contemplating the job market, especially graduate students, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Photographer: Derek McGrath.
Audience at the 2017 Keynote Address, “The End of Monolingualism," by best-selling author Ilán Stavans. Photograph by Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins University lecturer Susan Muaddi Darraj reads from her book "A Curious Land: Stories from Home" (2015), winner of the AWP Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction and the American Book Award, at the NeMlA 2017 Meet the Author session. Photographer: Somerset Greer.
Novelist, essayist, poet, academic, and short-story writer Abdourahman Waberi presents to the French and Francophone Area at the 49th Annual NeMLA Convention. Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Participants from the 2017 Baltimore roundtable "Let's Work Together": Claire Sommers, Nicole Lowman, Robert Daniel, Anna Santucci, Patricia Sobral, Leah Richards, Marsha Oropeza, Milena Cuellar, Shannon Proctor.
María DiFrancesco (NeMLA Vice President 2016-2017) and Hilda Chacon (NeMLA President 2016-2017) participate with other Board members on "NeMLA Forum on the Executive Orders on Immigration," an open forum in which attendees discussed, responded to, contextualized, and strategized about recent United States Executive Orders on immigration. Photographer: Somerset Greer.
Italian Area invited speaker Anthony Julian Tamburri, Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures and Dean of the John D. alandra Italian American Institute at Queens College, CUNY, presents "Re-Appropriating the Forget-Me-Nots: Italian Cultural Hegemony Privilege and Disregard for Diasporic Cultural Production." Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Participants from "Publicaciones urbanas disidentes: El puente entre las Latin-A-Méricas." Co-chairs: Mariana Romo-Carmona and Elena Chávez-Goycochea. Panelists: Sara Cordón, Odalis Patricia Hidalgo, Gabriel Arce-Rollins, and Ulises González.
Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Photographer: Somerset Greer, Johns Hopkins University.
Wade Linebaugh, winner of the 2016 Photo Contest, at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT.