NeMLA Goes Virtual

The University at Buffalo is the administrative host institution of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), the largest regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA). Every year, NeMLA provides a forum for the dissemination of scholarship and the advancement of teaching in modern languages and literatures through its four-day convention and tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange. Auditor registration is free for UB graduate and undergraduate students as well as UB contingent faculty wishing to attend; it has been discounted to $20 for all others.

The 52nd Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will take place March 11-14, 2021 and will be entirely virtual. The UB community and UB alumni are invited to enjoy the keynote address by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan as well as over 400 sessions, interactive workshops, virtual meet ups with peers and publishers, professionalization opportunities, the undergraduate research forum, and eight additional special events with a “live / virtual” Q&A for each. NeMLA’s 2021 special guest speakers include Professors Jed Esty, Michael Bérubé, Grace Louise B. Sanders Johnson, Sophia McClennon, Mame-Fatou Niang, Julien Suaudeau, Imke Brust, and Alessandro Vettori.

NeMLA’s keynote speaker Jennifer Egan has also graciously offered to attend instructors’ courses that include discussion of her work whether in Spring or Fall 2021. Contact for more information.

NeMLA 2021 Jennifer Egan.

“For more about what “Virtual NeMLA” will look and feel like, please watch the following video here.”