You are invited to submit a research proposal for the Northeast Modern Language Association's (NeMLA) 3rd Undergraduate Research Forum at its 52nd Convention in Philadelphia.
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture and the largest regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA). This year, NeMLA will host its 3rd Undergraduate Research Forum at its 52nd Convention and undergraduate students like you are invited to submit a research proposal. The Convention is planned to take place March 11-14, 2021 at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia. The format (virtual or in-person) will be decided as the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop.
This year's conference theme is, "Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities." In the Renaissance, the term “humanities” meant anything that pertains to the secular, human world as opposed to the divine and the religious. In today’s colleges, the Humanities now refers to disciplines such as languages, literatures, cultural and identity studies, arts, and music. In your proposal, we encourage you to explore how evolving traditions in the Humanities have helped us understand our changing worlds, past and present, real and imaginary. We welcome submissions from Humanities and non-Humanities disciplines.
This year, we are asking you to submit your proposal for a 5-minute poster presentation to a specific panel. You may upload a maximum of 2 proposals to 2 different sessions of your choice (the proposals can be for the same project, or for different ones). Only one of these will be accepted. Please submit a 300-word abstract, a bibliography , and 100-word bio by Nov. 1, 2020 through the NeMLA website. Visit buffalo.edu/nemla to create a member log in and submit your abstract.
For complete guidelines, please visit: www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/undergraduate-forum.
Students participating in this project will learn how to present at a scholarly conference. Students will learn how to create a poster presentation and present a 3- to 5-minute oral presentation on their research. By attending the conference, students will have the opportunity to connect and network with faculty and graduate students in their field, and can attend sessions related to their research. Students can also attend workshops on how to prepare a strong application for graduate school, and learn how to navigate the job market once they've completed their studies.
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Start time||Abstract proposals are due Nov. 1, 2020. Students will present their work March 11-14, 2021.|
|Level of collaboration||Students can present individually or as part of a small group|
|Benefits||Present at national conference|
|Who is eligible||Confirm your eligibility with the faculty mentor|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.