NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention

March 11-14, 2021

The Northeast Modern Language Association is going virtual for its 52nd Annual Convention!

Join NeMLA members from across the globe for our inaugural but no less friendly virtual event.

This year's Convention is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Romance Languages Department in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

2/22 Training Session Recording!

The recording is also posted at the Logistics page and on the Tutorials page 


Get Involved!

  • engage in cutting-edge academic conversation
  • propose papers and panels for the annual convention
  • receive a free subscription to 3 journals (MLS, NIS, MAST)
  • access fellowships and grants
  • get free mentoring
  • join the friendliest community

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which the University at Buffalo operates is the original territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy. This territory is covered by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship, a pledge to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. It is also covered by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, between the United States Government and the Six Nations Confederacy, which further affirmed Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty in the State of New York. Today, this region is still the home to the Haudenosaunee people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and share ideas in this territory.

The Northeast Modern Language Association and the University of Richmond School of Arts & Sciences present: TRANSNATIONAL ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS: A GAZE INTO THE FUTURE. Join us for a virtual conversation with three award-winning Italian women writers. This special session is sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Richmond. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: UBAH CRISTINA ALI FARAH is a Somali Italian poet, novelist, playwright, librettist and oral performer. She has published two novels, “Madre piccola” (“Little mother”) and “Il comandante del fiume” (“The commander of the river”). ANILDA IBRAHIMI was born in Valona, Albania in 1972. In 1994, she left Albania and moved first to Switzerland and later, in 1997, to Italy. Her first novel, “Rosso come una sposa,” was published by Einaudi in 2008. GABRIELLA KURUVILLA is a writer, painter and illustrator of Indian origins who was born in Milan in 1969. She studied architecture, and works as a professional journalist for numerous media outlets. MARCH 11, 2021, 12:00-1:30 PM.