51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place

This bronze statue by Nancy Schön of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings from Robert McCloskey's children's book "Make Way for Ducklings" is a popular attraction in Boston Public Garden. Credit: Karim Rezk [Creative Commons 2.0] https://www.flickr.com/photos/krezk/8318517173.

Please join us for NeMLA's 51st Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. 

The theme of NeMLA 2020 is "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"--a topic embracing the many facets that define each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the many ways in which we interact with each other in today's rapidly changing global world. 

We are thrilled to announce that Boston University is our local host institution and that our featured author is Andre Dubus III, whose novel Gone so Long will be the focus of "NeMLA Reads Together." The opening address will be given by Professor Maurice Lee, author of the award-winning Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in 19th-century American Literature

Special thanks to the generous support of Boston University, our local host institution, and the University at Buffalo, our administrative home.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

This flyer is for the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, March 5-8, 2020. An image is shown featuring a bronze statue by Nancy Schön of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings from Robert McCloskey's children's book "Make Way for Ducklings" in Boston Public Garden. Please join us for NeMLA's 51st Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The theme of NeMLA 2020 is “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures”— a topic embracing the many facets that define each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing global world. We are thrilled to announce that Boston University is our local host institution and that our featured author is Andre Dubus III, whose novel "Gone so Long" will be the focus of “NeMLA Reads Together." The opening address will be given by Professor Maurice Lee, author of the award-winning "Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-century American Literature." We look forward to seeing you in Boston! Abstracts due September 30, 2019. NeMLA's Areas of Study include: American Studies, Anglophone Literature, British Literature, Canadian Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities & Urban Ecology, French & Francophone, German Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Italian Studies, Media Studies, Pedagogy & Professional, Postcolonial Studies, Queer Studies, Rhetoric & Composition, Russian Literature, Spanish/Portuguese, Women’s & Gender Studies, and World Literatures. This year's convention is hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of General Studies at Boston University. The administrative host of NeMLA is the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

The full schedule will be available online by January 2020 and on our mobile app by March 2020. 

The online schedule and mobile app will be the most up-to-date sources. Updates will also be available at the Registration Desk and in convention program inserts.