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Northeast Modern Language Association

The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention

April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA

"Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"

Local Host Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Hotel: Omni William Penn

Propose sessions here by April 29, 2017

Submit abstacts here by September 30, 2017

Registration will open here in October 2017

Schedule will be available to search and download before the convention

Mobile app will be available in April 2018 at

Dllu (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Dllu (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.

The theme of this year's convention is "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds." We seek to examine the concept of spaces: their appropriation and occupation, the demarcation of borders, processes of inclusivity and exclusivity, as well as reproductive processes related to the creation of worlds—real, fantastic, and imagined. Pittsburgh, a city whose recent cultural explosion attracts visitors from around the United States and the world, provides the ideal backdrop for such thoughtprovoking topics.

This year’s NeMLA convention will take place at the Omni William Penn. Opened in 1916, this historic Pittsburgh landmark provides luxurious accommodations in the very heart of the city.

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Special thanks to the generous support of the University of Pittsburgh