Format Requirements

  • Each session proposal must include:
    • A title (80 characters)
    • A session format (panel, roundtable, seminar, creative, workshop)
    • A primary subject area and an optional secondary subject area (see our Areas of Inquiry)
    • The name of the co-chair if applicable
    • An abstract stating the significance of the proposed session (200 to 300 words)
    • A short one- to two-sentence description to appear in the online call for papers at CFP List and in the NeMLA Summer Newsletter
    • Additional comments (for NeMLA Staff)
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention March 10-13, 2022 Baltimore, Maryland Local Host: Johns Hopkins University Hotel: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Session proposals due April 29, 2021 Abstract submissions due September 30, 2021 The 2022 NeMLA conference theme is CARE. We understand care as the practice of interdependency, admitting our vulnerabilities as humans, animals, and other living organisms of the Anthropocene. The NeMLA theme of care will embrace but not be limited to questions of representation, migration, the environment, and identity. Opening Event Speaker: VALERIA LUISELLI Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, lives in the US and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. She is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and of inventive hybrids of the two. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her novel Lost Children Archive will be the subject of “NeMLA Reads Together” for 2021-2022. Keynote Speaker: JUDITH BUTLER Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent books include: Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012), Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (co-authored with Athena Athanasiou 2013), Senses of the Subject and Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015), and a coedited volume, Vulnerability in Resistance, with Duke University Press (2015). Her book, The Force of Nonviolence appeared with Verso Press in 2020. Areas welcoming session proposals at NeMLA 2022 include: American/Diaspora Studies British Studies Classics Comparative Literature Creative Writing Cultural & Media Studies French & Francophone German Studies Global Anglophone Interdisciplinary Humanities Italian Studies Pedagogy and Professional Rhetoric and Composition Spanish and Portuguese Women’s and Gender Studies World Literatures Special thanks to the generous support of our local host institution, Johns Hopkins University, and our administrative home, the University at Buffalo.