Poster Presentations

Convention attendees discuss during a poster session at NeMLA's annual convention.

Come and enjoy digital posters by our NeMLA members, including those by our Summer Fellowship winners showing their NeMLA-sponsored research projects and by our Undergraduate Research Forum participants.

Posters at our 52nd Annual Convention

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot.

These sessions are an opportunity for NeMLA scholars, including our yearly Summer Research Fellows and participants in our Undergraduate Research Forum, to share visual representations of their research. The format of these sessions allows presenters to display their work in a casual setting and to engage in informal conversations with convention participants regarding their work at a designated place and time.  

Participants from our Undergraduate Research Forum will display their posters alongside those of senior faculty and graduate students.

Instructions to make your digital posters

Have questions about how to design your digital posters for NeMLA? Read below, and if you have additional questions, please email

Layout and Design Formatting

  • Fellows and all contributors whose proposals are accepted are required to design their own digital posters.
  • Posters must be submitted as Microsoft PowerPoint presentation files.
  • Posters may be in color or black and white. 
  • Posters must be legible.

Technology and Presentation Guidelines

  • Due to host constraints, access to technology (including power outlets) may be limited to what presenters provide for themselves. Please email with any specific requests, questions, or concerns.

Summer Fellows

  • In order to receive the allocated funds, applicants will be required to submit receipts as well as a digital poster detailing their findings by December 31 of the year they received a fellowship.
  • The poster and the receipts should be forwarded to 
  • The posters will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall during the Annual Convention following the summer research trip.
  • Fellowship recipients do not have to attend the convention at which their poster will be displayed but have the option to email a proposal for a poster session by September 30 to give them the opportunity to present their findings in person.
  • Payment is given to the Summer Fellow by mail or at Brunch held at the upcoming Annual Convention upon receiving and approving of the Fellow's poster and receipts for qualified expenses and after the poster is successfully submitted and displayed at the Convention.


  • For non-Summer Fellows, proposals and posters are due by the deadline September 30 at
  • For Summer Fellows:
    • No proposal is required. 
    • Posters and receipts for reimbursement are due by December 31 at

Sample Posters

This poster by Frank Capogna is titled "Museum Politics: Sassoon's 'Satirical Poems.'".
This poster by Raji Singh Soni is titled "The Idiotic Sublime, or Les Petites Abîmes: Kant in the Archive of Derrida's 'La Vérité en peinture' (1978)".