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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention [April 7-11, 2011]
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Neomedievalism, as cultural antithetical fantasy to our ongoing "modernity," has since Umberto Eco's 1973 essay "Dreaming of the Middle Ages," developed as mode of global/local geopolitical and socio-economic analysis. This panel seeks papers on aspects of neomedievalism in Renaissance to contemporary literature and popular culture (film, RPGs and videogames, comics, music), and sociopolitical theories (nation state fragmentation, faith vs. science, sovereignty, the postsecular, neoconservatism). 300-word abstracts to

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Approved NeMLA sessions are now listed online and accepting abstracts:
These 370 sessions cover the full spectrum of scholarly and teaching interests in the modern languages.

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to the beautiful university town of New Brunswick for its 2011 Convention. The NeMLA Board and Rutgers are working together to bring top scholars as speakers and to create special events that will draw on the rich resources of the area. Sessions will run Thursday afternoon through Sunday midday, with pre-convention workshops under consideration. This year's slate offers a higher number of sessions in drama and on Middle Eastern literatures in various languages.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

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A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. If your abstract is accepted, do not confirm your participation if you may cancel for another NeMLA session.