From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel

deadline for submissions: 
March 17, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Derek McGrath / University at Buffalo, Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. Interdisciplinary session proposals are encouraged. Audience members should come with questions and to share advice from their own experiences. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios.