Call for Session Proposals: 49th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

deadline for submissions: 
April 29, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"

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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.

NeMLA considers proposals in various areas, including but not limited to: American Literature; Anglophone Literature; British Literature; Canadian Literature; Comparative Literature; Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing; Culture Studies & Media Studies; Digital Humanities; Disability Studies; Ecocriticism & Urban Ecology; French & Francophone; German Literature; Interdisciplinary Humanities; Italian Literature; Pedagogy & Professional; Queer Studies; Rhetoric & Composition; Russian Literature; Spanish & Portuguese; Women's & Gender Studies; and World Literature. 

Session proposals are due April 29, 2017, at For more information, please visit or email