49th Annual Convention

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature more than 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 thought-provoking topics. This year’s convention will take place at the Omni William Penn. Opened in 1916, this historic Pittsburgh landmark provides luxurious accommodations in the very heart of the city. Special thanks to the generous support of the University of Pittsburgh.

To submit to any of the more than 400 calls for papers, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP, create a free account, and submit your abstract directly to each desired session. Submissions are due by September 30, 2017.

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. With more than 2,000 members, NeMLA is the largest of the regional MLA affiliates. The annual convention affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention includes panels and seminars, roundtables and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers. In addition, NeMLA supports its members through awards, fellowships, and opportunities for professional development.