Visceral Subjects: Exploring Bodies, Exploring Knowledges (Deadline Sept. 30, 2010)

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

The past fifteen years have given birth to radically new technologies, new media, and new experiments in film and literature, for which we must develop original ways of thinking about knowledge. In particular, how does embodiment figure in this reevaluation of epistemology? How do our bodies interact with the new forms of knowledge and learning to which we are confronted? How do they help us understand our own viscerality?
Please submit 250-word abstracts to Caroline Godart (

Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

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

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as pre-conference workshops, dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June:

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. Do not accept a slot if you may cancel to present on another session.