"Immigration, Travel, and Tourism in Middle Eastern Literatures" NeMLA (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)

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Sally Gomaa/NeMLA
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43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, New York, held at Hyatt Regency Rochester Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

This panel seeks papers that address immigration, travel, and tourism in Middle Eastern literatures. Topics may include: conflict or conciliation between East and West; the Prophet Mohammad's original Hijra or migration from Mecca to Medina as a trope for transformation; and interdisciplinary approaches that use media studies, popular culture, and social media. Papers that rotate the post-colonial lens to examine how Middle Eastern writers view new or foreign places are also welcome. Please send 250-word abstracts to sally.gomaa@salve.edu

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The 43rd 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 2012 Convention will be posted on: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

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.

Presenters are expected to pay NeMLA's convention registration and membership fees before Dec. 2011. For more details, please check: http://www.nemla.org/about/information/membership.html