NeMLA 2013 Panel: Performing Black Feminism and Politics 9/30/2012

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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

What sorts of intersections between African American performance and literature occurred from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century? How can the public performances of women like Ada Overton Walker, Pauline Hopkins, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells be understood as contributions to national dialogues about race and community conversations about politics? What sorts of methodologies can we use to approach and uncover these early performances? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kristin Moriah at

Deadline: September 30, 2011
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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

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.