Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures - March 21-24 2012 [UPDATE]

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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Call for Papers

Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures

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

This panel seeks papers that address different narratives of travel (such as exile, diaspora, immigration, and colonial adventure) in Middle Eastern literatures. The topics include, but are not limited to: transnational narratives (dis)connecting East and West; travel writing; re-visioning history; cross-dressing and cross-gender dynamics in travel. Interdisciplinary approaches on popular culture and media studies are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts and brief bios to Eda Dedebas at

Deadline: September 30, 2012
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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.