NeMLA 2014: The Loud Twentieth Century: Literature Sounds Off

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
solinger@rutgers.edu

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel invites papers attuned to modern and contemporary exchanges between the printed word and sound matter. In an age of sound reproduction, transmission, and storage, what has, and will, become of a mute medium like the book? What relationships exist between innovations in the technologies of voice and evolutions of the novelistic/poetic/theatrical voice? How has the amplification of noise and the proliferation of sound been represented formally and thematically? Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Fred Solinger (solinger@rutgers.edu).

Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.

The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as: “the best book you’ll read this year.” NeMLA’s Keynote Speaker will be David Staller, Producer and Director of Project Shaw. Mr. Staller presents monthly script-in-hand performances of Bernard Shaw’s plays at the Players Club in New York City.

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. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond