The Arts and the Body: NeMLA 2014, Harrisburg, PA
The Arts and the Body
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
What role did ideas about race and sexuality play in nineteenth-century British conceptions of art and aesthetic response? Papers might consider (but are not limited to) such topics as: The figure of the gypsy musician; artistic temperament and homosexuality at the fin de siècle; Orientalism and fashion; the arts and crafts movement and British nationalism; or the body of the dancing girl. Please send 250-500 word proposals to Anna Peak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and affiliation
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." The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.
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