The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.
"The people in those books never lived!" It's an ironic observation from Captain Beatty, which he uses to justify the burning of books in Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel turned seventy years old in 2023, yet many of the thematic elements persist today. While books are not being burned (at least not yet), book banning has certainly surged over the past few years. Indeed, the heated political climate in the United States has called for many books to be pulled from K-12 curricula, books that are oftentimes by and about people of color and LGBTQ+ folks.