Transnational Canadian Writing: NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 (deadline Sept. 30, 2012)

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Call for Papers

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

The 20-minute presentations for this session will examine the cultural significance of Canadian authors who write in and about other countries. Authors to consider include, but are not limited to, Dionne Brand, Rohinton Mistry, Mavis Gallant, Thomas King, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Gurjinder Basran, Erin Mouré, Lydia Kwa, Fred Wah, Ruth Ozeki, Josef Škvorecký, Michael Ondaatje, Saul Bellow, and Margaret Atwood. This session asks how this transnational writing complicates and enriches Canadian literature and other national literatures. Send brief abstracts in Rich Text Format to Joel Deshaye:

Deadline: September 30, 2012

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 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.