CFP: All for Love?: Family and Romance in the Hollywood Action Film (NeMLA: 9/30/13; 4/3-6/14)

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Elizabeth Abele
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Call for abstracts for a seminar session:

All for Love?: Family and Romance in the Hollywood Action Film

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

Traditionally, love interests and family in action films have been relegated to sub-plots and sacrificed as part of the Hero's commitment to the 'greater good.' This seminar examines films where family and love resist this dismissal, as well as the gender and social implications of more emotionally connected Heroes. Please send brief abstracts in the body of the email to Elizabeth Abele

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

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.

390 sessions in all areas of language scholarship are now accepting abstracts: