[Reminder] Performing Freedom, Troubling Race (Abstract deadline 9/30)

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Maleda Belilgne/NeMLA
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

At cultural moments when the meaning of race is contested and reformulated, new textual languages of racial identity and performative indices of bodily inscription emerge. Bringing together studies of literature, sound and dance, this session seeks papers that explore performance and racial identity in the twenty-first century. Topics include but are not limited to Afro-futurism, representations of performance in contemporary Afro-diasporic narrative, alterity and embodiment, soundscapes, urban dance forms, spectacle and transgression, race, gender and sexuality.

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2014

This year, NeMLA is switching to a user-based system to process abstract submissions. Interested scholars should submit 250 word abstracts to Maleda Belilgne through the NeMLA website using the link below. 


For questions about the new submission system, you can contact NeMLA web support here: websupport@nemla.org.