Last call: Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

chair: Alla Ivanchikova

contact email:

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

*geocriticism and geocritical approaches
*literary geographies and the poetics of space
*cartographies of dissent and protest
*space, gender, and sexuality
*city and countryside in world literature
*urbanisms and migration
*local, global, and transnational spaces
*land activism and indigenous rights
*tourism and migration
*border-crossing and the nation state

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: