Rising Above Adversity: Stories to Grow by (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
John F. Maune/Hokusei Gakuen University
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This roundtable hopes to provide inspiration and guidance through personal narratives on lessons learned overcoming or coping with either life-long challenges or sudden life-altering issues. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, academic or sexual harassment, mental or physical health, or personal loss. The goal is to present cathartic stories illustrating inextinguishable human qualities that will stimulate audience dialogue. Proposals should specify the nature of their challenge and insights gained while working through it.

Personal stories relating to a wide range of adverse issues will be presented in short readings of less than 10 minutes each followed by dialogue between the presenters and audience.

Please submit abstracts, 300 words or less, by September 30, 2015 for roundtable session 15747 to http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15747

In Spring 2016, the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will meet in Hartford, Connecticut, for its 47th Annual Convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.
Please join us for this convention, which will feature approximately 400 sessions, dynamic speakers, and cultural events. 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.