Call for Session Proposals: 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

deadline for submissions: 
May 29, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

NeMLA is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, plays an important role in shaping both national and global history. It is vital that NeMLA bring its convention to this seat of power in order to address the ongoing challenges we face in producing a world that values diversity, honesty, scholarship, and justice.

NeMLA is a vital and congenial organization whose membership includes both established and emerging scholars, and whose mission comprises mentoring and promoting the next generation of scholars.

NeMLA seeks session proposals in these and many other areas: American Literature, Anglophone Literature, British Literature, Canadian Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing, Cultural Studies and Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Ecocriticism and Urban Ecology, French and Francophone, German Literature, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Italian Literature, Pedagogy and Professionalism, Queer Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Russian Literature, South Asian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Women's and Gender Studies, and World Literatures. The deadline for session proposals is May 29, 2018. To submit your session proposal, sign up for a free NeMLA user account at, make sure you have paid for 2017-2018 membership, and submit all requested information. If you have any questions about session proposals, please read our helpful guide at​ or email