Diasporic Spaces

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
contact email: 

For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience. Papers should explore the sundry ways culture and Anglophone literature by colonized subjects and emigrants negotiate diasporic spaces to create imagined communities or views of home oscillating between estrangement and engagement. Proposals MUST be submitted via the NeMLA portal (https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login).  Please direct questions or queries to the organizers, Jude V. Nixon (Jnixon@salemstate.edu), and Mariaconcetta Costantini (mariaconcetta.costantini@unich.it).