The call for sessions at the NEMLA 2017 conference in Baltimore, MD is now available. You can propose a traditional panel, a round table discussion, seminar, creative session, workshop, or poster session. A description of each session type can be found on the NEMLA website at this link: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session/sessions.html
The deadline for submitting a session proposal is April 29. To submit a proposal go to: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html
In the Anglophone/American Area, sessions are particularly sought for in these areas:
- Fictional Depictions of the United States Civil War (especially those involving Baltimore or the “Border States”)
- Scholarship on the life and works of Frederick Douglass
- Maritime History as it relates to American Literature
- Relationships between music and poetry
- Scholarship on the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe
- Depictions of urban race relations in American fiction.
Sessions on other topics, of course, are welcome. NEMLA is also committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes scholars regardless of their affiliation or employment status. If you are a High School teacher, Independent Scholar, or Contingent Faculty member, please consider proposing a session on a topic of interest to you that you believe might have a broader interest among scholars.
I hope to see some familiar faces from Hartford in Baltimore and look forward to meeting new scholars at NEMLA 2017.