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CFP: NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Session (4/22/2011; 3/15-18/2012)

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention 
Rochester, NY

March 15-18


NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women’s & Gender Studies topics, including:

  • Susan B. Anthony Studies
  • Eco-feminism
  • Feminist Literary Theory 
  • Gender in Literature
  • Gender in Film/Photography
  • Girl Studies/Boy Studies
  • Globalized Gender
  • Men’s Studies
  • Motherhood
  • Multi-ethnic Literatures
  • Queer Studies
  • Sexuality
  • Transnational Literatures
  • Women’s Studies & Authors
  • Slavery
  • Suffragettes 

Please help NeMLA extend the conversation in these areas. To propose and chair aWomen’s & Gender Studies’ session, submit a panel proposal online at by April 22 at: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/Session proposals can also be cross-listed with the British area.

The full Call for Papers will be available online in June. The abstract deadline for most sessions will be September 30, 2011.  The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Rochester, sponsored by St. John Fisher College.

Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, NeMLA continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue. Compact yet diverse, Rochester also boasts important historical connections; it is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star, as well as his eponymous periodical, and delivered the speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Visitors can explore the houses of abolitionist, suffragette, and reformer Susan B. Anthony and the inventor of devices popularizing photography, George Eastman, as well as shopping and eateries; attendees will also be within reach of the beautiful Finger Lakes region, known for its local wineries.

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