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NeMLA 2022 conference: NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention


The 2022 NeMLA conference theme is CARE. We understand CARE as the practice of interdependency, admitting our vulnerabilities as humans, animals, and other living organisms of the Anthropocene. The NeMLA theme of CARE will embrace but not be limited to questions of representation, migration, the environment, and identity.

March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Thursday opening address: Valeria Luiselli.

"NeMLA Reads Together"promotes a novel written by our invited speaker for all our attendees to read during the year preceding our convention.

NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention will feature Valeria Luiselli's novel Lost Children Archive. This fiercely imaginative novel is about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. 

NeMLA members are encouraged to read Lost Children Archive in preparation for the opening address and to submit a question they would like to ask the author.

Our Friday keynote event will be given by Judith Butler. 

Judith Butler is one of the most important American philosophers and gender theorists writing today, and her work has had profound influence in political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory. She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent books include The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind (2020), Senses of the Subject (2015), and Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015).

Local Host Institution Johns Hopkins University Administrative home: The University at Buffalo

 Abstract submissions accepted June 15 to September 30!

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Fields of research

Literature from North America, Literary historiography, Literary theory, Gender Studies/Queer Studies, Postcolonial studies, Ecocriticism, World Literature



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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
University at Buffalo


700 Aliceanna St
MD 21202 Baltimore
United States


Calls for papers

NeMLA 2022: Embodiment and Agency in Postcolonial Literature ; Desire and the Erotics of Introspection (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Between Entrapment and Release: Navigating Trauma in Contemporary World Literature, NeMLA 2022 (Baltimore); Hidden Truths and Uncovered Secrets in French and Francophone Fiction (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Masculine Wars, Feminine Exterminations: Experiences, Traumas and Revolts (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Care, Knowledge, and Subjectivity: Foucault’s Epimeleia (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Women and Spanish Kiosk Literature (1907-1939): Modernization and Mass Culture (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); Decolonizing Speculative Fiction in and from the Americas, Roundtable at NeMLA 2022, Baltimore; État des lieux: Women in French and Francophone Noir Fiction, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore; Reading Literature Today, Roundtable at NeMLA 2022, Baltimore; Panel on Migration, Belonging, and Afro-Europeanness, at NeMLA 2022, Baltimore; Premodern Desires: The Erotic from the Symposium to the Inferno, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore; Encounters and Dis-encounters in Latin American Erotic Poetry and Narrative (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); The Aesthetics of Humanity. The Influence of Literature on the Concept of Human Rights (Panel 19345, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore); NeMLA 2022: Forgotten Genocides- Panel (NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention, Baltimore); NeMLA 2022 roundtable on German language teaching; Sebald. Again. NeMLA 2022; NeMLA 2022: Walking in the Empire; NeMLA 2022: Migration, Belonging, and Afro-Europeanness: Current Articulations and Future Perspectives; NeMLA 2022: When Poets Write About Poets: Representation(s) of the Poet and Poetry in Poetic Works; NeMLA 2022, Guerres au masculin, exterminations au féminin: entre expériences, trauma et révoltes ; NeMLA 2022: The German Novella: Dis/ability, Othering, and Embodiment; NeMLa 2022: Julien Gracq. un écrivain géographe


Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Date of publication: 05.07.2021
Last edited: 05.07.2021