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
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!