Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals–NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
Northeast Modern Language Association2012 Annual Convention
CALL FOR WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS
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
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Women’s Studies & Authors
Please help NeMLA extend the conversation in these areas. To propose and chair a Women’s & Gender Studies’ session, submit a panel proposal online at by April 22 at: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/
The full Call for Papers will be available online in June. The abstract deadline for most sessions will be September 30, 2010. 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.