Women’s & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
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.
The 2012 Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Egan. Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, which was released as a feature film by Fine Line in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, Look at Me, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 2001, and the bestselling The Keep. Her new book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, a national bestseller, won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and is a finalist for the Pen Faulkner Award and the LA Times Book Prize, as well as a longlist finalist for the UK’s Orange Prize. Also a journalist, she writes frequently in the New York Times Magazine.