Call for Session Proposals: German Studies (Northeast Modern Language Association; Deadline Extended to May 20, 2023; Boston Conference March 7-10, 2024)

Andrea Bryant Announcement
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields
German History / Studies, Humanities, Languages, Literature, Teaching and Learning
Dear Colleagues: I’m writing this to announce a deadline extension for proposals for the Northeast Modern Language Association conference (NeMLA ’24 – Boston). The deadline for submission is now May 20, 2023, and the keyword for the 2024 conference is ‘Surplus.’ More information is provided here. Panels are submitted through the NeMLA website, and you’ll find clear instructions online for the submission process. You will need to create a profile, but you do not need to be a paying member to propose a session. If you’ve never been to NeMLA before, we would like to encourage you to join us. Our conference in Niagara Falls garnered active participants from a range of traditions and institutions. Our scholarship is diverse and engaging, and our participants interact with fellow scholars from myriad literary and linguistic traditions, as well as across institutions and rank. Presenters come from all over the globe (we’re not limited to the Northeast!), but the conference also allows for unique interaction with colleagues in the eastern half of the USA. The theme for the 2024 conference is Surplus, and so we explicitly invite submission for panels that concern innovative and judicious scholarship that expands on how our affective, temporal, and personal understandings of this theme manifest in our lives. We are also very interested in expanding on the sessions in those areas that have been traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized in our respective disciplines: ·Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture ·Black German Studies ·Disability Studies ·Medical Humanities ·Decolonizing Approaches and Methodologies ·Environmental Humanities ·Critical Pedagogy As such, submitters are encouraged to submit session formats beyond the traditional panel, including but not limited to roundtables, creative sessions, and sessions with innovative uses of technology. We additionally welcome joint proposal submissions between faculty of various ranks and/or graduate students. The German Studies area of inquiry promotes the study of all German-language literature and culture. Suggested areas and topics for panel proposals often include but are not limited to: ·Swiss-German literature and culture, including film ·Cultural and literary trends in post-unification Germany, including film ·20th century German-language literature and culture ·18th and 19th century German-language literature and culture ·Austrian literature and culture, including film ·Genre-focused approaches to literature and culture ·Author-focused approaches to literature and culture ·Transnationalism in literature and film ·Children and youth literature ·Comparative approaches to literature and culture ·Theoretical approaches to literature and culture ·German pedagogy In recent years, the German-language and literature section has been growing, involving a wide spectrum of faculty members of all ranks as well as graduate students. Please be in touch with the Area Director ( with any questions, comments, or suggestions, or if you have an idea and would like to collaborate on turning it into a session proposal. We would be delighted to work with you. Through our joint efforts, NeMLA will remain a venue known for its collaborative spirit and friendly, supportive atmosphere! Area Director Andrea Dawn Bryant
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Andrea Dawn Bryant

Area Director (German Studies)

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