CFP (conference): Anatomy of the City: Body and Metropolis in Migration Narratives NEMLA 2017

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2016
Maryland, Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Film and Film History, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Literature, Ethnic History / Studies

Call for papers for this NEMLA seminar, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore

Anatomy of the City: Body and Metropolis in Migration Narratives


How does the urban landscape shape migrant experience? How does the migrant body shape and become shaped by the city? This NEMLA seminar hopes to explore the body as migration and metropolis. Themes may include the image of the crowd; the imaging of the migrant body; city as panopticon; reclaiming space and identity; the body within visual/ literary texts; and broader issues of globalization, transnationalism, postcolonialism, gender, race, sexuality, and genre that constitute lenses for the migrant experience.


Please submit a 300 word abstract and brief bio by 9/30/2016.


Please note that you do not need to be a current NeMLA member to submit an abstract. Contact Ashna Ali at, Sarah DeMott at, Eleanor Paynter at, or Anita Pinzi at with any questions.


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