(Re)Imagining Expatriates: Queer Transnationalisms in American Literature
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Monique Truong’s recent novel linked Gertrude Stein’s internationalism with that of her Vietnamese cook Binh, underlining the crucial role transnationalisms have played in LGBTQ experience. How do various forms of border crossing, from James’s cosmopolitans to Lorde’s Caribbean immigrants, shape representations of sexuality in American literature? Papers on any historical period are welcome, as well as studies of queer expatriates, exiles, travelers, or immigrants. Send abstracts of 300-500 words to Paul Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as pre-conference workshops, dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. Do not accept a slot if you may cancel to present on another session.
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