42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 
April 7-10, 2011 
New Brunswick, NJ
Hyatt, New Brunswick
Hosted by Rutgers University

Call for Papers 1: "Fatih Akin and his Films"

One of the most celebrated and productive film directors living and working in Germany today, Fatih Akin, pioneer of the German-Turkish film, has had an immense impact on the German film scene in the last decade. Called the new Fassbinder of the German film, Fatih Akin has directed numerous films that have won national and international awards. Many of his film deal with unique circumstances facing Turks and other immigrant minorities in Germany. What are some of the elements that make his films extraordinary? What issues are presented and discussed in his films? How can his films be used in German classes at various levels?  This panel seeks papers that deal with any aspect of Fatih Akin’s recent films. 

Please send a one-page abstract and a brief biographical statement to: Ingrid Zeller, Northwestern University, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 

Call for Papers 2: “Rafik Schami - The Poet and Storyteller”

Rafik Schami is the best known and mostly widely read and studied of all writers and storytellers with a migration background living in Germany. His literary and non-literary works have been seen as a bridge between the “Morgenland” and the “Abendland,” as a contribution to „cross-cultural exchange and multicultural dialogue.“ Invited are papers that deal with any aspect of Schami’s literary works, especially his most recent novels. 

Please send a one-page abstract and a brief biographical statement to: Mohamed Esa, McDaniel College, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
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The convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events.  Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June:<>.

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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