Call for Papers


“Intersections of language and culture: Sprachgemisch, métissage & code-switching”


42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, NY.

Hyatt, New Brunswick.

Host Institution:  Rutgers University.


Session Description and Submission Information


Using more than one language in a given text has a long tradition, from medieval religious spectacles to present-day pop culture, from “The Name of the Rose” to contemporary bilingual novels and plays. The panel invites contributions that focus on the significance of language change in spoken and written texts (novels, poetry, song lyrics, theater etc.) and examine the function of code-switching in the context of intersections of language and culture.


Send proposals of 250 words, CV, and academic affiliation to Susanne Even ([log in to unmask]).

Deadline:  September 30, 2010


Please include with your abstract:


Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)


The 42nd Annual 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.





Dr. Susanne Even

Assistant Professor and Language Coordinator

Co-editor of

Department of Germanic Studies

Ballantine Hall 658

Indiana University

1020 E. Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN 47405

ph.: (812) 855.7562

fax: (812) 855.8927


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