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NeMLA 2012 Convention

Rochester, New York; March 15-18, 2012

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Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Site: Hyatt Regency Rochester

The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings.

Convention information is now available, including the following:

Schedule Information

Convention Information

About Rochester

Compact yet diverse, Rochester boasts important historical connections; it is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star, as well as his eponymous periodical, and delivered the speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”. Visitors can explore the houses of abolitionist, suffragette, and reformer Susan B. Anthony and the inventor of devices popularizing photography, George Eastman, as well as shopping and eateries; attendees will also be within reach of the beautiful Finger Lakes region, known for its local wineries.

NeMLA is working to coordinate the following events and activities in Rochester:

For more information about things to see and do in Rochester, visit

Propose a session!

The 2013 session proposal form is now available. The deadline for session proposals is April 15, 2012; potential chairs can find guidelines for proposals (including sample session descriptions) on the NeMLA website. The list of accepted sessions will be published in the summer newsletter, as well as online, so make sure to keep updated on the many dynamic topics that will be developing for next year’s conference.

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.

Questions? Email

About NeMLA

Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conventions, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue. You can find details about previous conventions an get a sense of the rich conversation you can expect in 2012 by visiting the convention archive.

Mobile Device Availability

Previously, NeMLA used a dedicated mobile site ( to provide a customized experience for visitors with mobile devices. NeMLA’s entire site now automatically reformats itself to provide an appropriate visual experience based on the dimensions of your device. Visitors to the old mobile site will be automatically redirected to the desired resource on the unified site. If you have comments or questions about this new feature, you can direct them to NeMLA’s webmasters by emailing