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English Faculty at the 2017 NeMLA Convention

March 1, 2017 6:31 PM
The 2017 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will be hosted in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23-26th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel, and the English Department has four faculty members presenting their work at this exciting event. 

Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Christopher Allen Varlack, Lecturer of English, will be presenting a paper as part of the "Great Utopia: U.S. Writers in the Soviet Union Between the Wars" panel. His paper is entitled, "'No Good for ... My People': U.S. and U.S.S.R. Social Formations in McKay's Amiable with Big Teeth."

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, will be chairing the first session of a panel entitled, "Why Afrofuturism, Why Now?" She will also be presenting a paper as part of that session. Her paper is entitled, "Speculations in Black: Livable Space, Conditional Futures in Black Text."

4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, will be chairing the second session of a panel entitled, "Why Afrofuturism, Why Now?"

Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Piotr Gwiazda, Full Professor of English, will be presenting a paper as part of the "Our Most Difficult Translations" creative session. His paper is entitled, "Translating Grzegorz Wroblewski." 

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Joseph Nash, a Graduate Assistant and member of the Texts, Technologies, and Literature MA program, will be presenting a paper as part of the "David Foster Wallace and the Fiction of the World" seminar. His paper is entitled, "Vipassana and The Pale King: Toward a More Useful Spiritual Vocabulary."

We look forward to these panels and to the thought-provoking work that each faculty member will be presenting. For more information about the conference, please visit https://nemla.org/index.html.
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