Stephanie Papa Speaks at NeMLA Convention

On March 8, PICT faculty member Stephanie Papa delivered a talk at the 51st Annual International Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) in Boston, USA. In her talk, Stephanie discussed the work of Native American poet Layli Long Soldier.

Stephanie’s paper, “Crafting Somatic Communication: Postcolonial Motherhood in Layli Long Soldier’s Poetry,” was featured as part of a round table on “Writing Mothers: Maternal Subjectivity in Literature.” Focusing on texts written by mothers or from a maternal point of view, the round table discussed the topics of mothering (the practices embodied by maternal subjects) and motherhood (ideologies and institutions shaped by cultural, political, and legal forces).