The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017.
The ACLA’s annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. This structure allows each participant to be a full member of one seminar, and to sample other seminars during the remaining time blocks. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The conference also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and other events.
Our online portal will open for seminar submissions in early July, with a deadline of August 31. Individuals interested in participating in a particular seminar are encouraged to be in touch with the organizers over the summer; paper submissions through the portal will open Sept. 1 and close Sept. 23.
Future meeting locations of the ACLA’s Annual Meeting include:
2018: March 29-April 1, 2018 – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2019: March 7-10, 2019 – Georgetown University, Washington, DC