CFP: ACLA 2019

Two calls for American Comparative Literature Association seminars (March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University) may be of interest:

The Faces of Depression in Literature

Trauma and the Materiality of Care

Arousing Images in Avant-Garde(s): Precarious Bodies and Frames of Representation

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.

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 August 30 and close September 20.