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ACLA seminar submissions portal is now live!

Dear ACLA friend,

I’m writing to let you know that our seminar submissions portal is now live and ready to accept proposals for seminars at our upcoming conference at Universiteit Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017. The portal can be found at You are encouraged to read the information below to learn more about the submissions process.

The deadline for seminar submissions will be at midnight (PST) on August 31, 2016. We encourage all our members to check the listings of proposed seminars regularly over the summer, and to be in touch with seminar organizers about potential participation.

Once all seminars proposals have been submitted, paper submissions will open on Sept. 1, 2016 and will run through midnight (PST) on Sept. 23, 2016.  All seminars will have open calls for papers at this stage, and each member or prospective member may submit one paper proposal to the single seminar of their choice during these three weeks.  We encourage you to discuss participation with any seminar that interests you, but again each individual may submit one paper to one seminar.

Once paper submissions close on Sept. 23, seminar organizers will have until Sept. 30 to select the papers they would like to see in their seminar. After that point, seminars will be reviewed by the ACLA’s program committee for inclusion in the conference program.

A reminder that you do not have to be a member of the ACLA to propose a seminar, or to submit a paper proposal to a seminar.  You do, however, need to be a member and to register for the conference if you wish to present a paper, or moderate a seminar, at the conference itself.  2017 memberships in the ACLA, as well as registration for the 2017 ACLA Annual Meeting, will be available through the ACLA website beginning Oct. 1st, 2016.

Please do be in touch via if you have any further questions about this process, and we look forward to welcoming you to Utrecht in July of 2017!

p.s. – An FAQ answering many specific questions concerning the submissions process will be available on the ACLA website within the next 3-4 days.  Please continue to check the website for this information.


Andy Anderson
Administrative Coordinator
American Comparative Literature Association