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Announcement from the American Comparative Literature Association

Dear Friend of the ACLA –

A quick reminder that you have just under 48 hours left to submit a proposal for a seminar at the 2018 Annual Meeting (UCLA – March 29th – April 1st, 2018).

The portal for submissions can be found at, and will be open until 9am Eastern Standard Time on the morning of Thursday, August 31st.

Once all seminars proposals have been submitted, paper submissions will open at noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday August 31st and will run through Thursday Sept. 21st (at 9am EST). 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.

Posting a call for papers here does NOT guarantee the acceptance of your seminar.The ACLA Program Committee will review all seminar proposals during October/November and notify seminar organizers of acceptance or rejection shortly after November 1st, 2017.

A reminder that you do not have to hold membership in 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.  Registration for the 2018 conference and 2018 ACLA memberships will be available for purchase on the ACLA website beginning Oct. 1st, 2017.

Please do be in touch via if you have any further questions about our submissions process, and we look forward to welcoming you to UCLA in March 2018!


Andy Anderson

Administrative Coordinator

American Comparative Literature Association

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