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2021 ACLA Conference Annual Meeting - April 8th - March 11th - Montreal

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Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2021 Annual Meeting will take place at the at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, April 8-11, 2021.

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.

Please note that the deadline for proposing seminars and papers for the 2020 conference has passed. To propose a seminar for the 2021 conference in Montreal, please return to our site in the summer. The online portal will open mid-July 2020. 


Check back this summer 2020 for information on how to book at a room in the ACLA hotel blocks at hotels walking distance from the convention center.