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Propose a Seminar

The portal for proposing a seminar for ACLA's 2023 Annual Meeting is now open. A portal through which to submit paper proposals to seminar organizers will follow on October 1, 2022. Each seminar meets multiple times (usually 3) to allow for continuous and substantive engagement among the panelists: this emphasis on long-form collaboration characterizes the ACLA conference. For instance, a seminar meeting over 3 days may have up to 12 panelists total, three to four participants presenting 20-minute papers in each session with discussion afterward. We welcome seminars on all topics and areas in Comparative Literature broadly construed. We especially welcome seminars in areas historically underrepresented in the humanities.

Along with a Call for Papers titling your seminar, describing its goals, and soliciting paper submissions, please fill out all fields below. Current ACLA guidelines specify that each ACLA member may appear on only one panel, whether as panel organizer or paper presenter, and that each seminar must include both faculty and graduate students. Seminar proposals must be received by ACLA at this portal by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Submitting a seminar proposal here does NOT guarantee acceptance of your seminar to the ACLA 2023 Annual Meeting. The ACLA conference committee will review seminars in relation to one another and notify seminar organizers of acceptance or rejection by December 15, 2022.

Please note: as a participant, you agree to:

  • Be current in ACLA membership and registered for the Annual Meeting by March 1, 2023.
  • Reply promptly to all requests for information from the seminar organizer and the ACLA Secretariat, including requests for final program copy.
  • Attend all sessions of the seminar.
  • Notify the Secretariat immediately if you are unable to attend the conference.
  • Communicate all special requests to seminar organizer and the Secretariat to ensure that they are considered.
  • Add to your list of "safe senders" in your email account, ensuring that email communications will be delivered.

Please review your information carefully before you submit. Contact with any questions. Click here to submit a seminar proposal.