American Literature Association CFP


Call for Papers 

American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798
Conference Director: Olivia Carr Edenfield,
Georgia Southern University
Deadline for Proposals:        January 30, 2017
Conference Details: For the 2017 conference, the ALA will again rely on electronic submission of program information and conference proposals. As usual, the societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize much of the program. Individual societies will issue their own calls for papers, which may be listed on the ALA website as well as on the societies’ own website and publications. Guidelines for author societies are detailed towards the end of this notice.
Individuals may also propose papers or panels to the conference director by January 30, 2017. Preference will be given to papers and panels that represent authors, genres, or topics that are not covered by the societies that make up the ALA. Proposals must follow the guidelines described at the end of this notice.
Proposals from individuals and program information from author societies should be sent to Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield via email ( by January 30, 2017 following the instructions on the website:
For more information, visit their website at:


I am a professor of Composition and Rhetoric at Xavier University, as well as the Writing Program Director. I am also the Co-Editor of English Notes, the web site and journal for the College English Association of Ohio.

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