American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference 20 April – 22 April 2017 (CFP Extended to Nov. 1)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)
contact email: 

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, 20 April – 22 April 2017.

Anne Brewster
Janette Turner Hospital

Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand, and South Pacific literary, film, and cultural studies are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori, or other indigenous topics are especially welcome. Proposals from graduate students or advanced undergraduate students are encouraged. Presentations are generally 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats will be considered. Please send a paper title and 250-word proposal (or alternate format description) by 1 November 2016 to Brenda Machosky ( and Belinda Wheeler ( Please label the email subject line: AAALS 2017 proposal.

Since these dates fall during most Australian universities' mid-semester break, we hope many Australian scholars will be able to attend. We also hope many other colleagues from around the world will consider joining us in lovely South Carolina.

A special thank you to those of you who have already submitted abstracts. We will be sending notifications as soon as possible after the November 1 deadline.
More information about the organization and the conference can be found at