CFP: Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus at ALA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
February 10, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus of African Literature Association
contact email: 

In line with the theme proposed for the 44th annual meeting of the African Literature Association in 2018, “The Environments of African Literature”, the Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus (LHCALA) invites submissions for roundtables, paper or poster presentations that engage Lusophone and/or Hispanophone perspectives. We seek submissions that consider ways by which multiple environments as cited in the general call—physical, institutional, ideological, symbolic, discursive, cultural, and technological (among others)—feature in and affect the production, dissemination and reception of Lusophone and Hispanophone literature (comprising various expressions of creative endeavor including essays, film, music, narrative, poetry, digital material, and visual texts). While addressing ways in which Lusophone and Hispanophone literary texts reflect on these environments as well as the challenges and promises they present, submissions may also consider equally relevant related issues. In what ways has the environment determined the course of Hispanophone and Lusophone literature to date? What aspects of the current “environment” of Lusophone and Hispanophone literature need to be rethought and what interventions are called for?  

Kindly send your proposals to / by February 10, 2018. Proposals should comprise the following:

• Name,

• Institutional Affiliation,

• Email address,

• Short bio,

• An abstract of up to 250 words,

• Request for A/V equipment if needed


Further information on the African Literature Association Conference scheduled for May 23-26, 2018, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C., USA can be found on the conference website at