MELUS 2023

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 

Dear colleagues and friends,


On behalf of Butler University, which is sponsoring the MELUS 2023 conference in Indianapolis, April 20-23, 2023, we'd like to reach out and invite you to send a proposal for the upcoming conference and announce our extended deadline of November 30th. We encourage individual, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. Please share this CFP with any faculty, grad student, or postdoc colleagues that may have an interest.


The 2023 theme will be “Crossings and Crossroads,” and will also be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of MELUS.


Please visit to read the CFP, learn about keynote speakers Carmen Maria Machado and Kevin Young, and see more details about attending the conference in Indianapolis.


To be considered for a presentation, send proposals of 250 words to or MELUS/ English Department, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 by November 30th, 2022.



MELUS Committee 2023


Conference Co-chairs:

Hilene Flanzbaum

Allegra Stewart Chair in Modern Literature

Butler University 


Andrew Levy

Edna Cooper Chair in English

Butler University