The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society of the American Literature Association 34th Annual Conference: May 25-28, 2023 Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
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The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society of the American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference: May 25-28, 2023

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

This year the Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society welcomes submissions focusing on diverse topics including literary genre, single authors, children’s literature, speculative fiction, comparative analyses, as well as cultural studies approaches. We also encourage a variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary prisms, and a variety of panel types, including traditional paper sessions, roundtable discussions, and sessions dedicated to the teaching of Latina/o/x literature.

Given the location of the Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, we solicit proposals centering Latina/o/x experiences in New England and the Northeastern U.S. more broadly. Topics may include:

  • Brujas, witchcraft, the occult

  • New England and regional Latinidades

  • Latinx narratives of traveling in or through New England

  • Re/Imaginings of New England in Latinx literature

  • Space, place, and race in Latinx literatures

  • Speculative literature, noir, fantasy, and genre

  • Latinx YA Literatures

  • Pedagogical approaches to Latinx literatures

    Topics for proposed sessions are open. In the spirit of community building, the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society attempts to build sessions that bring together participants at various stages of their careers.

    Please submit proposals for individual papers as well as full panel and roundtable sessions.

    For individual papers, send a short abstract (150 words) with title, along with institutional affiliation, academic title, and contact information.

    ● For panel proposals, send paper titles, short abstracts for each paper, (150 words), along with institutional affiliation, academic title, and contact information for each panelist and the panel chair.

    DEADLINE: January 15, 2023.

    Please submit proposals and inquiries to ALL Co-Chairs Drs. Cristina Herrera, Alexander Lalama, and Cathryn Merla-Watson: cherrera@mail.fresnostate.edualalama@fsmail.bradley.edu, and cathryn.merlawatson@utrgv.edu

    For information about the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society, please visit

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/164409943705319/

For more information about the ALA and the conference, including registration information, please visit http://americanliteratureassociation.org