CFP: The Latina/o Literature & Culture Society of the American Literature Association

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January 8, 2018
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Chicana/o History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Literature, Mexican History / Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

Call for Papers:  

The Latina/o Literature & Culture Society

of the American Literature Association
th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018 

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA


Deadline: January 8, 2018


In the past, the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society has organized panels that focus on literary genre, single authors, children’s literature, speculative fiction, comparative analyses, as well as cultural studies approaches. This year, we welcome a variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as 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 San Francisco, we solicit proposals focused on Latina/o/x experiences in San Francisco and the West Coast more broadly.


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.


We will also organize a Roundtable Discussion about Teaching Latina/o/x Literature, which seeks to bring together a wide range of approaches from: Latina/o/x literary studies, comparative Ethnic Studies, and American literature, among many other possible areas. If you are interested in participating in the roundtable, please send a short (less than one page) description of what you’d like to discuss, along with your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Cristina Herrera at and Marci McMahon at




Please submit proposals and inquiries to:

Cristina Herrera

Marci McMahon


For information about the Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society, visit us online at:


For more information about the ALA and the conference, go to:

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