ALA CFP: Come present with the AALCS in Boston!

African American Literature and Culture Society Call for Papers

American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2023

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association ( We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).  

This year, we are soliciting works that engage with rhetorics of resistance in African American literature. Inspired by the conference location, Boston, we encourage the submission of papers on revolution, protest literature, and acts of citizenship in Black writing. 

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

-Revolutionary literature 

-Conceptions of citizenship in African American writing

-Protest literature 

-Black literature and American identity 

While we welcome papers on the above themes and subthemes, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to African American literature and culture

Submission Information:

Please send abstracts or proposals to Rachel Carr ( and Jean-Philippe Marcoux ( no later than January 15, 2023. Include your name and email with the abstract. Presenters must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference. Information about the Society and how to join can be found at the AALCS website:


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