The 40th Annual African Literature Association Conference
Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid
University of Witswatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
April 9-13, 2014
The conference website of our hosts has further information on the keynote speakers, venue, accommodations, registration, and visa requirements.
We invite papers and panels that use the conference theme, "Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," as a catalyst but other
explorations of any aspects related to African and Diaspora literatures are also welcome. Please read the updated Call For Papers. The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 10.
The 39th Annual meeting of the African Literature Association
"Literature, Liberation, and the Law"
College of Charleston, March 2013
Members can see conference photos in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of JALA (on-line only).
The 38th Annual meeting of the African Literature Association
"Human Rights, Literature, and the Visual Arts in Africa and the Diaspora"
SMU Dedman College, April 2012
The 37th Annual Meeting of the African Literatue Association
"African Literature, Visual Arts & Film in Local and Transnational Spaces"
Ohio University, April 2011
The 36th Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association
"Eco-Imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability"
University of Arizon, March 2010
The 35th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association
"African Blackness in World Literature and Visual Arts"
University of Vermont, Burlington,April 2009
The 34th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association
"African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity"
Western Illinois University, April 2008