CFP : Literary Journalism : Local, Regional, National, Global

International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

"Literary Journalism : Local, Regional, National, Global"

The Ninth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-9)

The American University of Paris
Department of Comparative Literature / Department of Global Communications
Paris, France
15-17 May 2014

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites
submissions of proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS
annual convention on 15-17 May 2014. The conference will be held at
the American University of Paris in Paris, France.

The conference hopes to be a forum for scholarly work of both breadth
and depth in the field of literary journalism, and all research
methodologies are welcome, as is research on all aspects of literary
journalism and/or literary reportage. For the purpose of scholarly
delineation, our definition of literary journalism is "journalism as
literature" rather than "journalism about literature." The association
especially hopes to receive papers related to the general conference
theme, "Literary Journalism : Local, Regional, National, Global." All
submissions must be in English.

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies is a
multi-disciplinary learned society whose essential purpose is the
encouragement and improvement of scholarly research and education in
Literary Journalism. As an association in a relatively recently
defined field of academic study, it is our agreed intent to be both
explicitly inclusive and warmly supportive of a variety of scholarly

Details of the programs of previous annual meetings can be found at


(a) Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other
format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted. For a
proposal template, please see

(b) Panel proposals should contain the panel title, possible
participants and their affiliation and e-mail addresses, and a
description of the panel’s subject. The description should be
approximately 250 words in length.
(c) Panels are encouraged on any topic related to the study, teaching
or practice of literary journalism. For helpful definitions, please


All panel proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which they
contribute to the study of literary journalism, clarity of purpose,
and the research timeliness of the topic. Examples of past panel
topics include "Literary Journalism and War," Women’s Reportage and
Public Memory," "The Ethics and Politics of the Profile," and "Reading
True Stories : Undergraduate Experiences with Literary Journalism."

Please submit proposals for panels to :

Prof. Rob Alexander, Brock University (Canada)
2013 IALJS-8 Program Chair ; e-mail :

Deadline for all submissions : No later than 1 December 2013

Dr. Robert Alexander, Associate Professor
Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Studies Program
Affiliated Member, M.A. Program in Social Justice and Equity Studies
Department of English Language and Literature
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1

E-mail :
Phone : (905) 688-5550 ext. 3886