Call for Papers


Call for papers is now closed.


We invite papers that engage with literature and literary criticism as a network where a network, is understood very broadly as a group or system of interconnected people or things. Given that this conference seeks to bring together scholars who work in and between a variety of national literatures, literary, media and cultural histories, we encourage submissions that engage with and exemplify the rich variety of critical and creative practices currently being undertaken under the aegis of ‘literary studies’ in a contemporary Australian context.

Papers might consider literature’s engagement with any of the following:

  • Acoustics, aesthetics or the visual
  • Affect, emotion or contagion
  • Animals, the environment or space/place
  • Appetite, consumption or food
  • Communities or creative practice
  • Communication, technology, transport or trade
  • Festivals, public events or publishing
  • Film, media, new media or television
  • Gender, sexuality or corporeality
  • Indigeneity, ethnicity, citizenship or diaspora
  • Institutions – writers, students or scholars
  • Neurology, cognition or the body
  • Reading, reception or research   


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Due date for proposals: 31 January 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2015
Email: Leigh Dale

  • Proposal should include title, abstract (150 words), followed by name and email address, included in the email (not as attachments).
  • Abstracts should be accompanied by a 100-word biography, which starts with the presenter’s name.

Please note:

  • Paper presenters will need to register to attend the convention;
  • Presenters should deliver papers for twenty (20)  minutes, allowing ten (10) minutes for questions. Presenters who take longer than twenty (20) minutes will have a reduced question time.
  • We particularly welcome proposals for panel sessions, as three x twenty(20) minute papers, on any topic related to Literary Networks.  
Last reviewed: 16 February, 2015