ASAL conference image courtesy of artist Zhou Xiaoping.

FULL CFP for the 2017 Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) conference that has a theme/focus on China: asal-2017-call-for-papers (.pdf)

WHEN: 11-14 July 2017  |  WHERE: Melbourne 

The 2017 ASAL conference will ask its presenters to continue to think about Australian literature at home and in the world following on from recent conferences highlighting the worldingof Australian literature, the centrality of indigenous literature, and the changing imperatives and pressures in the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and beyond. This conference asks contributors to look inwards and outwards: examining the continuing fascination with place, context and locality in the face of the global.

One of the highest concentrations of Australian Studies centres in the world is in China. This conference invites Chinese and Australian scholars of Australian literature to come together with other international scholars of Australian literature to examine the teaching and study of Australian literature in the context of this transnational interest.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017

Submit the following to with subject heading “ASAL Conference”:

  1. Title of Paper
  2. 250 word abstract
  3. Name, position, organisation and brief biography (100 words maximum)

For enquiries, please contact Faiza Muhammad Fauzi, Senior Project Officer, Research, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University by phone 03 9479 1944 or email