Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2017

Full name / name of organization: American Literature Association
Contact email:
The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) seeks proposals for the panel “Speculative Fictions and Socio-Ecologies of the Americas” to be held at the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts on 25-28 May 2017.

This panel seeks submissions that examine the ways in which North American, Caribbean, Central American, and South American authors have used the conventions and techniques of speculative fiction (including science fiction and magical realism) to represent and respond to socio-ecological circumstances, events, and issues.

By 13 January 2017, please send 300-500 word abstracts and one-page CVs to Nicole Merola at Please include your contact information, academic affiliation, and any A/V requests.

This ALA panel is sponsored by ASLE. While you do not need to be a member of ASLE to submit a proposed abstract for an ALA panel, presenters must be or become ASLE members before the ALA conference in order to participate in an ASLE-sponsored panel.