Call For Papers


The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

   We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

   We offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic field of postcolonial studies.

   We invite proposals in both thematic (migration, diaspora studies, etc.) and geographic (Eurabia, South Asia, etc.) areas:

  • Postcolonial Studies: Where Were We? Where Are We? Where To Now?
  • Perspectives and Current Practices in Postcolonial Pedagogy
  • Bioethics, Ecology, Ecocriticism, Health and Wellness
  • Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
  • Region, Religion, Politics, and Culture
  • History and Historiography
  • War and Terrorism
  • Race, Racism, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity
  • Ethics, Economics, and Globalization
  • Pedagogy and the Disciplines
  • Intersections of Francophone and Anglophone Literatures
  • Postcolonial, Liberation, and Transnational Literatures, Arts, and the Media

Or any other aspect of the British Commonwealth of nations, or of countries formerly colonized by other European powers.


Deadline for proposal submissions: November 1, 2017.
Notification of acceptance: completed by December 1, 2017.

Information For Potential Presenters

Abstracts of 300 words maximum are required via the online submission form.
A biographical statement for each presenter is required, including the presenter's academic affiliation. Please include this with your abstract.
Panels should be designed for 75 minutes; individual papers for 15-minute delivery — maximum. Proposals for panels should include an abstract for each paper with complete information on each presenter.


Use THIS LINK to access the proposal submission form.

Registration Fees

Regular Registration (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $150.00
Graduate Student / Retiree (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $120.00
One-day / Guest: contact for details