The ACLA is Coming to UCLA

Published: September 15, 2017
The American Comparative Literature Association is coming to UCLA and we have plenty to do as hosts!

The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California between March 29th and April 1st, 2018.

The ACLA’s annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. This structure allows each participant to be a full member of one seminar, and to sample other seminars during the remaining time blocks. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The conference also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and other events.


The ACLA offers several types of travel grants for ACLA members attending the annual ACLA conference.

  • ACLA Travel Grants ($200.00 each)
  • ACLA Travel Grants for Graduate Students ($200 each)
  • Haskell Block Grant [for International Graduate Students ONLY] (2 offered per year at $500 each)

The ACLA will begin accepting travel grant applications for the 2018 Annual Meeting at UCLA AFTER the seminars for the 2018 Annual Meeting have been selected.  The seminar selections process should be complete in September 2017, and travel grant applications will be open at that time to those whose papers have been accepted for the 2018 Annual Meeting.  THE TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS WILL CLOSE AT A DATE TO BE DETERMINED AS WE APPROACH THE START OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

To create your travel grant application, please log in to your ACLA account (  Once logged in, select the “Your Travel Grant” tab.
You will find the application link there.

More information can be found at the ACLA official site.