Past Conferences


The annual meeting of IALJS is an international conference devoted to the scholarly study, teaching and practice of literary journalism. The deadline for submission of research papers, work-in-progress abstracts and panel proposals for the annual conference is early December, and the two-and-a-half day event, open to both faculty and students, is traditionally held in mid-May. In addition, IALJS actively participates in the conferences of a number of other learned societies, sponsoring sessions focusing on related aspects of literary journalism.

ESSE-12
(European Society for the Study of English)
Roundtable: “Literary Journalism: Explaining Second Cities to Themselves”
29 August – 2 September 2014, Košice to Slovakia

AEJMC-97
(Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
Workshop: “What’s Old is New Again: Literary Journalism’s Modern Renaissance”
6-9 August 2013, Montreal, Canada

IALJS-9
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Local, Regional, National, Global”
15-17 May 2014, American University of Paris, France

ACLA-29
(American Comparative Literature Association)
Seminar: “Global Literary Journalism and Its Capitals”
20-23 March 2014, New York University, New York, U.S.A.

AEJMC-96
(Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism and the Politics of Transparency”
8-11 August 2013, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

IALJS-8
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Text and Context”
16-18 May 2013, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

ACLA-28
(American Comparative Literature Association)
Seminar: “Positioning Global Literary Journalism”
4-7 April 2013, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada

ESSE-11
(The European Society for the Study of English)
Roundtable: “Literary Journalism: Borders and Boundaries”
4-7 September 2012, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

IALJS-7
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story”
17-19 May 2012, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont., Canada

ACLA-27
(American Comparative Literature Association)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism and Catastrophe”
29 March – 1 April 2012, Brown University, Providence, R.I., U.S.A.

AEJMC-95
(Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism: Telling Stories, Defining Citizenship”
10-13 August 2011, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.

IALJS-6
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis”
12-14 May 2011, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

ACLA-26 (American Comparative Literature Association)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism in a Global Context”
31 March – 3 April 2011, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

SEC-36 (AEJMC South East Colloquium)
Seminars: “Literary Journalism and the Politics of Reform” and “Global Perspectives on Literary Journalism and Social Justice”
17-19 March 2011, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, U.S.A.

ESSE-10 (The European Society for the Study of English)
Seminar: “History and Literary Journalism”
24-28 August 2010, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

IALJS-5
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects”
20-22 May 2010, Roehampton University, London, U.K.

IALJS-4
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Past, Present and Future”
14-16 May 2009, Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A.

ACLA-24 (American Comparative Literature Association)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism Across Cultures”
26-29 March 2009, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.

ESSE-9 (The European Society for the Study of English)
Seminar: “Literary Journalism and the Canon”
22–26 August 2008, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark

IALJS-3
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy”
15–17 May 2008, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (TULisbon), Lisbon, Portugal

IALJS-2
Annual Conference: “Literary Journalism in an International Context”
18–19 May 2007, Institut D’études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France

IALJS-1
Annual Conference: “Celebrating The Jungle: A Century of Literary Journalism throughout the World”
19–20 May 2006, Nancy-Université, Nancy, France