Change alone is unchanging. — Heraclitus
Creative writers have always engaged with, responded to, and inspired change through writing. In recent years, writers have used fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid forms as vehicles to understand, explain, and rationalise social changes; to observe, communicate, and record moments of significant change; to commemorate or lament personal and global changes. We write from positions of hope, anticipation, or dread, trying to make sense of an ever-changing world.
Papers and creative presentations are encouraged to explore, but are not limited to, the following:
Proposals (maximum 300 words) are invited in two streams:
Note: In a change from previous AAWP conferences, proposed papers will not be subject to peer review. Instead, participants at this year’s conference will have the opportunity to submit presented papers to a peer-reviewed special edition of a scholarly journal (details to follow shortly). A second special edition will invite submissions specifically from postgraduate candidates and early career researchers. Further details will follow shortly. Both special editions will be subject to editorial curation and a peer review process.
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 August 2017. Please use ‘CFP: AAWP2017’ as the subject line. Delegates may also, if they choose, propose their own panels (of three presentations—each 20 minutes in length) on a topic of their choice. Postgraduates are encouraged to submit to the conference. Postgraduates will be offered the chance to speak with senior writing academics outside their immediate university about their direction and any obstacles, and to practice presenting their work. The Postgraduate Prize for most outstanding conference paper (with a creative and a critical stream) will again run.