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Welcome to the website of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS). CACLALS is the first and most established association in Canada devoted to specialized research and creative production in the field of postcolonial studies.

Founded in 1973, the Association was created in response to what was, at this time, identified as the burgeoning field of Commonwealth literature. Today, CACLALS brings together critics, scholars, teachers, students, and creative practitioners who share an interest in postcolonial and global literatures and oratures, as well as the versions of English they employ. Through its affiliation with ACLALS, the Association provides members with an international context for studying Canadian, postcolonial and global literatures and cultures within and beyond the framework of the Canadian academy.

CACLALS is an affiliate of the international Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS). Members of CACLALS automatically acquire membership in the international body.

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Recent News

  • Grad Student Presentation Prize Winner, 2018 -
    Brandi Estey-Burtt (Dalhousie University) wins the 2018 CACLALS Graduate Student Presentation Prize for her paper “Dancing across the Divide: J.M. Coetzee’s Postsecular Embodiment.” Congratulations to Brandi Estey-Burtt, PhD candidate at Dalhousie University, for being selected by judges Drs. Diana Brydon,

CFPs & Conferences

Looking for a listing of CACLALS Conferences, ACLALS or Affiliates conferences? You’ll also find our Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize here. READ MORE →

Membership

Membership is open to any academic, professional, or interested person engaged in the research, teaching, or study of postcolonial literatures and global literatures and oratures. READ MORE →