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. CACLALS meets annually at Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, hosted by different universities across Canada each year. Members become part of the most established research collective in Canada devoted to postcolonial studies, which provides a supportive and collaborative community of scholars, teachers, critics and creative practitioners.
CACLALS is also closely associated with other literary associations in Canada, including ACCUTE, ACQL and ILSA, who regularly coordinate reading events, roundtables and other scholarly collaborations at Congress, and serve as cognate associations year-round.
Graduate student proposals for the annual conference are considered for the Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize.
Members of CACLALS automatically acquire membership in ACLALS, the international Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS), of which CACLALS is an affiliate. Members from ACLALS’ branches around the world convene in a triennial conference hosted by a Commonwealth country, bringing together one of the world’s largest bodies of scholars, teachers, artists and critics devoted to the study of postcolonial and global literatures.