Presentation lengths

– Colloquia – 1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors (Part A and B is possible, thus 6-10 contributors)

– General paper sessions – Approx. 20-25 minutes each with 1 contributor, which includes 5 minutes for questions/responses

– Posters – to be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA

Abstract Submission Guidelines

– 18-word maximum presentation title

– 400-word maximum abstract, including references

– Colloquia: Upload the abstract for the colloquium, in the submissions box. The abstract must contain both the main description of the colloquium, as well as a summarized description of each individual paper to be presented within the colloquium. This information must include the names and affiliations of each author and presenter, the title of each respective session/presentation, as well as any other information believed relevant.

– For individual papers submitted for review and acceptance into the general sessions, the first author will be the nominated ‘Corresponding Author’, but can also be a ‘Presenting author’ when completing the profile.

– Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting author, non-presenting author, chair, or discussant.

Evaluation of proposals

Proposals for individual papers, posters, and colloquia will be evaluated by the CALA Review Committee, with criteria as follows:

– Appropriateness and significance of the topic to CALA themes

– Originality/significance/impact of the research

– Clarity/coherence of research concerns, theoretical and analytical framework(s), description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions, rhetoric, and exegesis as a whole

– For colloquia, importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, and its coherence of and with individual presentations.

– All abstracts for presentations within the colloquia will not be peer reviewed by the CALA review committee, but are expected to be at a standard commensurate to the parent colloquium abstract, which will be peer reviewed by the CALA review committee. Thus, the acceptance of the colloquium, and hence all presentations and discussions within that colloquium, becomes predicated on the success of the review of the main proposal for that colloquium, submitted by the main organizers of the respective colloquium.

– All abstracts for general sessions, which are selected and placed by the CALA selection committee, will be double blind reviewed.

Conditions of Submissions

– A participant may be first author/presenter in a maximum of two presentations, be it individual papers, posters, or papers within colloquia.

– In addition, a participant may act as chair, discussant, or co-author in one further presentation.

– Alternatively, participants may act as first author/presenter in one presentation, and chair, discussant, or co-author in a maximum of two other presentations.

– All proposals must present or interpret original work otherwise yet unavailable.

– The language of the CALA is English. However, abstracts may be submitted in any language, but together with an English translation.

– Presenters can present in any language, but must prepare an English translation for the presentation.

– The CALA Committee will assign all relevant schedules to accepted individuals and groups.

– Presenters must register and pay prior to June 25, 2021, to confirm their place at the CALA 2021, and hence for their presentations to be confirmed in the program.

– Presenters are required to organize their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The CALA Organizers have secured accommodation at various locations around the city (see link for accommodation), details of which will be available for booking when registering for the CALA.