Call for Conference Reviewers – Early American Literature

Early American Literature seeks conference reviewers for the following conferences.  Conference reviews cover panels relevant to EAL’s readership, encompassing the overall range of the event and addressing key themes of particular interest to the reviewer. Conference reviews are generally 1500-2000 words in length, but they can be longer or shorter depending on the scope of the event.

We welcome reviewers at all ranks who study early American literature and encourage recommendations for other conferences with an early American literature presence.  We welcome reviewers for conferences, even if the event will be held virtually.EAL also welcomes proposals for digital conferences, symposia, and/or panel series.  If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Katy Chiles at  Please include the conference you’d like to review and a brief description (50 words) of your scholarly interests.


Collecting, Curating, and Consuming American Popular Graphic Arts Yesterday and Today.  Library Company of Philadelphia, March 2022

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), March 2022

C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists Seventh Biennial Conference, March 2022

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Regional gatherings, March-June 2022

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, March 2022

Pursuing Wellness: Medicine and Healing in New England, Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College, March 2022

The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), April 202

SEA Seminar Series: Early American Studies Scholarship Beyond The Book; Friday, April 15

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), April 2022

Organization of American Historians (OAH), April 2022

The Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, April 2022

“New Worlds, Old Worlds, Lost Worlds: Picturing Prehistory in American Art and Visual Culture,” Institut national d’histoire de l’art. The conference is organized by Jonathan Dentler, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, and by the Université Paris Nanterre (HAR) and the Université de Paris (LARCA). April 2022.

“Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place,” University of Waterloo, May 2022

BrANCA 5th Biennial Symposium: Opening Up; King’s College London and online, Friday 13th – Saturday 14th May 2022

Research Society for American Periodicals, May 2022

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, May 2022

American Literature Association, May 2022

Bearing Untold Stories Symposium, Lancaster University, May 2022

“Open Data: Reuse, Redistribution, and Risk,” American Philosophical Society, June 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), June 2022

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC), June 2022

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), July 2022

Fifth International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, September 2022

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, September 2022

American Studies Association (ASA), October 2022

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (BrANCA), December 2022