The 3rd Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts, 27-29 November 2020, Constanta, Romania – ALECLA 2020

Call for Papers: The 3rd Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts, 27-29 November 2020, Constanta, Romania - ALECLA 2020

Taking place in the ancient city of Tomis where poet Ovid was exiled, this year the Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts – ALECLA 2020, is keeping up with the frontline of COVID-19.

ALECLA 2020 will go with Constanta Literature and the Arts Festival – CLAFest 2020 which will take place between 27-29 November 2020. This year, CLAFest will exclusively feature free in live online events for any age – including book launches, shows, readings, recitals, workshops, masterclasses, musical performances, and dance. CLAFest 2020 intends to be an opportunity for artists and writers to express their beliefs and relation to nature, environment, and climate change. Most of the festival program will be self-generated by its participants. To make a proposal for the festival please contact the Secretariat at


Anticus Multicultural Association in conjunction with its partners.

Dates of the Conference

The conference will take place between November 26th and November 29th, 2020.


Constanta, Romania. We are committed to assessing the situation and not canceling this conference. This year we are bringing in a hybrid fully virtual event. The participants may choose either In-Person Presentation or Virtual Presentation. For Virtual Presentation type:

- After the positive notification of the submitted abstract, the presenter has to send PowerPoint slides of his/her article.

- After a positive review of the submitted PowerPoint slides, on the day of the conference, they will present their work through Zoom online video conferencing.

- The full article will be published and indexed in ALECLA journal.


This year, we are calling for papers that examine any aspect of „Earth, Forest, Water, Air Protection in the Art and Stories of Forgotten Cultures.” Our conference will focus on the significance of the traditional knowledge, beliefs, stories, fairy tales, and arts for the environment, climate change, sustainable development, peace-building, reconciliation, and good governance and the critical risks confronting local cultures.


Disciplines and perspectives are not limited, we aim to create dialogues exceeding the boundaries of the literary, artistic, and philosophical matrix. We, therefore, encourage adherents of environment, climate, literature, language, anthropology, psychology, history, biology, human geography, film studies, art, computer science, political science, physics, and all other areas of study, to feel welcome in not only attending this conference but also in submitting a seminar proposal or a paper.


While the plenary sessions will be held in English, panels can be held either in English, Romanian or Tatar (or its related Central Asian languages).


We welcome proposals for (1) entire panels, (2) individual papers and (3) poster presentations.

1. Organized panels

The Program Committee approves pre-arranged and open panels. Most papers are grouped into twelve-person panels that meet two hours per day for three days of the lecture to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The only restriction is that no panel may have more than 50% graduate students, and none may have more than two participants from the same institution.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words on our webpage at

or send it by e-mail to Deadline: 31 July 2020

2. Individual papers

Papers will be allocated 15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes for questions. You can propose your paper to the panel which is the best fit for it or to an open panel.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at

or use our submission page on

or send it by e-mail to Deadline: 31 August 2020 30 September 2020

3. Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed during the works. Posters must present research projects and results and they should meet academic standards in both content and form. The presentation of the poster should not exceed 10 minutes.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at:

or send it by e-mail to: Deadline: 31 August 2020

Notification Due

All those invited to present will be informed by 1 September 2020 1 October 2020.

Conference Proceedings

A condition of presentation at the conference is the submission of the final paper to be published in the conference proceedings. Deadline for the submission of the final paper is 30 September 2020 31 October 2020 15 December 2020.

Travel Grants Fully Virtual

Anticus Multicultural Association is offering a small number of travel grants (€ 100 each, which will not be issued before arrival) for those needing financial assistance. As a travel grant holder, your conference fee will be waived.

Please note that will have priority:

- disadvantaged background

- distance (EU staff and students are not eligible)

- seminar organizers

- biography and experience

Before applying for the grant please work on your proposal, submit and wait for the notification of acceptance.

Grant Application Form


Registration fee is € 135, payable after notification of acceptance. Deadline 30 September 2020.