CFP: Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference

Deadline: November 15, 2023

The annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) is pleased to invite scholars from all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for individual papers and panels at its annual meeting, to be held this year from Thursday, April 18th through Saturday, April 20th. The Thursday session will feature virtual panels, while the Friday and Saturday sessions will be in-person.

Founded in 1948, the KFLC is one of the country’s longest-running literary, linguistics, pedagogy, and technology conferences, and we host over 650 participants annually. The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. This year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Translation Studies, and all fields of Linguistics. Plus, April is a fantastic time to visit the Bluegrass State (horse races, pleasant weather, and bourbon!). 

Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

  • Innovations in Teaching Language and Culture 
  • Literature, Linguistics, Folklore or Digital Culture 
  • Visual Arts, Cinema Studies, Music, Media, Dance or Performance Studies 
  • Historical, Social and Political Contexts  

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words. We will also consider proposals for panels of 5 papers. The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants. Each participant must submit an individual abstract using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  For general information about the conference and paper presentation guidelines, and to submit abstracts and panel proposals by November 15th, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST, please visit our website:

Please reach out to me directly if you have any further questions!