OpportunitiesACES Annual Conference

UG Opportunities ACES Annual Conference

ACES 11th Annual Conference
May 24, 2023
Kaplan Hall 193
Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: April 28, 2023


The Department of English will hold its 11th Annual ACES Conference on May 24, 2023. The Academic Conference for English Students provides a collaborative forum for students of literature to give oral presentations of their research and creative work. The Undergraduate Committee invites and encourages all English and American Literature and Culture majors and English minors to submit for consideration the best academic essays or examples of creative writing on any topic or theme they have produced in an English course at UCLA. This includes work that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, for a course, as well as independent academic or creative proposals. Students in related fields of literary, linguistic, film, or cultural studies are also encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

Students whose work is accepted will be assigned to a panel of other speakers and a moderator. They will deliver their presentations at a designated time on the day of the conference, with consecutive panels and roundtable presentations held throughout the day.




Submissions can be any length, however, accepted papers must be edited before the conference to fit the 15-minute time slot allocated for each speaker. That means final papers of about 7.5 typed, double-spaced pages or no more than 2,000 words. (Creative writing submissions may be shorter than this required limit).

Students should include the course number and professor name with their submission, if the work originated for a UCLA course.

To submit your work for consideration, please use the webform below.

Acceptance notifications will arrive via email in mid-May.

Departmental Honors students completing theses in Winter/Spring 2023 should contact Departmental Honors Director Sarah Kareem for participation guidelines for the Departmental Honors showcase, a related event designed for Honors program participants, date to be determined soon.


2023 ACES Submission Form

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.