ICAE Abstract Submission


Thank you for submitting your work to the 7th International Conference of Autoethnography. We are excited to be able to hold the conference and excited with the possibilities going online provides

One difference between this years conference and previous years is presenters have the opportunity to present their work live or via a pre-recorded mp4. Please tell us on the form below what you intend to do.

As in previous years, we welcome – installations, dance, music, poetry, films, messy text, collaborations and multimedia presentations, as well as for more traditional academic papers. Please take the following into consideration before submitting your abstract.

  1. Abstract submission: Please submit no more than a 200 word abstract before the 31st May.  We review continuously therefore authors will receive notification regarding their submission within two weeks of submission.
  2. If your abstract is accepted, and you intend to pre-record your submission, it must be an Mp4. file, and be received by us before the 28th June 2020.
  3. Live presentations, papers of all kinds are welcome.

We are all currently facing a  world crisis therefore  it is entirely appropriate for the autoethnographic community to respond to what we are experiencing now. We therefore have two main themes for this years conference, the original RECLAMATION, (see below) and a LOSS, LIVING & HOPE as a consequence of COVID-19 theme. The two of course aren’t mutually exclusive but by situating your work in one of these themes it will help the organising committee schedule the programme and create  signage.

Conference theme:

  • The process or act of claiming something back; of reasserting a right
  • Restoration, regeneration, recapture, recovery, repossession or retrieval
  • Reclamation as an act of telling a continuing narrative with what is salvaged from the wreckage of crisis. Something new.

To submit your abstract or artist statement, please complete the following form (which includes your name, contact details & affiliation). If you are unsure about how to describe your work or experience any problems submitting it please contact Tim Buescher (T.Buescher@hull.ac.uk)

  • Please submit your proposals as soon as possible to secure your place in the programme.
  • We use a “rolling review” process and attempt to review abstract and provide authors/presenters with the outcome of the review within two weeks of submission.
  • Should you not hear from the conference committee within three weeks of submitting your abstract please contact Tim Buescher at the above address.