Call for proposals: 2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN)

2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN)

January 2-5, 2023

Given the continued prevalence of Covid-19, travel restrictions, rising international conflict, and the uncertain financial constraints faced by many scholars and organizations, the 2023 ISAN will continue as a fully online event. The symposium will occur via Zoom on January 2-5, 2023. Eastern Standard Time (EST) will be used for all symposium activities.

ISAN will provide scholars and practitioners of all experience levels an opportunity to present their autoethnographic and personal narrative projects and to participate in dialogue and sociability with scholars across a variety of disciplines. We invite submissions of papers, performances, and panels to be considered for presentation. Creative and innovative approaches to autoethnography and personal narrative are encouraged.

Submissions might:

• Use autoethnography and/or personal narrative to engage social, political, cultural, and personal issues • Address theoretical or methodological aspects of autoethnography and narrative • Interrogate or advance autoethnographic and narrative practices Submission proposals should take the form of an extended abstract (250-500 words). The deadline to submit a proposal is AUGUST 1, 2022.

The International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry is also accepting nominations for the following awards:

• Outstanding Book Chapter and/or Journal Article • Early Career Award • Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis Resonance Award Award recipients will be recognized at the 2023 ISAN. Nominations for these awards also due AUGUST 1, 2022.

For more information about the symposium, submissions, and award criteria, visit

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