ACLALS was started in 1964 with a conference at the University of Leeds,
and officially accredited to The Commonwealth in 2005.
The objectives of ACLALS are to promote and coordinate Commonwealth Literature Studies, organize seminars and workshops, arrange lectures by writers and scholars, publish a newsletter about activities in the field of Commonwealth Literature, and hold one conference triennially.
The next conference will be held in 2007 in Vancouver, Canada.
Membership in ACLALS is offered through its local branches in Commonwealth countries. Please contact the chairpersons of the branches listed on the ABOUT page.
These are the chapters of ACLALS worldwide:
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South Africa (SAACLALS)
Sri Lanka (SLACLALS)
South Pacific (SPACLALS)
West Indies (WIACLALS)
and USA ( USACLALS)