Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, American Literature/Studies

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 14, 2019 to November 17, 2019
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Literature, Cultural History / Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Literature/Studies Proposals

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"
Abstract Proposal Deadline: Monday, June 10
Conference Early Bird Payment/PAMLA Membership Deadline: Monday, July 15
Late Conference Payment Fees: After Tuesday, October 1
Final Deadline for Membership/Conference Payments to be listed on the program: Tuesday, October 15

You may now View the 2019 PAMLA Conference Call for Papers List with over 160 approved sessions, and submit an abstract.

The 2019 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 14-17 weekend, in beautiful San Diego, California once again! Do consider joining us at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel this year, and as many PAMLA attendees can attest, the conference itself is sure to be an incredibly enjoyable, friendly, and rigorous experience for scholars at all stages in their professional careers. Go to https://www.pamla.org/2019 for more information. See also our General Membership tab for PAMLA newcomers here: https://pamla.org/2019/general-membershippayment-policies!


At this time, you may now Submit a Proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference via our new conference and registration portal at https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/home/cfp. To submit an abstract, you will first need to Create a User Account. When you create your account, you'll be able to choose one of the many affiliations we have on file, or if your affiliation isn't available, choose "Not Listed" and then type your affiliation in.

Additionally, note just a few of the sessions dedicated to American Literature available this year (there are many more, so take a look around!):

  • American Literature 1865 to 1945    
  • American Literature 1945 to the Present
  • American Literature before 1865
  • Literature of the American West (sponsored by the Western Literature Association)
  • Bicentennial Melville
  • Reflexive Altered Spaces in the Anthropocene
  • Motherhood in Contemporary American Literature
  • A Celebration of W.S. Merwin's Poetry

Along with the many new sessions we have this year, we now offer multiple Session Formats and sessions are searchable via Subject Area (such as American, Asian, Film and Media Studies, and German). Our Conference Theme is "Send in the Clowns," but paper proposals not related to the theme are welcome. 

Should you have any questions about our conference or proposal system, please email or call PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin (director@pamla.org or 626-354-7526), PAMLA Assistant Director David John Boyd (communications@pamla.org), or PAMLA Communications Officer Russell McDermott (support@pamla.org). We look forward to your submissions for this year's 2019 PAMLA Conference!

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