Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, British and Anglophone Studies

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Call for Papers
November 14, 2019 to November 17, 2019
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS: British and Anglophone 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 for more information. See also our General Membership tab for PAMLA newcomers here:!

At this time, you may now Submit a Proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference via our new conference and registration portal at

Additionally, note just a few of the sessions dedicated to British and Anglophone Studies available this year (there are other sessions, too, so take a look around!):

  • British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century
  • British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century
  • British Literature and Culture: To 1700
  • Middle English Literature, Including Chaucer
  • Old English Literature, Including Beowulf
  • Romanticism
  • Shakespeare and Related Topics
  • The Clowns of Downing Street: Brexit Literature and the Citizens of Nowhere
  • Strange and Dangerous Women: Gendered Rebellion in the Early Modern Era
  • George Eliot Bicentennial
  • Literature of the Oxford Inklings

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 ( or 626-354-7526), PAMLA Assistant Director David John Boyd (, or PAMLA Communications Officer Russell McDermott ( We look forward to your submissions for this year's 2019 PAMLA Conference!

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