PAMLA 2019 CFP: "The Clowns of Downing Street: Brexit Literature and the Citizens of Nowhere"

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Call for Papers
November 14, 2019 to November 17, 2019
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Political History / Studies, World History / Studies


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"

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.

Session: The Clowns of Downing Street: Brexit Literature and the Citizens of Nowhere (
Presiding Officer: Julie Briand, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: June 10th

Panel abstract: This session seeks papers that engage with British and European literatures or texts that examine and express fears and anxieties of Brexit and its far-right populism. Additionally, this session will consider papers that focus on the 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” which may involve Brexit literatures (or texts) that engage with satire, humor, or the carnivalesque.

Note: Feel free to submit a session regardless of the conference theme, and please contact me with any questions or concerns about the panel.

Moreover, for those also interested in other sessions related to British or Anglophone literatures, see and search for this area of study! We look forward to your submission!

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