Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, Genre and Audience Studies

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Genre and Audience 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"
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

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, with more than 160 sessions approved.

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

  • Autobiography
  • Children's Literature
  • Comics and Graphic Narratives
  • Gothic
  • Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry: Insurrections and Achievements (Robert Lowell Society Sponsored)
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Travel and Literature

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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