Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, World Literatures and Comparative Studies

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Literatures and Comparative 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 World Literatures and Comparative Studies available this year (there are other sessions, too, so take a look around!):

  • 21st-Century Literature
  • Auteurial (Self)-Enactment in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Culture
  • Bildung in the Latinx and Hispanophone Worlds
  • Comparative Literature
  • Continental Romanticism
  • Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space
  • Engaging with Audiences and the Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Folklore and Mythology
  • Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Literature & the Other Arts
  • Literature and Religion
  • Literatures of Crisis
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature and Culture
  • Representations of Irishness in the 21st Century: "Boundaries Between Past & Present"
  • The City in Literature & Culture
  • Translation Studies
  • Who’s Been Eating Off My Plate? Eating and Drinking in Myth and Fairy Tales

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).

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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