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PAMLA 2016: "Queering Terror" (Abstract Due 6/10/16; Conference 11/11/16-11/13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA 2016, Special Session

Institutional sponsor: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Chair: Stephanie Gibbons, Independent Scholar; Aaron DeRosa, Assistant Professor of 20th/21st C. American Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Title: Queering Terror

Abstract (50 words): If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

PAMLA 2016: The New Italians: Migrant Stories in Literature and Film (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

In recent years Italy has acquired a heterogeneous population that has become the centre of political manipulations but also of artistic expressions by Italian authors and migrants alike. This session invites critical reflections on literary and cinematic expressions by or about the new Italians. Comparative approaches are also welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: The Memory Factory: Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory: (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Hollywood films frequently mine the historical archive for stories to enthrall their audiences. This panel interrogates what effect the material conditions of Hollywood filmmaking, such as funding concerns, film length, dramatic or narrative conventions, and celebrity, have on the populace’s conception of historical memory.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016: The Business of the Italian Program (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session will discuss the strategies and innovations that undergraduate programs in Italian are implementing to remain relevant and meaningful in academia and beyond. The session welcomes presentations that focus on pedagogical approaches, models of disciplinary and cultural entrepreneurship, and community outreach projects that expand the role of the Italian program today.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016: Terrorism, Immigration and the Non-West (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

The West is caught in an intractable ideological struggle with ISIS and the Non-West where the stake is liberal consensus and hegemony. With reference to literary and theoretical texts, and visual culture, this panel explores the rise of ISIS and the failure of Western Liberalism as a new feature of postmodern culture and politics.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA

PAMLA 2016: Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session welcomes papers on all aspects of the teaching of writing across disciplines. Topics may include writing pedagogy, designing assignments, assessment, curriculum, innovative uses of technology to teach writing, theory, faculty development, history of WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum/Disciplines), interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, and administration.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

PAMLA 2016: Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Pjewish Culture and Literature in trans-Iberia. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Queering Terror (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to gay, lesbian, and trangender literatures. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Nordic Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel is broadly inclusive and interested in papers from scholars working in fields related to Nordic literatures and cultures (Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Aland Islands), at home and abroad. This year, we are particularly interested in papers related to any aspect of Folklore, Mythology, and Old Norse Literature, on the one hand, and those related to the genre of the Nordic Noir or Detective Fiction, on the other. All papers, however, are welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

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