CFP: Pacific Coast Philology Essays

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

If you have a scholarly essay dealing with any number of topics, please consider submitting it in article form to Pacific Coast Philology (PCP), PAMLA’s journal. PCP is a refereed journal published by the Pennsylvania State University Press. It is highly respected as a scholarly venue and has been established for over a half-century. The link to PCP's editors is available at


In addition to PCP's regular issue, John M. Ganim, past PAMLA president, will be editing a special issue organized around the theme, “Archives, Libraries, Properties.” So if you have a paper related to that topic, please send an email to . He will be able to respond relatively quickly about whether he can consider it for the special issue of PCP. Of course, you can still submit it to PCP for its regular issue.


Additionally, PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin and Steven Gould Axelrod, former PAMLA President, are co-editing a special issue of PCP focusing on “Post-Family Studies.” If you have a paper that rethinks the family in new ways, or explores new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family, please send your paper or an abstract and tentative title to Craig Svonkin at . Papers that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome. Papers might explore the effects of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, region, ideology, history, or nation on the family and its depiction; the formation or deconstruction of familial ideologies; family mythologizing; shifting depictions of the family; or reconceptualizing the family in a post-Victorian, post-Freudian, post-Modern, post-Colonial, post-heteronormative, or anti-bourgeois manner.

Please contact Craig Svonkin at if you have questions.

Essay proposals should include the following, and should be emailed to Craig Svonkin at cover page with author’s name, affiliation, and a brief biography, plus the title of the essay. If your essay is complete, please send a 5,000 to 7,000 word separate document with a brief abstract, a list of four to seven keywords, and the proposed paper.

In preparing manuscripts, please follow the MLA Style Manual.