Veterans Studies - Perceptions on the World Stage

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2018
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PAMLA 2018 Special Session

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. All the world is a ‘stage’ for military personnel and their families. Their stories and experiences as they ‘act’ in foreign locations is a rich part of human culture that veterans bring with them when they return to civilian life. This special session invites papers that explore the many facets of the military experience including literature, theatre, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

In addition to presenting at this session, you are invited to submit completed papers to the Journal of Veterans Studies, “an open-access, peer-reviewed journal…whose goals are to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.”

The meeting occurs during the Veterans Day national holiday in a region that proudly features Joint Base Lewis McChord, Bremerton and Everett Naval Stations, Bangor Naval Submarine Base, US Coast Guard District 13, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and a host of National Guard units statewide.

Applicants may submit their proposal via the online system, which should be available via the website by the beginning of March 2018. The deadline to submit paper proposals is May 30, 2018. Advance submissions with a 50 word abstract and a 500 word proposal may be emailed to for consideration.