Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Poetry and Poetics'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Reed, University of Washington
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Poetry and Poetics
Presiding Officer: Brian Reed, University of Washington, bmreed@u.washington.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

We are open to a wide range of paper topics dealing with poetics, but are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience, in connection to the session's topic of poetics, are particularly welcome.

Possible topics could also include, but are not limited to: styles of acting across time and media; naturalist or anti-realist techniques of performance and stagecraft; the staging of everyday life; social roles and role play (e.g., Goffman's presentation of self in everyday life); performativity and technologies of mediation; the (non)performance of verse drama; dramatic monologues and persona poems in/as performance; the poetry reading as a variety of theater; poets as/and playwrights.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.