Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Culture, Identity, and Immigration in the United States and Europe'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
José I. Alvarez Fernandez, Emmanuel College
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: Culture, Identity, and Immigration in the United States and Europe
Presiding Officer: José I. Alvarez Fernandez, Emmanuel College, alvarjo@emmanuel.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

This panel will touch upon issues related to culture, identity, and immigration in the United States and Europe. The panel will examine the dynamics that develop (both real and imaginary) in the interaction between national identity and immigrant groups in a variety of cultural products (text, songs, movies, etc.). To what extent is the nation and the nation-state identity reinforced or modified by the distinctiveness and the differentiation from groups or individuals who don't belong to the in-group? Some other key concepts that presenters may want to explore in this panel can include race, stereotypes, assimilation, immigrant reality, distance, space, movement, and memory—historical and personal.

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.