DEADLINE EXTENDED 120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

deadline for submissions: 
June 29, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Middleton
contact email: 


The deadline has been extended until June 29th.  


120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

PAMLA, founded as the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast in 1899, and the western affiliate of the Modern Language Association, is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages, literatures, and cultures.

PAMLA 2023 Conference Theme

PAMLA 2023 looks to a figure born in 1899 as the exemplary writer for our times: Jorge Luis Borges, the great Argentine essayist, storyteller, and poet, whose life works might best be considered as an ideology and literary theory unto itself.

Therefore, the 2023 PAMLA Conference theme is “Shifting Perspectives.” 

The Romanticism session seeks papers that examine any aspect of Romanticism, whether German, French, English, or in other languages (although we ask that papers and proposals be primarily in English). We are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives.”

 Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

· Romantic ecologies and human/nature entanglements

· The intersection of Romanticism and the environmental humanities

· Rethinking Romanticism via a political, Marxist, queer, or new-Historical lens

· Ruins and disasters

· Post-apocalyptic worlds


Please submit your abstract through the PAMLA portal ( by June 29, 2023.