Reconceptualization of National Identity in Diasporic Literature, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the ways in which national trauma and the subsequent expansion of a nation's diaspora act as a cohesive force of continued cultural identity within various forms of public discourse (such as literature, film, music, etc). Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010.