The Maritime Novel

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
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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 session on the maritime novel may include (but isn't limited to) the following topics: the role of the novel in exploration, trade, colonization, empire; masculinities at sea; cartography; contact zones; the relation between fact and fiction in maritime narratives; formal dimensions of maritime narrative. Papers that concern the Pacific are especially welcome. Submit proposals to Beverly Voloshin ( or online by April 5 at