The Sea Inside: Representations of "el mar" in Spain 1400-2010, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Adrian Perez-Boluda (CalStateNorthridge) & Jasmina Arsova (Pomona College)

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 will analyze Spanish inquests of the sea, as portrayed across different time periods. We are particularly interested in explorations of the "sea" as a:
a)Bridge between cultures and identities,
b)metaphor of a search for personal freedom, and/or
c)symbol of creative borders that celebrate "uncomfortable" identities and expressive modes.
While literary works are the main focus of this session, we welcome papers that relate the literary to the visual arts as well.

Submit proposals online by April 5 at