[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

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Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Architecture
Art
Children
Class
Education
Fashion
Food
Gender
Leisure
Literature
Missionary presses
Music
Race
Topic of your choosing

Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History, English, Cultural Studies, and Women's Studies are encouraged to submit.

For consideration, submit the following to the PAMLA Online Proposal System at http://www.pamla.org/2011/ by March 25, 2011:

Paper title
Brief abstract (approximately 40 words)
Proposal (approximately 500 words)

PAMLA is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages and literatures. Anyone interested in language and literary studies may become a member.