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

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Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
mstonis@csulb.edu

Call for Papers

2011 Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Claremont, California
November 5-6, 2011

Session Title:
Converting Cultures, Building the Empire:
American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries

The Presiding Officer of the aforementioned session at the 2011 annual conference of Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites proposals for individual papers. American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert others around the world. This session 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. Furthermore, this session seeks to discuss various cultural perspectives and the broadening of the canon of United States history to include international events that contributed to the growth of the American empire. Possible comprehensive paper topics are not limited to architecture; art; children; class; education; fashion; food; gender; leisure; literature; missionary presses; music; race; or your area of research.

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 a paper title; a brief abstract (approximately 40 words); and a proposal (approximately 500 words) to the PAMLA Online Proposal System at http://www.pamla.org/2011/ by March 25, 2011.

Inquiries may be directed to Michelle Stonis, the Presiding Officer of this session, at mstonis@csulb.edu

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.

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