PAMLA 2011 Science Fiction Division (Extension to April 18th)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association has extended its deadline until April 18th for the PAMLA 2011 conference, held this year at Scripps College, in Claremont, California.

All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division:


A few official stipulations:

* Members may only deliver one paper at the conference. You may submit more than one proposal, but as soon as you accept an invitation, you must inform the organizers of the other sessions that you are no longer eligible to present in their sessions.
* Papers may not be read in absentia.
* Participation in the conference requires payment of PAMLA 2011 membership dues by May 1 and the separate conference registration fee by September 15.


About the conference venue:
Scripps College

Founded by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1926, Scripps is the women's college of The Claremont Colleges. Scripps women lay claim to the best of both worlds: a superb liberal arts education on one of America's most beautiful college campuses as well as the opportunity to take advantage of educational and co-curricular offerings at four coed colleges literally next door to one another.

The Claremont Colleges is a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions, with a combined enrollment of about 7,000 students. In addition to Scripps College, the cluster includes Pomona College (established 1887), Claremont Graduate University (established 1925), Claremont McKenna College (1946), Harvey Mudd College (1955), and Pitzer College (1963). The seventh member of the consortium, the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (1997), is located nearby. The seven institutions jointly support central facilities, including libraries; share a common academic calendar; open their courses to one another's students; and cooperate in sponsoring special programs. This allows students to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small, residential college while still having access to the resources of a larger university.

The charming town of Claremont is located about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Learn more about Scripps College at


About the official hotel accommodations:

The Doubletree Hotel Claremont, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains between Southern California's dynamic Inland Empire and the Los Angeles Basin on Historic Route 66, is just blocks from Scripps College (the site of our conference), 10 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT), and approximately an hour from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). More info is available at
I look forward to your proposals and to another great conference!



Mark Young

Presiding Officer, Science Fiction Division

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Department of English

University of California, Riverside