PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

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Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

This session seeks papers that investigate articulations of home in literatures of diaspora, migration, immigration, exile, and dislocation. How do these literatures of movement construct home both as place as well as metaphor? How do these articulations negotiate with nation, community, memory, belonging and identity? How does the house and the domestic space function as a site of nostalgia, transformative nationalism and resistance in literatures that deal with statelessness and refugeehood?

The conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012. The submission deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2012 .
Proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2012 via the PAMLA website's 2012 conference form available at Please send any enquiries to Diviani Chaudhuri at

Participation in the conference requires payment of PAMLA 2012 membership dues by May 1, 2012 and the separate conference registration fee by September 15, 2012. See for details. The conference program will be posted online by October 1, 2012.