Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 31, 2012

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)



This special session welcomes submissions that deploy comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. This session is particularly intended for those papers that are not easily categorized within one specific ethnic subfield because the analysis attempts to read texts or artifacts across ethnicities in the service of a pan-ethnic American studies.

In keeping with this year's conference theme, "Migration, Immigration, and Movement" this panel invites submissions for papers that focus on embodiment and negotiations of physical space in conversation with U.S. nationalism(s).

Submission deadline: March 31, 2012

Please submit proposals (approximately 300 words) via PAMLA's online submission form:

Please direct all queries for this session to:

Melanie Hernandez

Presenters will need to become members of PAMLA by May 1, 2012.