Architecture and Literature (PAMLA Convention, Oct. 19-20, 2012) Deadline: April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John D. Schwetman / University of Minnesota Duluth
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Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

We are seeking proposals for a panel titled "Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" that will take place at the 2012 annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Seattle, Washington on October 19-20, 2012. Proposals are welcome on literary works across a broad variety of genres and time periods.

Please submit proposals via the online form available at "" by April 22, 2012.