PAMLA: Panel CFP: Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held October 19-21 in Seattle, Washington. The theme for this year's forum and many of our special sessions is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement."

In keeping with this theme, the standing panel "Indigenous Literatures and Cultures" is seeking critical and informative papers on indigenous peoples of the world (such as the Maori, Ainu, Native Americans, and First Nations) that address the broad and complex issues of "Migration, Immigration, and Movement." Topics exploring indigenous peoples' cultures and literatures, may include but are not limited to traditional and contemporary literatures, storytelling practices, the intersections of dance and story, the effects of movement on indigenous literatures/cultures, and the effects of globalization on indigenous literatures/cultures.

Please submit your proposals online to
In order to propose a paper, a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract should be submitted online at: by April 22, 2012 (you will first have to register--proposals submitted before the deadline are most welcome).