Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due April 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA--Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

November 1-3, 2013, San Diego, CA

“FATHER LANDS, MOTHER COUNTRIES, AND WARDS OF THE (NATION) STATE”

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 PAMLA’s 2013 conference theme, “Stages of Life,” this year’s Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel invites papers with a focus on U.S. paternalism, infantilization, and/or imperial-familial discourses domestically or abroad.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2013

Please submit one-page proposal (4,000 character limit) along with a short program abstract (500 character limit) via PAMLA’s online submission form:
http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Please direct all queries for this session to:

Melanie Hernandez
melanieh@u.washington.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond