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

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PAMLA--Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

November 1-3, 2013, San Diego, CA


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:

Please direct all queries for this session to:

Melanie Hernandez