CFP: Oceanic Literature and Culture (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.

The theme of this year's conference is "Familiar Spirits." Papers submitted to this panel may also wish to but are not required to bring in this topic as well. Considering that Oceanic literature and culture often raises questions of indigeneity, this might be a welcome addition.

For more information about the conference or to propose a paper (deadline May 15 at midnight), go to: You will need to create an account in order to submit your proposal. Be sure to select "Oceanic Literature and Culture" from the "Topic Area" if you wish to be considered for inclusion in this specific panel. Questions? Contact Leanne Day (

The 2014 PAMLA Conference will be held in sunny Riverside, California from Friday, October 31, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.