PAMLA Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010; special session proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2009)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Interested parties may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.

Special session topics may deal with any topic not covered by standing session topics (for the list of standing sessions, and for more information about how to propose a special topic, please see the PAMLA bylaws: ). Since PAMLA has standing sessions in general areas (such as Asian American Literature, Autobiography, Chaucer and Related Topics, Children's Literature, Comparative Literature, Comparative Media, Composition and Rhetoric, Critical Theory, East-West Literary Relations, English (to 1700), Film and Literature, Film Studies, Germanics, and Italian) it is important to have a more specific focus in designing a special session.

PAMLA members may propose special sessions on any literary, language, or cultural topic, but PAMLA is particularly requesting special session proposals dealing with the topic "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific."

Special Session proposals for 2010's PAMLA Conference in Hawaii are due to PAMLA First Vice-President, Sabine Wilke (University of Washington), by December 15, 2009: . Please send a title and abstract of approximately thirty-five words.

Should the topic be approved, the proposer will act as presiding officer for the session and will be responsible for publicizing the session (the session will also be listed on PAMLA's website), inviting participants, judging and accepting or rejecting paper proposals, designing the program, and submitting it to the Executive Director. Please contact Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director, with any further questions: .

PAMLA Conference Dates to Remember:
Electronic Submissions of abstracts for the 2010 conference are due by March 15, 2010 (Session Presiding Officers will receive emails of these submissions automatically; AV requests must be included with abstract submission to be considered).

Session Presiding Officers must send acceptance and regret emails to those who have submitted papers for consideration by April 1, 2010.

Electronic program copy for 2010 conference due from Session Presiding Officers to Executive Director by April 20, 2010.

Conference participants must pay PAMLA dues by May 1, 2010, and must pay PAMLA Conference fees no later than September 15, 2010.