CFP: Oceanic Literatures and Cultures for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
contact email: 

While islands of the Pacific figure prominently in the Western imagination, literary and cultural productions of Oceania are generally elided in Humanities scholarship of the continental U.S. Since its inception in 2008, PAMLA's standing session on "Oceanic Literatures and Cultures" has featured papers on indigenous, settler, and touristic artists of the Pacific as well as mass/popular cultural phenomena in and about Hawai'i and other "insular" locales. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Any questions can be sent to the above email address.