PAMLA Film Studies Panel

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Dietrich/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Call for PAMLA 2017 Conference Proposals:  Film Studies Panel

Please consider submitting a proposal for the PAMLA Film Studies panel.  You may submit a proposal on any topic, but below is the conference theme, in if you're interested in addressing it.  Submit proposals using the online process at  Questions can be submitted to

“The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing” (Deadline for proposals:  May 21st,  2017)

The theme for PAMLA 2016, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held on November 10-12, 2017 at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, will be “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”

We would especially welcome proposals on topics related to this theme, ranging from proposed sessions focusing on such issues as: the connection of sight to understanding and knowledge; traditional and new models of vision and ways of seeing; open and hidden ideologies in visual images; the complexity of image culture in the (post)-modern, digital world; visual culture and shifting power relations; the iconic power of the image; visual memories; surveillance and visuality as a trap; voyeurism, secrets, and transparency; visualizations of existence; visions of the ugly, the beautiful, and the sublime; and other topics related to the sense of sight and vision in literature, film, and culture.