Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Auteurial (self)-enactment in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Culture'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Auteurial (self)-enactment in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Culture
Presiding Officer: Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This panel seeks contributions on the relationship between creativity and fame, content and form, face and mask. Looking at various styles of self-representation of authors, film-makers, or other cultural figures in the building of fame, we ask: What legitimates a work of art, success, and fame in the era of voluntary and coercive digital self-exposure? What forms of resistance to self-exposure help foster success and myth in ironic fashion?

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.