Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'The Personal and the Literary'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington
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: The Personal and the Literary
Presiding Officer: Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

The panel asks how we relate to the things we discuss in our own research and the ways in which we discuss them as literary scholars. How does the personal intersect with the literary in our sustained critical engagement with particular writers, texts, themes, forms, traditions, eras, or approaches? How are we to account for some of those enduring passions and obsessions in our scholarly endeavors? And why does it matter to explore this complex relation?

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.