Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Writing Today '

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Karin Bauer, McGill 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: Writing Today
Presiding Officer: Karin Bauer, McGill University,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This session invites papers that explore innovative and experimental contemporary forms of writing. From formal innovations in prose to blogs, digital dairies, and collective writing projects, traditional perceptions of what literature is, how it is produced and distributed, and how it functions are increasingly challenged and displaced. This session investigates formal, stylistic, methodological, and/or technical transformations in literature today and how media technology and social media generate a shift in our understanding of literary projects. Submissions are welcome from all literatures on any of the above aspects of the session topic.

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.