Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Young Adult Literature'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine
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: Young Adult Literature
Presiding Officer: Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

Focusing on the fraught time between childhood and adulthood, Young Adult literature offers critical insight into the developmental tensions of youth, as well as the effects (joyous, fearful, liberating, constraining, painful) of performing adolescence on and off the page. The Young Adult Literature session invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and films). Proposals attending to the conference theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages," are especially welcome.

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.