Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Black Masculinity and Film'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Joi Carr, Pepperdine 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: Black Masculinity and Film
Presiding Officer: Joi Carr, Pepperdine University,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This session will examine representations of black masculinity in American film. The session explores representations of black masculine bodies from a range of critical and theoretical perspectives: formal analysis, performance studies, race and ethnic studies, literary theory, socio-political, and/or historical. Papers can interrogate the intertextuality of other related works of film/ literature or examine the ideological discourse of films such as Cooley High (1975), Boyz N the Hood (1991), Django Unchained (2012), Chi-Raq (2015), Dope (2015), Fences (2016), Get Out (2017), and Black Panther (2018).

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.