Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Agency in the Works of David Lynch'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Candace Craig, Pikes Peak Community College
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: Agency in the Works of David Lynch
Presiding Officer: Candace Craig, Pikes Peak Community College
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This session will explore the topic of agency in the major films of David Lynch. Papers that grapple with agency in Twin Peaks (both the original series and the 2017 revival) will also be considered. The theme of agency is sufficiently broad to make room for papers exploring agency in connection to such topics as identity and performativity, tragedy (ancient or modern), human knowledge, the imagination or fantasy, and the community.

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.