Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Voice Studies'

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
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:Voice Studies
Presiding Officer: Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (

Panel description:

The Voice Studies session is open to papers that explore the voice broadly defined, but we are especially interested in proposals on some facet of the conference theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages." Possible topics include voice actors and acting; ventriloquism, puppetry, acting, and "acting out"; the disciplinary (or performative) production of the voice; voice and gendered, racialized, or sexualized identities and performances; voices beyond meaning (whispers, shouts, scat, babble, sobs, laughter); public and private voices; the voice, love, and desire (the beloved voice); speaking silences; fake voices; auditory hallucinations; sync, lip sync, and the voice; and grating voices.

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. 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. For more information about the conference, check our homepage here: