117th Annual PAMLA Conference in San Diego, CA: "Send In the Clowns"

deadline for submissions: 
March 16, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference theme: “Send In the Clowns”

The 2019 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 14-17 weekend, in beautiful San Diego, California once again! Do consider joining us at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel this year, and as many PAMLA attendees can attest, the conference itself is sure to be an incredibly enjoyable, friendly, and rigorous experience for scholars at all stages in their professional careers! More information about the conference hotel and our special PAMLA rate will be available in March.

At this time, you may now Propose a Special Session for the 2019 PAMLA Conference (perhaps on our 2019 Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns") via our new Ballast portal. You will first need to Create a User Account, and then you will be able to propose a session. When you create your account, you will be able to choose one of the many affiliations we have on file, or if your affiliation isn't there, choose "Not Listed" and then type your affiliation in. Should your special session proposal be accepted (once you've proposed a special session, you will hear back from PAMLA 1st VP Martin Kevorkian by April 10 as to whether your proposal has been accepted or not), you will automatically become the Presiding Officer for the session.

Special Session Proposal Deadline: Saturday, March 16
Abstract Proposal Deadline: Monday, June 10
Conference Early Bird Payment/PAMLA Membership Deadline: Monday, July 15
Late Conference Payment Fees: After Tuesday, October 1

Special session proposals should not replicate Standing/General Session topics. Should you have any questions about our special session review process, please email or call PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin (director@pamla.org or 626-354-7526) or PAMLA Assistant Director David John Boyd (communication@pamla.org).