CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special Session Veterans Studies

deadline for submissions: 
June 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special SessionVeterans Studies - Humor in the Military

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Outside the trauma of military existence is the rich sense of community that exists in the humorous aspects of providing service to one’s country. These stories and experiences have provided mass media laughs in periodicals like Reader’s Digest and in television shows like Gomer Pyle and Mash. No tragedy is complete without inferences of comedy. This session invites papers that explore the many humorous facets of military experience exhibited in literature, theater, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

​The PAMLA annual conference occurs during the Veterans Day national holiday in a region that proudly features Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Marine Corps Base Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island, and a host of National Guard units statewide. 

To propose a paper, please submit paper title, a proposal of approximately 500 words, and a 50 word abstract by clicking here ( before June 10, 2019. If you have questions about the session or requirements, please click here ( Complete details about the 2019 PAMLA conference are located here (  

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In addition, you are invited to submit completed papers to the Journal of Veterans Studies (, “an open-access, peer-reviewed journal…whose goals are to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.”