Literature of the American West

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

As a location on the western edge of the North American West, San Diego is an ideal location for discussions of cinema, drama, prose, and poetry of the region. This panel welcomes proposals that explore, problematize, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation with particular interest in topics that deal with the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Proposals considering San Diego's particular regional languages and literatures, or proposals more generally addressing literature of the American West are welcome. This panel is the result of an exciting new affiliation between PAMLA and the Western Literature Association (WLA). As per WLA and PAMLA policies, presenters on this panel must be members of both the WLA and PAMLA. If you are not a WLA member and your proposal is accepted, we will refer you to for details regarding membership. Any questions or concerns about this double-membership rule can be directed to PAMLA Exective Director Craig Svonkin:  Please submit abstracts through this panel's page on the PAMLA conference site, available here: