Television Studies (PAMLA)

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

PAMLA is currently seeking submissions for the Television Studies panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference.  This year’s conference will be held at  the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, California, from Thursday, 14 November 2019 through Sunday, 17 November 2019. 

In addition to a wide range of television studies topics and approaches, special consideration will be given to papers whose focus correlates with the conference's theme, "Send in the Clowns."  Studies of television shows or programming engaged in humor, irony, satire, parody, and farce are especially welcome. Some potential American shows might include  Jane the Virgin, Veep, Saturday Nigtht Live, The Good Place, Silicon Valley, Arrested Development, The Daily Show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Drunk History, and The Santa Clarita Diet, but additional topics focused on global television (shows, platforms, and programming, etc.) are also welcome.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is 10 June 2019 and all proposals must be made through PAMLA's online system, which requires a PAMLA website user account for access. Click on "submit abstract" from this page:  

For more information please contact

Kristin Brunnemer, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Humanities, and Film

Pierce College


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