The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction

deadline for submissions: 
July 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS: The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction (Panel)

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 This panel examines variations on theme of the picaro from its sixteenth-century Spanish origins to the present day. What does this recurring impish rapscallion have to offer readers in various political and historical contexts? How does the picaresque inform theories of satire, coming-of-age, or travel narrative? Papers addressing any genre or period welcome. More conference details (also available at

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"
Abstract Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Conference Early Bird Payment/PAMLA Membership Deadline: Monday, July 15
Late Conference Payment Fees: After Tuesday, October 1
Final Deadline for Membership/Conference Payments to be listed on the program: Tuesday, October 15

The 2019 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 14-17 weekend, in San Diego, California. . Go to for more information. See also our General Membershiptab for PAMLA newcomers here:

At this time, you may now Submit a Proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference via our new conference and registration portal at, with more than 160 sessions approved.