CFP PAMLA Special Session - Veterans Studies

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This special panel session invites papers that explore any aspect of military service in literature, including those that reflect the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction.” Outside the trauma of military existence is the rich sense of community that exists in the brotherhood of service to one’s country. Military bases are cities unto their own. They exist as denizens of destruction. This session invites papers that explore the many facets of military experience exhibited in literature, theater, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans. Veterans are strongly urged to participate.

This opportunity is especially relevant because the session occurs immediately following the Veterans Day national holiday in a region that proudly houses Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, Hawthorne Army Depot, and Naval Air Station Fallon.

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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.” Also consider joining the Veterans Studies Association.

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