Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: African American Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok, Palomar College
contact email: 

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: African American Literature

Contacts: Martin Japtok, Palomar College (mjaptok@palomar.edu)

Description: The African American session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction.

Conference Note:

This November, PAMLA will be offering both in-person (in Las Vegas, NV) and virtual sessions, which you can search for today, alongside important deadlines, membership details and conference fees.

Top tip: when you log in and enter the Call for Papers portal, remember that you have to click on the title of the session that you are interested in submitting your paper to, and then click on the green “Submit Abstract” icon at the top right corner of the page!

And for those who are interested, note that our conference theme this year is “City of God, City of Destruction,” an homage to contemporary urban literature, culture, architecture, as well as other topics, including the noir genre, postmodern cityscapes, dystopia and postindustrial decay, and/or the sublime, spiritual spaces found across many urban depictions.

We look forward to reading your submissions, and all of us at PAMLA HQ hope for calmer, better days ahead.