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

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Lisette Lasater, Palomar College

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: Latinx Literature and Culture

Contacts: Lisette Lasater, Palomar College (

Description: This virtual (online) session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Latinx literature and culture including but not limited to: the U.S./Mexico Border region, Anzaldúa studies, immigration and the diaspora, and Chicanx/Latinx feminism, as well as proposals that transgress disciplinary borders and engage with a variety of “texts” (theatre, performance, popular culture, etc). Given the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are also welcome.

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.