PAMLA 2021, Travel and Literature Session, November 11-14, 2021, Las Vegas, NV, US

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?

Possible topics to consider include (but are not limited to): the urban odyssey, flânerie; the city streets as social, political and artistic stage; the city as literary character; non-places (Marc Augé), among others.

Please submit a 250-300 words abstract, using the following link:

PAMLA 2021will take place on November 11-14, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about the conference, visit

Deadline for proposals: April 15th, 2021.