Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Cultural History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Howe, La Sierra University
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: Cultural History

Contacts: Andrew Howe, La Sierra University (ahowe@lasierra.edu)

Description: This panel seeks to explore the cultural, political, or social intersections that exist between text and context, including interdisciplinary aspects of culture. Papers are sought that explore the relationships between history and film, history and literature, or history and any other aesthetic tradition. Submissions that not only practice cultural history but also critically reflect upon that practice are encouraged. Specific topics related to the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction” might include hospitality, cityscapes, gambling, and the carnival, among others.

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.