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

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Elise Dixon, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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: Pedagogies of Care

Contacts: Elise Dixon, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (elise.dixon@uncp.edu)

Description: This session explores pedagogies and practices for creating a caring, flexible, supportive classroom design, assignments, and culture, for first year writing classrooms, but also for other humanities classrooms. The philosophy or challenge behind this session is to find and share teaching methods, practices, and philosophies that demonstrate a commitment to rigor, intellectual stimulation, and learning while maintaining a kind, welcoming, fair, supportive, and socially-just classroom. Proposals about the problems or obstacles to this goal, methods for overcoming those obstacles, and shared assignments or strategies that have proven effective toward the dual ends of challenging and supporting students are 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.