(CFP: PAMLA 2022) The Fantastic and the Quotidian Filipino/a/x in the Diaspora

deadline for submissions: 
July 10, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
contact email: 

PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!

Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.

--Presiding Officer(s)

Merry Mariano (Riverside City College)

Chloe de los Reyes (Crafton Hills College)


This panel will discuss and analyze fantastic and quotidian Filipino/a/x influences and experiences in the diaspora.


The Filipino/a/x experience cannot be extricated from the history of Los Angeles and the history of California as a whole. In 2002, the “Temple-Beverly Corridor” was renamed “Historic Filipino Town.” In the early 1900s, this section of Los Angeles was home to many Filipinos/as/xs who toiled in the fertile farmlands of Southern California. Later in the 1920s, Filipinos/as/xs would also have the opportunity to be cast as extras in Hollywood films. Later in the 1950s, Filipinos/as/xs bought homes, established businesses, organizations, churches, and created a thriving Little Manila in the former Temple-Beverly Corridor. Outside of Downtown L.A., Filipinos/as/xs spread out to surrounding L.A. suburbs (Carson, Long Beach, Glendale, Cerritos, Panorama City, West Covina, and Eagle Rock) to further create more enclaves where Filipinos/as/xs can gather and thrive outside of the Philippines. As such, Filipinos/as/xs have had a further significance on the literal, historical, and metaphorical landscapes of L.A. and beyond. Thus with the theme of this conference highlighting the “Fantastic” and the “Quotidian,” we invite proposals that will also highlight the “Fantastic” and the “Quotidian” experience and influence of the Filipino/a/x in the diaspora.