PAMLA Veterans Studies Panel

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life with an emphasis on the veteran experience. This panel invites papers that explore various aspects of military service and/or the veteran experience, including those that reflect the conference theme of “Shifting Perspectives." This session invites papers that explore the many facets of military life exhibited in literature, theater, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans as well as scholarly explorations of the veteran experience.

Some topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

· Transition from military service

· Perceptions or conceptualizations of veteran identity

· Reintegration

· Systems and experiences which shape veterans' post-military experiences

· Interdisciplinary approaches to veterans studies

· Commemoration, memorialization, memory

The conference will take place from Thursday, October 26 through Sunday, October 29, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. Potential presenters should submit abstract proposals using the online submission form (you will have to go to to login or create an account first). The deadline to submit presentation proposals is May 31, 2023.

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