Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

deadline for submissions: 
July 20, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 


PAMLA Annual Conference 

Portland, Oregon 

October 26-29, 2023 

 "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" (Paper / Panel)   

This standing session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of rhetorical approaches to literature, including (but not limited to) papers that: 

  • apply aspects of rhetorical theory to specific literary works 

  • explore the rhetorical agendas of individual authors and/or broader literary movements/periods 

  • examine the intersection of literature, culture, and politics through a rhetorical lens 

Although not required, we are also particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives." 

Anyone interested in submittting a proposal (<500 words) and brief abstract (<50 words) can upload their documents by visiting https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18906

PLEASE NOTE: The original deadline for this session has passed, but we are still looking for a couple of panelists to round out the group. Although the new deadline is listed as 7/20/23, all new submissions will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. IF you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!