[UPDATE] Global Diasporas for 2014 PAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.

We invite papers on literary, visual, and other cultural texts produced by writers concerned with diasporic or postcolonial identities, transnational communities, ethnonationalism, and globalization as problem and possibility. Comparative papers on two writers within one diaspora expressing different perspectives, or papers focusing on one writer whose work addresses different aspects of national belonging and diasporic subjectivity are also welcome.

Please send questions to Weihsin Gui at weihsin.gui "at" ucr.edu.

Paper proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA conference website by 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 15.

The online form to submit proposals is here --