2008 Conference - Call for Papers

One-Hundred-Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the February 2008 Newsletter (PDF).

* UPDATE *

The following panels have extended the deadline for submissions to April 7, 2008. Please send proposals to the session organizer as listed below in the main call.

Asian and Asian-American Literature
Chaucer and Related Topics
Classics: Greek
Composition and Rhetoric
Critical Theory
East West Literary Relations
English Literature post-1700
Futurity and the Style of the Modern
Gay and Lesbian Studies
The History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50's
Indigenous Literatures and Languages of the Pacific Rim
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
Literature and the Other Arts
Magic and Witchcraft
Media Representation of Violence
Medieval Literature
Place- and Community-Based Language Pedagogies
Rhetorical Approaches to Literature
Scandinavian Literature
Spanish and Portuguese Literature: Latin American
Women and Work

SPECIAL TOPIC: VIOLENCE AND REPRESENTATION

Biennally PAMLA adopts a special topic for its conference and its journal. For the 2008 conference the topic will be Violence and Representation. For more information, please visit this page.

GENERAL SESSIONS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted to presiding officers listed below by March 15, 2008. Updated information on the call for papers and the conference will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

Presentations may be in one session only. Papers may not be read in absentia. Please, no multiple submissions of the same paper to different sessions allowed, but requests to have the paper rerouted to another session are encouraged. Presenters must be members of PAMLA by April 15, 2008. For membership information visit Membership.

Email addresses have been removed since the conference has passed.

African-American Literature
Courtney D. Marshall
University of California, Los Angeles

American Literature pre-1865
Roland Finger
Concordia College

American Literature post-1865
Emily Merriman
San Francisco State University
and Kimberly Drake
Scripps College

Ancient-Modern Literary Relations
Nandan Choksi
American Intercontinenal University

Asian and Asian-American Literature
Wenji Zhou
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Autobiography
Jung Choi
Harvard University

Beowulf and Related Topics
Logan D. Greene
Eastern Washington University

Chaucer and Related Topics
Keri Wolf
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Children's Literature
Craig Svonkin
University of California, Riverside

Cinéma Francophone
Marie-Magdeleine Chirol
Whittier College

Classics: Greek
Damian Stocking
Occidental College

Classics: Latin
Victor Castellani
Denver University

Comparative Literature
Ray Fleming
Florida State University

Composition and Rhetoric
Kristin Brunnemer
Pierce College

Critical Theory
Jenna Sunkenberg
University of Toronto

Cultural Economies
Andrea Gogrof-Voorhees
Western Washington University

East West Literary Relations
Paul Cheng
University of California, Riverside

English Literature pre-1700
Jennifer Ailles
Rollins College

English Literature post-1700
Jeff Strabone
New York University

Fictions of Honor and Violence in the Old South
William Etter
Irvine Valley College

Film and Literature
Sean Easton
Gustavus Adolphus College

Film and National Identity
JoAnn Cannon, Professor
University of California, Davis

Folklore and Mythology
Heide Witthoeft
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Food, Literature, and Film
Jann Purdy

French and Francophone Literature
Claudia Nadine
Lewis and Clark College

French Politics and German Art 1789-1813
Jeff High
California State University Long Beach

Futurity and the Style of the Modern
Mike Frangos
University of California, Santa Barbara

Gay and Lesbian Studies
Mark W. Bundy
University of California, Riverside

Germanics
Karin Bauer
McGill University

The History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50s
Al Drake

Indigenous Literatures and Languages of the Pacific Rim
Jeanne Northrop
Western Washington University

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
Leila May
North Carolina State University

Italian Literature
Nicoletta Tinozzi Mehrmand
University of California, Riverside

Latin American Film and Literature
Hector Mario Cavallari
Mills College

L'immigration en France (Women in French)
Catherine Montfort
University of Santa Clara

Linguistics
Kendra Douglas
Western Washington University

Literature and Religion
Brigitte Prutti
University of Washington

Literature and the Other Arts
Philip Walsh
Brown University

Literatures and Cultures of Oceania
Cheryl Edelson
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Magic and Witchcraft
Elizabeth A. Campbell & Tara Williams
Oregon Stage University

Marriage and the Family in Literature
Anne C. Reitz
University of Houston

Media Representation of Violence
Christelle Rolland
Pomona College

Medieval Literature
Brantley Bryant
Sonoma State University

Milton
Andrew Fleck
San Jose State University

Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
Wolfgang Nehring
University of California, Los Angeles

Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture
Jolie Braun
University of California, Davis

Place- and Community- Based Language Pedagogies
Gisela Hoecherl-Alden
University of Maine

Poetry and Poetics
Brian Adler
University of California, Irvine

Post-Colonial Women's Writing
Melissa Fabros
University of California, Berkeley

Rhetorical Approaches to Literature
Anke S. Biendarra
University of California, Irvine

Romanticism
Carol Padgham Albrecht
University of Idaho

Scandinavian Literature
Thomas S. Conner
Saint Norbert College

Science Fiction
Matthew Snyder
University of California, Riverside

Shakespeare and Related Topics
Liberty Stanavage
University of California, Santa Barbara

Spanish and Portuguese Literature: Latin American
John Cerkey
Virginia Military Institute

Spanish and Portuguese Literature: Peninsular
Matthew Warshawsky
University of Portland

Surveillance and Voyeurism in Contemporary Cultures
Heidi Schlipphacke
Old Dominion University

Teaching with the Internet and Technology
Thierry Boucquey
Scripps College

Travel Writing/Writing Travel
John Schwetman
University of Minnesota - Duluth

Violence and Representation (Special Topic for PAMLA 2008 Conference)
Beverly Voloshin
San Francisco State University
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Women and Work
Christine Mower
Seattle University
and Susanne Weil
Centralia College

Women in Literature
Claudia Routon
University of North Dakota

* Please check this website for updates.

PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS

PAMLA invites proposals for special sessions (panels, workshops, seminars) that are more specialized than or different in topic from the standing sessions. Please include the title of the session, name and affiliation of the chair, contact information for the chair, and a brief description of the proposed session and the rationale for its proposal. To ensure time for evaluation and selection with a view toward a balanced program, please submit proposals by 15 December. They should be sent to PAMLA's first vice president, Beverly Voloshin (voloshin [at] sfsu [dot] edu).