113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Call for Papers: Session Topics

Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2015
Extended Deadline: June 10, 2015 (select sessions only)

Please review the Guidelines and Procedures before submitting a proposal. In particular, please note:

  • Members may only deliver one paper at the conference. You may submit more than one proposal, but as soon as you accept an invitation, you must inform the organizers of the other sessions that you are no longer eligible to present in their sessions.
  • Papers may not be read in absentia.
  • Participation in the conference requires payment of PAMLA 2015 membership dues by July 1 and the separate conference registration fee by October 1. A combined membership/conference fee is available for convenience, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this option by July 1.

How to Submit

Submit proposals to any open topic area using the Online Proposal Submission Form. You will need to register and login to access the form (if you created an account last year, you can use it again; if you forgot your username or password, visit the Password Recovery page).

Questions

Questions about a specific session or topic area should be directed to the Presiding Officer listed below. Use these addresses for questions only. Proposals should be submitted using the online form. Completing the form will send an email to the Presiding Officer as well as gather other information we need to construct the conference program.

General inquiries about PAMLA or the conference may be directed to the Executive Director Craig Svonkin at svonkin@netzero.com.

Questions regarding the website or the submission form may be directed to the Webmaster Heather Wozniak at webmaster@pamla.org.

Open (accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Meet the Publisher: A Conversation with Diana Pesek Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Special Session
Postnational and Transnational American Studies Lysa Rivera, Western Washington University
Lysa.Rivera@wwu.edu
Special Session

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
21st Century Literature John D. Schwetman, University of Minnesota, Duluth
jschwetm@d.umn.edu
Special Session
9/11 Literatures and Masks of Threat Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Linfield College
rdutt-b@linfield.edu
Special Session
A Conversation with Paul Collins, The Literary Detective: Brevity, Clarity, and Narrative Nonfiction Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
axelrod@oxy.edu
Special Session
Adaptation Studies Yolanda Doub, "California State University, Fresno"
ydoub@csufresno.edu
Standing Session
Aesthetics of Democracy Amy Greenstadt, Portland State University
greens@pdx.edu
Special Session
African American Literature Maude Hines, Portland State University
mhines@pdx.edu
Standing Session
American Families Martin W Kevorkian, University of Texas, Austin
mkevorkian@utexas.edu
Special Session
American Literature after 1865 Gabriela Valenzuela, California State University, Los Angeles
gvalenz3@calstatela.edu
Standing Session
American Literature before 1865 Amanda Kong, University of California, Davis
aliterateamanda@gmail.com
Standing Session
America’s Obsession with Superheroes Michelle Stonis, California State University, Long Beach and Glendale Community College
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu
Special Session
Ancient-Modern Relations Krissy A. Ionta, Independent Scholar
kionta@fsha.org
Standing Session
Architecture, Space, and Literature John M. Ganim, UC Riverside
john.ganim@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Asian American Literature Traise Yamamoto, University of California, Riverside
traise.yamamoto@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Asian Literature Ji Nang Kim, Texas A&M University
jinangk@gmail.com
Standing Session
Autobiography Tanya Heflin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
heflin@iup.edu
Standing Session
Being in Time, Being Out of Time in German and Austrian Literature and Film Lorely French, Pacific University
frenchl@pacificu.edu
Special Session
Beowulf and Related Topics Stephanie Clark, University of Oregon
sclark11@uoregon.edu
Standing Session
Bible in Literature Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
ljkoff@aol.com
Special Session
British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century AJ Burgin, University of Washington, Seattle
aburgin@u.washington.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century Victoria Barnett-Woods, George Washington University
vab@gwmail.gwu.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century Laura Chilcoat, University of Florida
laurac86@ufl.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: To 1700 Victoria White, University of California, Davis
vmwhite@ucdavis.edu
Standing Session
Chaucer and Related Topics Tara Williams, Oregon State University
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu
Standing Session
Children’s Literature Maryna Matlock, The Ohio State University
matlock.42@osu.edu
Standing Session
China in Western Minds: Literary Constructions and Cinematic Representations Sufen Lai, Grand Valley State University
lais@gvsu.edu
Special Session
Civic Engagement and the Languages Jann Purdy, Pacific University
purd6219@pacificu.edu
Special Session
Classics (Greek) Victor Castellani, University of Denver
vcastell@du.edu
Standing Session
Classics (Latin) Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
jweiner@hamilton.edu
Standing Session
Classics and Early American Literature and Culture Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University, Matthew Duques, University of North Alabama
adam.goldwyn@ndsu.edu
Special Session
Classics and Early American Literature and Culture Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University, Matthew Duques, University of North Alabama
duquesme@gmail.com
Special Session
Coalitional Feminisms Melanie Hernandez, California State University, Fresno
melanieh@csufresno.edu
Special Session
Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature Julien Simon, Indiana University East
jjsimon@iue.edu
Special Session
Cognitive Approaches to Hispanic Film Isabel Jaen Portillo, Portland State University
jaen@pdx.edu
Special Session
Cognitive Approaches to Literature Elsie Haley, Metropolitan State University of Denver
haleye@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Comics and Graphic Narratives Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
samuel.hartwell.johnson@gmail.com
Standing Session
Comparative American Ethnic Literature Martin Japtok, Palomar College
mjaptok@palomar.edu
Standing Session
Comparative Literature Marlene Broemer, Clackamas Community College
marlenemp@yahoo.com
Standing Session
Comparative Media Russell McDermott, Metropolitan State University of Denver
mcdermott.russell@gmail.com
Standing Session
Composition and Rhetoric John Goshert, Utah Valley University
gosherjo@uvu.edu
Standing Session
Contemporary European Cinema Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
agogrof@gmail.com
Special Session
Creative Writing: Between the Lines: Fiction or Nonfiction Renee Ruderman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
rudermar@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Creative Writing: Brief Prose Forms Megan Spiegel, Western Washington University
meganfrith@gmail.com
Special Session
Creative Writing: Playing for Time Nancy Scott Hanway, Gustavus Adolphus College
nhanway@gac.edu
Special Session
Creative Writing: Process-As-Product Genevieve Kaplan, Scripps College
genevieve.kaplan@gmail.com
Special Session
Creative Writing: The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction Sean Bernard, University of La Verne
sbernard@laverne.edu
Special Session
Critical Theory Alexis Briley, Colgate University, Aaron Hodges, Pennsylvania State University
abriley@colgate.edu
Standing Session
Critical Theory Alexis Briley, Colgate University, Aaron Hodges, Pennsylvania State University
afh13@psu.edu
Standing Session
Cuban Literature and Film After the Cuban Revolution Sonia Barrios Tinoco, Seattle University
barrioss@seattleu.edu
Special Session
Diachronic Applications in Spanish Linguistics Haralambos Symeonidis, University of Kentucky
haralambos.symeonidis@uky.edu
Special Session
Disney and Its Worlds Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
axelrod@oxy.edu
Special Session
East-West Literary Relations Mike Sugimoto, Pepperdine University
mike.sugimoto@pepperdine.edu
Standing Session
Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by Association for the Study of Literature & Environment) Ted Geier, University of California, Davis
tegeier@ucdavis.edu
Standing Session
English as a Second Language Studies Elena Polyudova, Institute of Art Education and Cultural Studies
Epolyudova@gmail.com
Special Session
Environment, Ecology and Nature in Italian Literature and Culture Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan, University of San Diego
itabusso-marcyan@sandiego.edu
Special Session
Ethics and Affect I: Empathy Theresa Crater, Metropolitan State University of Denver
cratert@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Ethics and Affect II: Transformations Victoria Shinbrot, California State University, Sacramento
vshinbrot@csus.edu
Special Session
European Testimonies of Political Repression José I. Alvarez Fernandez, Emmanuel College
alvarjo@emmanuel.edu
Special Session
Fantasy and SF in Recent Hispanic Literature Anne Connor, Southern Oregon University
connora@sou.edu
Special Session
Faulkner and Time Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College
kfujie@lclark.edu
Special Session
Film and Literature James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
aubreyj@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Film Studies Dawn Dietrich, Western Washington University
Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Finding Lost Time: Narrative, Nostalgia, Utopia Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Special Session
Folklore and Mythology Charles Hoge, Metropolitan State University of Denver
hoge@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Food Studies Veronique Olivier, Chapman University
olivier@chapman.edu
Standing Session
Foreign Languages in General Education: Trends and Practices Aili Zheng, Willamette University
dahongren@yahoo.com
Special Session
French CJ Gomolka, DePauw University
cjgomolka@yahoo.com
Standing Session
French Culture in the Shadow of Charlie Hebdo Gilles Viennot, University of Arkansas
g_viennot@yahoo.com
Special Session
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature Sally McWilliams, Portland State University
mcwil@pdx.edu
Standing Session
Gender and Commodification Bethany Qualls, "University of California, Davis"
bequalls@ucdavis.edu
Special Session
General Conference Events Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
General Event
Germanics Jeffrey L. High, California State University, Long Beach
Jeffrey.High@csulb.edu
Standing Session
Gertrude Stein Studies Janet Boyd, Fairleigh Dickinson University
boydj@fdu.edu
Special Session
Gothic Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
cedelson@chaminade.edu
Standing Session
Hispanic Monstrosities Adriana Gordillo, Minnesota State University at Mankato
adriana.gordillo@mnsu.edu
Special Session
Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film Ljiljana Coklin, University of California, Santa Barbara
lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu
Special Session
Indigenous Literatures and Cultures Michelle Raheja, University California, Riverside
michelle.raheja@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Fiction with the Alternative Reality Group at PSU (A Roundtable with the Portland Center for the Public Humanities) Annabelle Dolidon, Portland State University
dolidon@pdx.edu
Special Session
Interruptions of Sovereignty Marguerite Waller, University of California, Riverside
mwaller@ucr.edu
Special Session
Irony and Hipster Culture in Literature Matthew James Bond, University of California - Riverside
bondmatthewjames@gmail.com
Special Session
Italian Enrico Vettore, California State University, Long Beach
enrico.vettore@csulb.edu
Standing Session
Italian Cinema Fulvio Orsitto, Georgetown University
fo110@georgetown.edu
Standing Session
Jewish Literature and Culture Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Standing Session
Latina/o Literature and Culture Margarita Barcelo, Metropolitan State University of Denver
barcelo@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Linguistics Michelle Ramos Pellicia, California State University, San Marcos
mramos@csusm.edu
Standing Session
Literature and Global Crisis Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
heidis@uic.edu
Special Session
Literature and Religion Edward Yang, Claremont Graduate University
ehyang15@gmail.com
Standing Session
Literature and the Other Arts Amanda Bloom, University of Southern California
abloom@usc.edu
Standing Session
Medieval Literature Maria Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
mruiz@sandiego.edu
Standing Session
Memory in German Literature and Culture Imke Meyer, University of Illinois, Chicago
ixmeyer@uic.edu
Special Session
Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society) Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
steven.axelrod@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Modern Austrian Literature Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington
triest@uw.edu
Standing Session
Narrating Racial Time in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Molly Ball, University of California, Davis
mollyeball@gmail.com
Special Session
Narrative and Time I: Rate and Pace Eric Morel, University of Washington
egmorel@uw.edu
Special Session
Narrative and Time II: Non-linear Novels and Specific Time Culture Pauline Beard, Pacific University
beardp1@pacificu.edu
Special Session
Narrative and Time III: Timely and Untimely Interventions in Contemporary U.S. Fiction Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia
jeffsevers@gmail.com
Special Session
Narrative and Time IV: Suspension and Time Disruption Bud Morris, California State University San Marcos
bmorris@csusm.edu
Special Session
Narrative and Time V: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou, Northeastern University
a.nikolopoulou@neu.edu
Special Session
New Italians: Perspectives on Multicultural Italy Elena Dalla Torre, Saint Louis University, Maristella Cantini, Madison College
edallato@slu.edu
Special Session
New Italians: Perspectives on Multicultural Italy Elena Dalla Torre, Saint Louis University, Maristella Cantini, Madison College
scantini@hotmail.com
Special Session
Nordic Literature and Culture Erla Maria Marteinsdottir, "University of California, Riverside"
erla.marteinsdottir@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Oceanic Literatures and Cultures Chris J. Thomas, Indiana University, Bloomington
chjthom@umail.iu.edu
Standing Session
Performing Women’s Roles: 1500-1700 England Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine, Amy E. Shine, University of California, Irvine
shanek.m.wood@gmail.com
Special Session
Performing Women’s Roles: 1500-1700 England Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine, Amy E. Shine, University of California, Irvine
shinea@uci.edu
Special Session
Poetry and Poetics Richard E. Hishmeh, Palomar College
rhishmeh@palomar.edu
Standing Session
Postcolonial Literature Ron Milland, Independent Scholar
ron2154@gmail.com
Standing Session
Problems and Politics in The Hunger Games Lauren Kelley Bond, San Bernardino Valley College
bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com
Special Session
Queer Poetics Ryan D. Sullivan, University California, Riverside
rsull001@ucr.edu
Special Session
Queerness and Animality Mackenzie Gregg, "University of California, Riverside"
mgreg003@ucr.edu
Special Session
Religion in American Literature Haein Park, Biola University
hapark1@gmail.com
Special Session
Rethinking the Enlightenment and Democracy Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Special Session
Rethinking/Retheorizing Video Games Daniel Ante-Contreras, University of California, Riverside
dante001@ucr.edu
Special Session
Rhetorical Approaches to Literature Diana Shaffer, Independent Scholar
diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com
Standing Session
Romanticism Nowell Marshall, Rider University
nmarshall@rider.edu
Standing Session
Saga Making in Contemporary (Jap)animations Takayuki Yokota-Murakami, Osaka University
yokotamurakami@fulbrightmail.org
Special Session
Science and American Literature April Anderson, Claremont Graduate University
april.anderson@cgu.edu
Special Session
Science Fiction Sean Matharoo, University of California, Riverside
sean.matharoo@gmail.com
Standing Session
Shakespeare and Related Topics Deborah Willis, University of California - Riverside
deborah.willis@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Spain 24x a Second Kathleen Connolly, Western Oregon University, Anna K. Cox, Willamette University
connollyk@wou.edu
Special Session
Spain 24x a Second Kathleen Connolly, Western Oregon University, Anna K. Cox, Willamette University
acox@willamette.edu
Special Session
Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia Jorge Galindo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
jorge.galindo@unlv.edu
Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) Enric Mallorqui-Ruscalleda, California State University, Fullerton
emallorq@fullerton.edu
Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) Daniel H. Brown, Western Illinois University
dh-brown@wiu.edu
Standing Session
Teaching French and Francophone Culture and Language Through Film Marion Geiger, California State University, San Marcos
mgeiger@csusm.edu
Special Session
Teaching Languages and Culture Through Film Patrizia Comello Perry, Borough of Manhattan Community College
pcomello@hotmail.com
Special Session
Teaching with Media and Technology Jason Spangler, Riverside City College
jason.spangler@rcc.edu
Standing Session
Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
rajamann@dornsife.usc.edu
Special Session
Television Studies Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College
kbrunnemer@pierce.ctc.edu
Standing Session
Temporalities and Affect Rachel Kaufman, Binghamton University
rkaufma2@binghamton.edu
Special Session
Temporalities and Childhood Markus Bohlmann, Seneca College
markus.bohlmann@senecacollege.ca
Special Session
Text and Identity in Hispanic Literatures Damian Bacich, San Jose State University
damian.bacich@sjsu.edu
Special Session
Time Travel and Speculative History Allison E. Paynter Francis, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Allison.paynter@chaminade.edu
Special Session
Translation and Interpretation Oliver Berghof, California State University, San Marcos
oberghof@csusm.edu
Special Session
Transpacific Literary History Michiko Shimokobe, Seikei University, Japan
shimom@s7.dion.ne.jp
Special Session
Trauma Over Time Hilene Flanzbaum, Butler University
hflanzba@butler.edu
Special Session
Travel and Literature Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
sorr@hawaii.edu
Standing Session
Utopias Imagined and Attempted Jennifer Atkinson, University of Washington, Bothell
jenwren@uw.edu
Special Session
Virginia Woolf and Time Perrin Kerns, Marylhurst University
pkerns@marylhurst.edu
Special Session
Western American Literature Eleanor Byrne, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
e.byrne@mmu.ac.uk
Special Session
Women and Work Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Washington, Christine Mower, Seattle University
Susanne.beekeeper@gmail.com
Special Session
Women and Work Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Washington, Christine Mower, Seattle University
leiren@aol.com
Special Session
Women in French Catherine Montfort, Santa Clara University
cmontfort@scu.edu
Special Session
Women in Literature Stephanie Gibbons, University of Washington - Seattle
gibbonss@uw.edu
Standing Session
Young Adult Literature Alyssa Clark, San Diego State University
Alyssa.clark13@yahoo.com
Special Session

Cancelled (not being held)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Against Remediation: Re-imagining Re-mediation Kathryn Stevenson, Moreno Valley College
kkstevens@hotmail.com
Special Session
American Sign Language Jonah Eleweke, Portland State University
jeleweke@pdx.edu
Special Session
Innovations in Time and Space in Comics Trevor Dodge, Clackamas Community College
trevord@clackamas.edu
Special Session
Long Time, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
mkula@u.washington.edu
Special Session
Melodramatic Globalization William Arighi, Independant Scholar
willarighi@gmail.com
Special Session
Neal Stephenson, the Long Now, and the History of the Future Jonathan Lewis, Troy University
jlewis94822@troy.edu
Special Session
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers PAMLA Webmaster, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
webmaster@pamla.org
Standing Session
Time Across Media in the 19th Century Hispanic Atlantic Mayra Bottaro, University of Oregon
mayra.bottaro@gmail.com
Special Session
Tracing the ‘True’ Anne Sexton in 2015 Sarah-Jane Burton, Western Sydney University
sj.burton@westernsydney.edu.au
Special Session
Webcomics Temporalities Christopher Kuipers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
c.kuipers@iup.edu
Special Session
World War I and the Return of the Dead Laura McLary, University of Portland
mclary@up.edu
Special Session