114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Call for Papers: Session Topics

Regular Proposal Deadline: June 10th, 2016

Extended Proposal Deadline: July 1st, 2016

While many of the conference sessions are now closed for submissions, some sessions will be joining the extended proposal period, and will be accepting proposals until July 1, 2016.

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 2016 membership dues by July 15 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 15.

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 at webmaster@pamla.org.

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
Adaptation Studies Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
ydoub@mail.fresnostate.edu
Standing Session
African American Literature Jerry Rafiki Jenkins, Palomar College
jjenkins@palomar.edu
Standing Session
American Literature after 1865 Richard E. Hishmeh, Palomar College
rhishmeh@palomar.edu
Standing Session
American Literature before 1865 Juliana Kubicki, California State University, Los Angeles
julianakubicki@gmail.com
Standing Session
American Queerness after 1945 Grant Palmer, University of California - Riverside
gopalmer@cpp.edu
Special Session
Architecture, Space, and Literature Stephanie Kay, "University of California, Riverside"
ss1kay@gmail.com
Standing Session
Archival Los Angeles, a Roundtable: Research Pathways at the Huntington, the Getty, the Clark, and USC Special Collections Kent Dickson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
kldickson@cpp.edu
Special Session
Archives and the Artist Book Mark O'Connor, Slippery Rock University
mark.oconnor@sru.edu
Special Session
Asian Literature Seonna Kim, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
kimx1337@umn.edu
Standing Session
Asian/American Literary & Cultural Studies Traise Yamamoto, University of California, Riverside
traise.yamamoto@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Austrian Studies Paul Buchholz, University of California, Berkeley
pauljosephbuchholz@gmail.com
Standing Session
Autobiography Tanya Heflin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
heflin@iup.edu
Standing Session
Back from the Dead: Language Revival as Archive, Memory, and Identity Katherine Kelaidis, Community College of Aurora
Katherine.Billotte@ccaurora.edu
Special Session
Beyond the Children's Paper Book Russell McDermott, Metropolitan State University of Denver
mcdermott.russell@gmail.com
Special Session
Beyond the Museum: Representations of Visual Art in Film and Literary Narratives Marion Geiger, California State University, San Marcos
mgeiger@csusm.edu
Special Session
Beyond the Spine: Experimental Poetics and Form Sandra Maresh Doe, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Tameca L Coleman, Regis University
does@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Beyond the Spine: Experimental Poetics and Form Sandra Maresh Doe, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Tameca L Coleman, Regis University
tameca.coleman@gmail.com
Special Session
Bible in Literature Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
ljkoff@aol.com
Special Session
Borges' Library: Fictional Configurations of Totality Today Eunha Choi, California State University, Long Beach
eunha.choi.la@gmail.com
Special Session
British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century Emily Schuck, Claremont Graduate University
emily.schuck@cgu.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century Amanda Weldy Boyd, Hope International University
awboyd@hiu.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century Fuson Wang, University of California, Riverside
fusonw@ucr.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: To 1700 Amy E. Shine, University of California, Irvine
shinea@uci.edu
Standing Session
Children's Literature Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Standing Session
Cities in Modern German Literature and Film Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington
triest@uw.edu
Special Session
Civic Engagement and the Languages Jann Purdy, Pacific University
purd6219@pacificu.edu
Special Session
Classical Encounters in Early America Matthew Duques, University of North Alabama, Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University
duquesme@gmail.com
Special Session
Classical Encounters in Early America Matthew Duques, University of North Alabama, Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University
adam.goldwyn@ndsu.edu
Special Session
Classics (Greek) Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
jweiner@hamilton.edu
Standing Session
Classics (Latin) Tim Watson, California State University, Northridge
timwatson77@gmail.com
Standing Session
Classics (Reception) Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
efinkelp@scrippscollege.edu
Special Session
Coalitional Feminisms Melanie Hernandez, California State University, Fresno
melanieh@csufresno.edu
Special Session
Comics and Graphic Narratives Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
samuel.hartwell.johnson@gmail.com
Standing Session
Comparative American Ethnic Literature Barbara Seidman, Linfield College
bseidman@linfield.edu
Standing Session
Comparative Literature Alessia Mingrone, San Francisco State University, Christopher Sheehan, San Francisco State University
alessiajm14@gmail.com
Standing Session
Comparative Literature Alessia Mingrone, San Francisco State University, Christopher Sheehan, San Francisco State University
csheehan191@gmail.com
Standing Session
Comparative Media Sarah Lozier, University of California, Riverside
slozi001@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Competing Visions of Place Danielle Crawford, University of California, Santa Cruz, Kara Hisatake, University of California, Santa Cruz
dbcrawfo@ucsc.edu
Special Session
Competing Visions of Place Danielle Crawford, University of California, Santa Cruz, Kara Hisatake, University of California, Santa Cruz
khisatak@ucsc.edu
Special Session
Composition and Rhetoric Eric Rawson, University of Southern California
erawson@usc.edu
Standing Session
Creative Writing: A Shimmer of Possibility: Short Fiction and the Question of Closure Joshua Bernstein, University of Minnesota, Duluth
jbernste@d.umn.edu
Standing Session
Creative Writing: Poetry and Sonnets and Centos, Oh Boy! Renee Ruderman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
rudermar@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Critical Theory Aaron Hodges, Pennsylvania State University, Sarah Senk, California State University - Maritime
afh13@psu.edu
Standing Session
Critical Theory Aaron Hodges, Pennsylvania State University, Sarah Senk, California State University - Maritime
ssenk@csum.edu
Standing Session
Disabilities in American Literature Lina Geriguis, Chapman University
geriguis@chapman.edu
Special Session
Disney and Its Worlds Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
axelrod@oxy.edu
Standing Session
Diversifying the Classics: Bringing the Hispanic Golden Age to the Los Angeles Community Marta Albalá Pelegrín, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
martaa@cpp.edu
Special Session
Down and Out: Narrativizing Poverty and Homelessness Kevin Swafford, Bradley University
swafford@bradley.edu
Special Session
Drama and Society Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
kimberly.jew@utah.edu
Special Session
Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoire, Truth, and Rhetoric LauraAnne Carroll-Adler, University of Southern California
lauraana@usc.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) Sharon Kunde, "University of California, Irvine", Ted Geier, University of California, Davis
skunde@uci.edu
Standing Session
Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by Association for the Study of Literature & Environment) Sharon Kunde, "University of California, Irvine", Ted Geier, University of California, Davis
tegeier@ucdavis.edu
Standing Session
Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern Diana Shaffer, Independent Scholar
diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com
Special Session
English as a Second Language Studies Elena Polyudova, Institute of Art Education and Cultural Studies
Epolyudova@gmail.com
Special Session
Film and Literature Dawn Dietrich, Western Washington University
Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Film Studies James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
aubreyj@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Film, Knowledge, & Memory Andrew Howe, La Sierra University
ahowe@lasierra.edu
Special Session
Folklore and Mythology John J. Thompson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
jjthomps@calpoly.edu
Standing Session
Food Studies Helen Yilun Huang, University of Oregon
yhuang@uoregon.edu
Standing Session
Franz Kafka and the Kafkaesque Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
agogrof@gmail.com
Special Session
French Erica Cefalo, University of Maryland, College Park
emcefalo@umd.edu
Standing Session
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture Edward Chamberlain, University of Washington Tacoma
ec10@uw.edu
Standing Session
Gender and Sexuality Studies Benjamin Bateman, California State University, Los Angeles
rbatema@exchange.calstatela.edu
Special Session
General Conference Events Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
General Event
Germanic Studies Friederike von Schwerin-High, Pomona College
Friederike.vonSchwerin-High@pomona.edu
Standing Session
Global Movements: Interdisciplinary Investigations Ljiljana Coklin, University of California, Santa Barbara
lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu
Special Session
Gothic Diana Rose Newby, Columbia University
drn2120@columbia.edu
Standing Session
Hispanic Citizenships Kent Dickson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
kldickson@cpp.edu
Special Session
History of the Book Alix Mazuet, Stanford University
amazuet@stanford.edu
Special Session
Humanities in Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion Martin Japtok, Palomar College
mjaptok@palomar.edu
Special Session
In Search of the Californio Archive Covadonga Lamar Prieto, University of California, Riverside
covadonga.lamar@gmail.com
Special Session
Indigenous Literatures and Cultures Claudia Arteaga, Scripps College
carteagao@gmail.com
Standing 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
Italian Ecocriticism Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan, Miami University, Ohio
tabussi@miamioh.edu
Standing Session
Jewish Literature and Culture Renee Grodsky, California State University, Los Angeles
rennywriter@gmail.com
Standing Session
Latina/o Literature and Culture Michael Moreno, Green River College
mmoreno@greenriver.edu
Standing Session
Librettology and Opera Studies Enrico Orsingher, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
enrico.orsingher@gmail.com
Special Session
Linguistics Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
axelrod@unm.edu
Standing Session
Literary Property and "Character" in 19th Century American Culture Mikayo Sakuma, Wayo Women's University
mikasakuma@aol.com
Special Session
Literature and Religion Christina Sara Mills, California State University, Los Angeles
christina.mills8@gmail.com
Standing Session
Literature and the Other Arts Amanda Bloom, University of Southern California
abloom@usc.edu
Standing Session
Making the Los Angeles Review of Books Aaron DeRosa, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
amderosa@cpp.edu
Special Session
Making, Distributing, Using, and Teaching Electronic Editions of Medieval and Early Modern Texts Michael Calabrese, California State University, Los Angeles
m.calabrese@roadrunner.com
Special Session
Medieval Literature Maria Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
mruiz@sandiego.edu
Standing 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
Middle English Literature, Including Chaucer Andrea Denny-Brown, University of California, Riverside
andrea.denny-brown@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Modern Technology in the Composition Classroom John Misak, New York Institute of Technology
john@johnmisak.net
Special Session
Nati Khel, or Game of Kin: India Film Screening and Q & A with Filmmakers James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
aubreyj@msudenver.edu
Special Session
New Pedagogies: Learning to Transgress Kathryn Stevenson, Moreno Valley College
kkstevens@hotmail.com
Special Session
Nordic Literature and Culture Erla Maria Marteinsdottir, University of California, Riverside
erla.marteinsdottir@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Novelistic California Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
cedelson@chaminade.edu
Special Session
Oceanic Literatures and Cultures Kelema Moses, Occidental College
mosesk@oxy.edu
Standing Session
Old English Literature, Including Beowulf Derek Updegraff, California Baptist University
dupdegraff@calbaptist.edu
Standing Session
PAMLA Annual General Membership Meeting John M. Ganim, UC Riverside
john.ganim@ucr.edu
General Event
Permanent Ephemera: Travel Documents and Literature Nissa Cannon, University of California, Santa Barbara
ncannon@umail.ucsb.edu
Special Session
Philosophy, Ethics, and the Human James Lu, California Baptist University
jlu@calbaptist.edu
Special Session
Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures Megan Cannella, University of Nevada, Reno
mcannella@nevada.unr.edu
Special Session
Poetry and Poetics Amy Moorman Robbins, Hunter College, CUNY
amy.robbins@hunter.cuny.edu
Standing Session
Poetry in (Digital) Process: A Poetry Reading and Publishing Discussion with Pomona Valley Review Ryan Leack, University of California, Riverside
rleack@gmail.com
Special Session
Postcolonial Literature Weihsin Gui, University of California, Riverside
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Psychoanalysis as an American Frontier: What Freud Discovered Fuhito Endo, Seikei University
endofuhito@gmail.com
Special Session
Queering Terror Stephanie Gibbons, University of Washington - Seattle
gibbonss@uw.edu
Special Session
Religion in American Literature Haein Park, Biola University
hapark1@gmail.com
Special Session
Rhetorical Approaches to Literature Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College
kbrunnemer@pierce.ctc.edu
Standing Session
Romanticism Teddi Chichester, UCLA
chichester@humnet.ucla.edu
Standing Session
Science Fiction Matthew Snyder, University of California, Riverside
matthew.snyder@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Secrets and Transparency in Global Literature, Film and Culture Karin Bauer, McGill University
karin.bauer@mcgill.ca
Special Session
Shakespeare and Related Topics Deborah Willis, University of California - Riverside
deborah.willis@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Silence in Oral Narratives Meghmik Mardian, Ashford University
Megmardian@gmail.com
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) Lauren Applegate, San Diego State University
lapplegate@mail.sdsu.edu
Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) Nicole Altamirano, Claremont McKenna College
nicolemarielb@yahoo.com
Standing Session
Straight Out of … Venice, Korea Town, Leimert Park, East Hollywood & Downtown L.A.: Los Angeles and the Poetry of its Neighborhoods (Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College) Suzanne Lummis, UCLA Extension Writers' Program
lummisofla@yahoo.com
General Event
Structures of the Fantastic Jon Solomon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
josolomo@illinois.edu
Special Session
Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene Ron Milland, Independent Scholar
ron2154@gmail.com
Special Session
Teaching with Media and Technology Ryan Lambert, Community College of Denver
ryan.lambert@ccd.edu
Standing Session
Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
rajamann@dornsife.usc.edu
Special Session
Television Studies Jason Spangler, Riverside City College
jason.spangler@rcc.edu
Standing Session
Terrorism, Immigration and the Non-West Andrew Long, Keck Graduate Institute
along@kgi.edu
Special Session
The Business of the Italian Program Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University
pacchion@chapman.edu
Special Session
The Memory Factory: Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory Vanessa Griffith Osborne, University of Southern California
vosborne@usc.edu
Special Session
The Permeable Body in Romantic and Victorian Literature Kacie Wills, University of California, Riverside
kacie.wills@gmail.com
Special Session
The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact? Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
dwhall@cpp.edu
Special Session
Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures Stephanie Hankinson, University of Washington
skh216@uw.edu
Special Session
Travel and Literature Liam Corley, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
wccorley@cpp.edu
Standing Session
Wars of Knowledge: Imperial Hegemony and the Assembling of Libraries Marta Albalá Pelegrín, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
martaa@cpp.edu
Special Session
Western American Literature Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
sorr@hawaii.edu
Special Session
Women and Work Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Washington
Susanne.beekeeper@gmail.com
Special Session
Women in French Annabelle Dolidon, Portland State University
dolidon@pdx.edu
Standing Session
Women in German: Feminist Approaches to/in German Studies: Inclusivity & Sustainability in Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Profession Stefanie Ohnesorg, University of Tennessee
ohnesorg@utk.edu
Standing Session
Women in Literature Ashley Kimura, San Francisco State University
ay.kay.kay03@gmail.com
Standing Session
Young Adult Literature Maryna Matlock, The Ohio State University
matlock.42@osu.edu
Special Session

Cancelled (not being held)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition Jon Solomon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
josolomo@illinois.edu
Standing Session
Archives and the Management of Sex Steven Ruszczycky, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, David Squires, Washington State University
sruszczy@calpoly.edu
Special Session
Archives and the Management of Sex Steven Ruszczycky, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, David Squires, Washington State University
david.squires@wsu.edu
Special Session
Beyond Archives of Authority: Security, Intelligence, and the Humanities Matthew Chambers, University of Lodz (Poland)
matthewjosephchambers@gmail.com
Special Session
Elizabeth Bishop, Her Circle, and the Literary Archive Bethany Hicok, Westminster College
hicokbf@westminster.edu
Special Session
Learning in the Digital Library John J. Thompson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
jjthomps@calpoly.edu
Special Session
The Mediterranean: Encounters, Diaspora, and Beyond Claudia Peralta, Boise State University
claudiaperalta@boisestate.edu
Special Session
The New Italians: Migrant Stories in Literature and Film Gloria Pastorino, Fairleigh Dickinson University
gloria.pastorino@gmail.com
Special Session
Women Who Write Patricia Amezcua, California State University, Long Beach
Patricia.Amezcua@csulb.edu
Special Session