116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

116th Annual Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

At Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Sponsor: Western Washington University

The 2018 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 9-11 weekend, at lovely Western Washington University, in Bellingham, Washington. More information about the conference and about the official PAMLA conference hotel will be up online soon. Do consider joining us, as Bellingham is a lovely and inviting town in northwestern Washington, and the conference itself is sure to be a wonderful, friendly experience.

You may fly directly to Bellingham, Washington, or fly into Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) and then rent a car or take a shuttle to get to Bellingham (a drive of a bit more than 90 minutes). Or, you can fly into Vancouver, British Columbia (with your passport, of course), and then drive or shuttle south across the international border to Bellingham (a bit less than a 90 minute drive).

Contact PAMLA Executive Director, Craig Svonkin, with any problems, questions, or concerns: svonkin@netzero.com or 626-354-7526.

Our CFP list of approved sessions and online paper proposal system is now available.
(The deadline for making paper proposals using our online system is May 30).

PAMLA Conference Deadlines:
May 30, 2018: Paper proposal deadline (to propose a paper via our online system)
May 31, 2018: Presiding Officers may begin to review paper proposals
June 15, 2018: Deadline for presiding officers to respond to all proposers
July 15, 2018: Deadline for conference panelists to join PAMLA for the 2018 year
October 1, 2018: Deadline for conference participants to pay their 2018 conference fee

There are more than 125 approved sessions.

You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so), but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself (so if you agree to join one session, please let all other presiding officers you proposed to know that you have already agreed to join a different session).

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.

News and Announcements

Conference Hotel Information and Rate

Our main conference hotel is the full-service, three-star Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham, a thirty-minute walk from the conference registration desk at Western Washington University's Wilson Library (516 High St., Bellingham, WA 98225). 

The special PAMLA room rate is $119 a night (plus the 10.7% tax) for two Queens or a single King bed.

To take advantage of the PAMLA rate and for more information please go here. 

For any questions or concerns please contact PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin at svonkin@netzero.com or by phone at 626-354-7526....

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Please join us for the 2018 PAMLA Conference, to be held over the November 9-11 weekend, at lovely Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. With over 125 approved sessions, please join us for this scholarly conference devoted to the advancement and sharing of knowledge of ancient and modern languages, literatures, media, and cultures. To propose a paper or for more information about the various sessions: http://pamla.org/2018

Paper proposals are due by May 30 (via PAMLA’s online proposal system).

Please share information about PAMLA 2018 with interested colleagues, graduate students, and friends.

Contact PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin with questions: svonkin@netzero.com OR 626-354-7526.

PAMLA is proud to have so many scholars from outside the United States as members. Many of our long-time members teach abroad. Many more teach in the U.S. but were born abroad.
As an association we are committed to supporting and welcoming our foreign and immigrant colleagues no matter where they are located, believing that we all gain from our discussions and the sharing of our scholarship and knowledge. We are proud to host sessions at our conference on a wide variety of literatures, cultures, and languages. At the 2016 PAMLA Conference in Pasadena we had more than sixty conference attendees from at least eighteen nations outside of the United States. At the 2017 PAMLA Conference in Hawai'i, we had more than seventy conference attendees from at least seventeen nations outside of the United States. The participation of scholars from all...
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