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

Call for Papers: Session Topics

2018 PAMLA Conference

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 2018 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 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.

Open (accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
"Into the Woods": Spaces of Danger and Opportunity in Grimms' Fairy Tales rburwick@scrippscollege.edu Special Session
21st-Century Literature leisecw@whitman.edu Special Session
Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene holmes07@uw.edu Special Session
Adaptation Studies ydoub@mail.fresnostate.edu Standing Session
Aesthetic Modernism judith.paltin@ubc.ca Special Session
African American Literature jjenkins@palomar.edu Standing Session
Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th and 21st Century American Literature mcannella@nevada.unr.edu Special Session
Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture lcastaneda@middlebury.edu Special Session
Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture javier.gonzalez@csuci.edu Special Session
American Literature 1865 to 1945 wolfdav@pdx.edu Standing Session
American Literature 1945 to the Present khonda@ccsf.edu Standing Session
American Literature before 1865 ebutlerp@vols.utk.edu Standing Session
Ancient-Modern Relations tim.watson@csun.edu Standing Session
Architecture, Space, and Literature hhenry@csusb.edu Standing Session
Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies luling@ucsc.edu Standing Session
Asian Literature svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Austrian Studies kterrasi@sbcglobal.net Standing Session
Auteurial (self)-enactment in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Culture agogrof@gmail.com Special Session
Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence maburks@gmail.com Special Session
Autobiography mhulstyn@gmail.com Standing Session
Bible Dramatized ljkoff@aol.com Special Session
Black Masculinity and Film Joi.Carr@pepperdine.edu Special Session
British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century beth.ptalis@gmail.com Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century jlee@csudh.edu Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: To 1700 shanek.m.wood@gmail.com Standing Session
Children's Literature alanderson@desu.edu Standing Session
Cinema and Contemporary War shabnampiryaei@gmail.com Special Session
Classics (Greek) efinkelp@scrippscollege.edu Standing Session
Classics (Latin) mstma001@ucr.edu Standing Session
Coalitional Feminisms melanieh@csufresno.edu Special Session
Comics and Graphic Narratives samuel.hartwell.johnson@gmail.com Standing Session
Comparative American Ethnic Literature elloise@uw.edu Standing Session
Comparative Literature rsperber@carthage.edu Standing Session
Comparative Media svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Composition and Rhetoric wallace.cleaves@ucr.edu Standing Session
Contemporary Women Writers in Italy TRAUBM@neumann.edu Special Session
Creative Writing: Brief Prose Jeffrey.Becker@ccd.edu Standing Session
Creative Writing: Poetry does@msudenver.edu Standing Session
Creative Writing: Short Plays gammarino@gmail.com Standing Session
Critical Theory svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Cultural History ahowe@lasierra.edu Special Session
Culture, Identity, and Immigration in the United States and Europe alvarjo@emmanuel.edu Special Session
Disney and Its Worlds kwoltman@ucsd.edu Standing Session
Drama and Society I: Sam Shepard, His Acting, Roles, and Stages kimberly.jew@utah.edu Special Session
Drama and Society II: Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom kimberly.jew@utah.edu Special Session
Drama and Society III: Shakespeare and Society amandalynriggle@gmail.com Special Session
Drama and Society IV: Representation of Violence in Theater judith.saunders1@gmail.com Special Session
Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation Charles.Patterson@wwu.edu Special Session
East-West Literary Relations mike.sugimoto@pepperdine.edu Standing Session
Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment) tegeier@ucdavis.edu Standing Session
ESL Studies: Modern Strategies and Methods Epolyudova@gmail.com Special Session
Feminist Word and Music Studies pmilian@uw.edu Special Session
Festival Culture of the New Millennium bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com Special Session
Film and Literature Joi.Carr@pepperdine.edu Standing Session
Film Studies Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu Standing Session
Folklore and Mythology hoge@msudenver.edu Standing Session
Food Studies svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
French pschulma@odu.edu Standing Session
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture morflaha@indiana.edu Standing Session
German-Language Film and Media heidis@uic.edu Special Session
Germanic Studies albiero@sfsu.edu Standing Session
Gothic ejmathew@uci.edu Standing Session
Indigenous Literatures and Cultures clarissa.alvina.castaneda@gmail.com Standing Session
Italian enrico.vettore@csulb.edu Standing Session
Italian Cinema fo110@georgetown.edu Standing Session
Italian Ecocriticism tabussi@miamioh.edu Standing Session
Japanese Visual Culture  daveebee@gmail.com Special Session
Jewish Literature and Culture Ccarpenter@swbts.edu Standing Session
Labor and Literature lalopez@hawaii.edu Special Session
Languages: Linguistics, Structure, and Use axelrod@unm.edu Standing Session
Latinx Literature and Culture aztumbaga@gmail.com Standing Session
Literature & the Other Arts cdaigle@sfai.edu Standing Session
Literature and Religion hapark1@gmail.com Standing Session
Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles at Occidental College) axelrod@oxy.edu Special Session
Magic and Witchcraft on Stage and Screen lgreene@ewu.edu Special Session
Married Female Characters of French Women Authors mathieuf@southwestern.edu Special Session
Medea on the Contemporary Stage and Screen zgiannop@uci.edu Special Session
Medea on the Contemporary Stage and Screen jweiner@hamilton.edu Special Session
Medieval Literature michelle.m.sauer@und.edu Standing Session
Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society) steven.axelrod@ucr.edu Standing Session
Middle English Literature, Including Chaucer john.ganim@ucr.edu Standing Session
New Italians gpastor@fdu.edu Standing Session
Oceanic Literatures and Cultures sorr@hawaii.edu Standing Session
Old English Literature, Including Beowulf updegraffderek@gmail.com Standing Session
Performing Empathy: When Literary Texts Are Acts of Kindness tkomur@umich.edu Special Session
Persian Literature and Culture pf332@cam.ac.uk Special Session
Playing Our Part: Social Hierarchy and the Performance of Class in Literature jschwetm@d.umn.edu Special Session
Poetry and Poetics bmreed@u.washington.edu Standing Session
Post-Family Studies svonkin@netzero.com Special Session
Postcolonial Literature svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Putting on a Good Show: Professor as Performer awboyd@hiu.edu Special Session
Queer Literature, Film, and Theory eablake@haverford.edu Special Session
Religion in American Literature mkevorkian@utexas.edu Special Session
Remaking the Ancients: The Art and Politics of Performing the Classics bduvick@uccs.edu Special Session
Rhetorical Approaches to Literature kristin_brunnemer@msn.com Standing Session
Romanticism svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Science Fiction justin.wyble@chaminade.edu Standing Session
Shakespeare and Related Topics svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Social Justice Pedagogies ksark@uvic.ca Special Session
Social Justice Pedagogies epnev@uvic.ca Special Session
Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia reyesgia@up.edu Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) alicia.rico@unlv.edu Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) martaa@cpp.edu Standing Session
Strategies for Directing and Teaching in Short-Term Study Abroad Programs kbongiorni@lsu.edu Special Session
Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene ron2154@gmail.com Special Session
Teaching with Media and Technology john@johnmisak.net Standing Session
Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing as Stagecraft, Writing as Performance rajamann@usc.edu Special Session
Television Studies cedelson@chaminade.edu Standing Session
The Agency of Objects: Expressions of Materiality Theory in Literature and Culture cburwick@gmail.com Special Session
The Material Politics of Feeling in Contemporary American Literature tam05@uw.edu Special Session
Theatricalities of Ethnographic Heritage sadahiro@ltr.meijigakuin.ac.jp Special Session
The Personal and the Literary triest@uw.edu Special Session
Travel and Literature mmoreno@greenriver.edu Standing Session
Un camino difícil/ A Difficult Journey: Cultural Products about (Il)legal (Im)migration barrioss@seattleu.edu Special Session
Vampires aubreyj@msudenver.edu Special Session
Veterans Studies: Perceptions on the World Stage naneo@comcast.net Special Session
Veterans Studies: Perceptions on the World Stage broylesk@gmail.com Special Session
Video Game Studies dantecontreras@miracosta.edu Special Session
Voice Studies caroleanne.tyler@ucr.edu Special Session
Western American Literature svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Women and Work in Literature susanne.weil@centralia.edu Special Session
Women and Work in Literature leiren@aol.com Special Session
Women in French I: Le thème de la nourriture cmontfort@scu.edu Standing Session
Women in French II: La représentation des femmes dans la peinture française de David à Picasso (The Representation of Women in French Paintings from David to Picasso) cmontfort@scu.edu Standing Session
Women in French III: Les femmes et la BD de langue française cmontfort@scu.edu Standing Session
Women in French IV: Du sexisme au harassement sexuel dans la littérature et le cinéma français golding@sou.edu Standing Session
Women in Literature svonkin@netzero.com Standing Session
Women in Literature daveebee@gmail.com Standing Session
Women on the Stage in Early Modern Italy riverso@uw.edu Special Session
Writing Today karin.bauer@mcgill.ca Special Session
Young Adult Literature mccabet1@uci.edu Special Session

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Poetry and Performance: A Roundtable Reading with Pomona Valley Review icinoc@gmail.com Special Session