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Visiting Assistant Professor in French Position



Congratulations to Heather Wozniak, PAMLA's Webmaster

Congratulations to Heather Wozniak, PAMLA's wonderful webmaster.  Heather has moved up to Washington to work in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington.  There, she'll use her technical knowledge and Ph.D. in English to develop a new content management framework and improve the web presence for all the Humanities departments at the University of Washington.  UW is lucky to have her--and the good news is that Heather has agreed to continue her wonderful work for PAMLA!  All our best, Heather.

2012 MLA Convention: “Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books” CFP

Call for Proposals: “Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books”

Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 5-8 Jan. 2012, Seattle, Washington

A proposed panel jointly sponsored by the MLA Children’s Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference: May 27-28, 2011, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Longtime PAMLA member Cheryl Edelson is proud to announce the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference

May 27-28, 2011, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI

Check out the new OPCA blog at:

"Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge" Conference, March 10-11, 2011, UC Riverside

PAMLA member Adriana Craciun is the Faculty Organizer for the "Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge" Conference, March 10-11, 2011, at UC Riverside.   Jerome McGann and Adrian Johns are the keynote speakers for the conference, which is free and open to the public.  For more information, see:

Longtime PAMLA member Héctor Mario Cavallari's New Essay on Michelangelo Antonioni

Longtime PAMLA member and Mills College faculty, Héctor Mario Cavallari, has co-written with his Film Studies colleague, Dr. Ken Burke. “Julio Cortázar and Michelangelo Antonioni: Words, Images, and the Limits of Verbal and Visual Representation,” Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 6/7 (May 2010): n. pag. Web.

National Sporting Library & Museum Seeks Applicants for 2011-2012 John H. Daniels Fellowships

The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels Fellowship, which supports scholars doing research in the area of horse and field sports. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2011. The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports scholars at the NSL&M for periods of two weeks to one year. Applicants must submit a formal application demonstrating how they will utilize the NSL&M’s collections of books, periodicals, manuscripts, archival materials, and fine art.

Important New Translation by PAMLA Members Nathalie Kasselis-Smith and Stella Moreno Monroy

In 2006, the University of Arizona Press published Because I Don’t Have Wings: Stories of Mexican Immigrant Life, a collection of essays in which Philip Garrison discusses the problematic issue of the Mexican immigrant life in the United States, and more particularly in the Pacific Northwest.  His familiarity with the roots – both historical and socio-political - of this issue animate the text. This book, his fourth, received excellent reviews.  Rubén Martínez, author of Crossing Over, wrote:

CFP: English & Welsh Diaspora Conference at Loughborough University, April 13-16, 2011

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

April 13-16, 2011, Loughborough University

 Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

John Barrell, York University, Roger Ebbatson, Lancaster University, Nick Groom, Exeter University, Ronald Hutton, Bristol University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University, Donna Landry, University of Kent, Ruth Robbins, Leeds Metropolitan University

Performers, musicians and artists provisionally booked: