Conference News Archive

2016 PAMLA Conference Creative Artist Spotlight: “Straight Out of … Venice, Korea Town, Leimert Park, East Hollywood, and Downtown L.A.: Los Angeles and the Poetry of its Neighborhoods"

On Friday, November 11, 2016, as a part of our PAMLA Conference at the Westin Pasadena, we will be holding a very special Creative Artist Spotlight event from 5-6 pm in the Madera room at the Westin Pasadena. The event is titled Straight Out of … Venice, Korea Town, Leimert Park, East Hollywood, and Downtown L.A.: Los Angeles and the Poetry of its Neighborhoods.” Please do try to attend, and feel free to invite your scholarly friends--this event is free and open to the public.

2016 PAMLA Conference Special Address Luncheons

2016 PAMLA Conference Special Address Luncheons

We will be having a number of very special events at the upcoming PAMLA conference at the Westin Pasadena, including two terrific luncheons and addresses, and a Forum that is sure to be fascinating. The two luncheons do involve an extra fee. Go here to make luncheon reservations: http://www.pamla.org/2016/registration-info

CFP: PAMLA Conference Sessions Still In Need of a Paper

2016 PAMLA Conference Extra-Extended Paper Proposal List: August 5 or When Session Fills, Whichever Comes First

 The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. This is a first come, first filled extension. You have until August 5, or when the session is filled, whichever comes first, to propose to any of these sessions. So do propose soon.

Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.

Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

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2016 PAMLA Conference Hotel Information

2016 PAMLA Conference Hotel Information

The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held entirely at the Westin Pasadena, in sunny Pasadena, California. We’ve worked out a wonderful PAMLA rate, but rooms may run out. So, please make your hotel reservations soon, and please be sure to cancel your reservations early, should you not be able to attend.

Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727

CFP & Online Proposal Submission Form

We are proud that our CFP page and Online Paper Proposal system is now up online. You may propose a paper to one of our more than 120 approved 2016 PAMLA Conference sessions:

PAMLA CFP and Online Proposal Submission Page

PAMLA 2016 Membership Open

The 2016 PAMLA Membership System is Up and Ready for You

PAMLA 2015 Conference Room and AV Information

2015 PAMLA Conference Room and AV Information

The full 2015 PAMLA Conference schedule, with all rooms assigned, is now available online: http://www.pamla.org/2015/schedule.

If you could check to see where your session or sessions are, that would be a great help. Also, if you could plan ahead when it comes to AV for your session, and perhaps come up with an alternative to AV, just in case of problems, that would be a great help as well.

2015 PAMLA Conference Forum: “Blur and Focus; Musicality in Film and Poetry"

This year’s PAMLA Conference Forum, to be held on Saturday, November 7, in the Hilton Portland’s Parlors room (on the Ballroom Level), from 5:20-7 pm, will feature, together on stage for the first time, two of the Pacific region’s most influential intellectual and creative figures, Fred Moten and David James. The Forum, entitled “Blur and Focus; Musicality in Film and Poetry,” will range from classic film musicals to Woodstock, and from Stokely Carmichael to contemporary opera.

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