News and Announcements Archive

Congratulations to PAMLA member Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga On His New Publication

Congratulations to PAMLA member Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga for his recent University of Arizona Press publication, Yaqui Indigeneity: Epistemology, Diaspora, and the Construction of Yoeme Identity. Dr. Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga is a teacher and scholar of Spanish language and Mexican and Chicana/o literatures and cultures. Born in Navojoa, Sonora, Dr. Tumbaga was raised in the Imperial Valley, California. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. and has worked at UCLA, CSULA and Southern Oregon University teaching Spanish, culture and literature in translation.

Propose a Special Session for PAMLA 2019 Conference

We are excited to announce that is in the process of migrating all of our conference materials and digital tools for organising sessions over to a brand spanking new site!

2019 Conference Theme: "Send in the Clowns"

PAMLA's 2019 Conference Theme: "Send in the Clowns"

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
2019 Conference: San Diego, California
Conference Theme: Send In the Clowns

2018 PAMLA Election Results

We wish to thank all of our fine nominees for agreeing to run for PAMLA office. And congratulations to the following new PAMLA Executive Committee members who were elected:

Jeremiah "Jem" Axelrod, PAMLA 2nd Vice President

Marta Albalá-Pelegrin, PAMLA Executive Committee

Brigitte Prutti, PAMLA Executive Committee

Emily "Emma" Butler-Probst, Graduate Student Representative

2018 Pacific Coast Philology Award

On behalf of PAMLA's Pacific Coast Philology Award Committee, we are honored to inform our community that Alix Mazuet’s essay, "The French Revolution and the Dismantlement of the Old Regime's Private Libraries," published in Pacific Coast Philology (Vol. 52, No. 2, 2017) has been chosen as the winner of PAMLA’s  inaugural Pacific Coast Philology Outstanding Article Award for 2018.

18 Unsolicited Pieces of Advice for Novice PAMLA Conference Attendees/Presenters

18 Unsolicited Pieces of Advice for Novice
PAMLA Conference Attendees/Presenters 

  1. Go to other folks’ sessions, and during the Q&A at the end, ask a real, thoughtful question or two (don’t make a speech disguised as a question). Doing so will be good for you, and good for the presenter and the entire session. Good listeners and thoughtful, polite questioners make a conference more successful.

PAMLA General Session: Creative Writers Spotlight 2018

PAMLA General Session: Creative Writers Spotlight

Friday, November 9, 2018

WWU, Performing Arts Center Mainstage

9:15 am – 11:00 am (with book signing to follow)

2018 PAMLA Elections

2018 PAMLA Election

The PAMLA 2018 Election ballot will be emailed soon to all members who are current in dues for the 2018 calendar year. Voting must be completed by midnight, October 30, 2018. If you were expecting a ballot but do not receive an email by October 20, please contact

PAMLA 2018 Forum: Acting, Roles, Stages

PAMLA Forum: Acting, Roles, Stages

Please join us for our annual PAMLA Forum, always a highlight of our conference, beginning immediately after a brief PAMLA General Membership Meeting (on Saturday, November 10, at 4:50 pm). At the PAMLA General Membership Meeting find out who has been elected to the PAMLA board, where next year’s PAMLA conference will be held, and to be there for the presentation of the PAMLA Distinguished Service Award.

CFP: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (deadline Halloween)

“Politics and Conflicts”: Some Global Accents

A Call for Papers & Panels by the International Fantastic Division

of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts for the 

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts #40

March 13-16, 2019

Orlando, Florida

CFP Deadline 10/31/18