News and Announcements Archive

First Proposal Deadline for PAMLA 2015 Has Passed; Extended Deadline Sessions Open Until June 10

May 15 was the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 PAMLA annual meeting.  Most sessions are now "closed" and you will not be able to submit using the online proposal form.  Some sessions will be re-opening with an extended deadline of June 10.  Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

Sessions open for proposals, most until the June 10 extended deadline, currently include:

Congratulations to PAMLA Member Kristine Miller for Her Recent Publication

Congratulations to PAMLA member, Kristine Miller, Professor of English at Utah State University, who has recently published a new edited collection, Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11: The Wrong Side of Paradise (Palgrave, 2014).

CFP and Online Submission System for 2015 PAMLA Open

We are pleased to announce that the CFP page, with almost 150 approved sessions listed, and the online paper proposals submissions system, are up and running. Please consider proposing a paper for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland:

If you could, also help us to spread the word about the many exciting sessions for this year's PAMLA conference.

The paper proposal deadline is May 15.

Congratulations to PAMLA Member Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt for Her Recent Publication

Congratulations to PAMLA member, Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt, for her publication of Embracing Differences: Transnational Cultural Flows between Japan and the United States (2013, Transcript and Columbia UP).

New Publication By PAMLA Member Živilė Gimbutas

Congratulations to PAMLA member Živilė Gimbutas, who has published Artistic Individuality, A Study of Selected Artist Novels ca. 1910-2010 (Bloomington, In:  Xlibris, 2013). 

CFP: "Familiar Spirits" Essays for Special Pacific Coast Philology Issue


 “Familiar Spirits”



Proposing a Special Session for 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland

We have extended the deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015). You now have until midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015, to send in your proposal to PAMLA First VP, John Ganim: 

Congratulations to PAMLA 2014 Election Winners

Here are the results of the PAMLA 2014 elections:

Second Vice-President
Andrea Gogröf, Western Washington University

Executive Committee
Jane J. Lee, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lysa Rivera, Western Washington University

Graduate Student Representative
Sarah Whitcomb Lozier, University of California, Riverside


Job Posting: Professor of Spanish, Mexican Literature Specialist

California State University, Fresno

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Mexican Literature Specialist

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

PAMLA 2014 Elections

The PAMLA 2014 Election ballot will be emailed on October 6 to all members who are current in dues for the 2014 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, October 20, 2014.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact