PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date.  This is certain to be one of PAMLA’s most beautiful conference sites ever.
Interested PAMLA members may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.
Special session topics may deal with any topic not covered by standing session topics (for the list of standing sessions, and for more information about how to propose a special topic, please see the PAMLA bylaws: ). Since PAMLA has standing sessions in general areas, it is important to have a more specific focus in designing a special session.
PAMLA members may propose special sessions on any literary, language, or cultural topic, but we are particularly requesting special session proposals dealing with the topic “Picturing Oceania and the Pacific.”
Special Session proposals for 2010’s PAMLA Conference in Hawaii are due to PAMLA First Vice-President, Sabine Wilke (University of Washington), by December 15, 2009: [email protected] . Please send a title and abstract of approximately thirty-five words.
Should the topic be approved, the proposer will act as presiding officer for the session and will be responsible for publicizing the session (the session will also be listed on PAMLA’s website), inviting participants, judging and accepting or rejecting paper proposals, designing the program, and submitting it to the Executive Director.  Please contact Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director, with any further questions: [email protected] .
PAMLA Conference Dates to Remember:

  • Electronic Submissions of abstracts for the 2010 conference are due by April 5, 2010 (Session Presiding Officers will receive emails of these submissions automatically; AV requests must be included with abstract submission to be considered).
  • Session Presiding Officers must send acceptance and regret notes to those who have submitted papers for consideration beginning on April 6, 2010, and must complete the session formation no later than April 20, 2010.
  • Conference participants must pay PAMLA dues by May 1, 2010, and must pay PAMLA Conference fees no later than September 15, 2010.