We are hosting our 109th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California).

Interested parties may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2010.

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 (such as Asian American Literature, Autobiography, Chaucer and Related Topics, Children’s Literature, Classics (Greek), Comparative Literature, Comparative Media, Composition and Rhetoric, Critical Theory, East-West Literary Relations, English (to 1700), Film and Literature, Film Studies, Germanics, and Italian) it is important to have a more specific focus in designing a special session, or to pick a topic not yet covered by one of our standing sessions.

PAMLA members may propose special sessions on any literary, language, or cultural topic.

Special Session proposals for 2011’s PAMLA Conference are due to PAMLA First Vice-President, Ana María Rodríguez-Vivaldi (Washington State University): [email protected]

Please send a title and abstract of approximately forty words, as well as your name, affiliation, and preferred email address.

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].