If you haven’t already done so, please consider submitting a proposal for a special session at the 2012 PAMLA conference, which will be held October 19-21, 2012 at Seattle University. We have extended the deadline for proposing a special session until Friday, December 23rd. To propose a special session, please send a 40 to 50 word abstract, session title, your name, affiliation, and email of choice to Lorely French ([email protected] or [email protected]) by 11 pm PST on December 23rd, 2011.

Sessions can have a range of topics related to the humanities, including literature, linguistics, film, culture, and any interdisciplinary topic (intersections between philosophy, literature, disability studies, sustainability, civic engagement, culture, etc.).  A main topic for the 2012 conference is migration (“Migration, Immigration, and Movement”), so we’d love to receive proposals on that theme, but sessions may cover various fields of interest.  If the session proposal is accepted, it will be included on the organization’s call for papers, and  you will receive submissions and then preside over the panel at the conference (normally, presiding officers cannot present a paper in their own session, but they may propose a paper to other sessions).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lorely French, First Vice President of PAMLA and Professor of German at Pacific University: [email protected] or [email protected].