PAMLA Presents: PAMLA Arts Matter

Within the diverse communities of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), there are a range of literacies (visual, audio, tactile, spatial) that we believe deserve more representation, acceptance, recognition, and exposure to wider audiences. PAMLA Arts Matter is a digital space to cultivate and question these literacies, so that we can further explore a kaleidoscopic array of aesthetic expressions from our global community.

We at PAMLA Arts Matter are dedicated to promoting the study of textual artifacts with a comparative, inclusive, and intermedial approach, highlighting the interwoven relationships between aesthetic theories, practices, geographies, bodies, histories, and cultures.

Thanks to Simon Silva for this fantastic logo (

PAMLA Arts Matter conference roundtables:

UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA (Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2022)

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14, 2021)

  • Among the Unrest I (Saturday, November 13 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM) and Among the Unrest II (Sunday, November 14 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)