118th Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV) – 2021

We hope our PAMLA friends and members are well as we move into a safer, saner, and healthier 2021!

PAMLA 2021 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel between Thursday, November 11 and Sunday, November 14, 2021. Check out our PAMLA 2021 Accommodations page for more information about the special PAMLA organization hotel rate! Or use this link to make your reservation now: https://book.passkey.com/e/50198899

We are pleased that the 118th annual conference will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as by the English Department of the University of Texas, Austin.

We currently expect that all in-person sessions will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday, November 11 and 12, and that all virtual sessions will be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14.

You can see which sessions are which (Virtual or In-Person) at our CFP Page.

The PAMLA 2021 Call-for-Papers page (CFP page) and Online Paper Proposal System are now open! We have now entered the PAMLA Lightning Round: Proposals Welcome Until June 30 (Or Sessions Are Filled). Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or director@pamla.org. Or email PAMLA’s terrific Assistant Director David John Boyd: assistant@pamla.org.

PAMLA could use your support! Please consider joining PAMLA for the 2021 year, so as to receive our terrific journal, Pacific Coast Philology, and also, if you have a few extra dollars, please consider making a donation to support PAMLA during these difficult times. Go here to join or rejoin PAMLA (and, if you can, please make a donation to the PAMLA General Fund–we could use your help!).

PAMLA 2021’s Conference Theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” ideal for Las Vegas, a city known for its Janus-like nature as both a historic spiritual beacon in the frontier of the American West and a modern city that has celebrated the world’s greatest cities! But PAMLA is an open city: open to panels and papers that connect to the special conference theme, and open to panels and papers that do not. More information about the conference theme is available here.

We also want to foster a safe and healthy in-person environment, so please do review our COVID-19 best practices primer.

Please visit our conference and registration portal to sign up today.

PAMLA Dates and Deadlines

  • PAMLA Lightning Round: Proposals Welcome Until June 30 (Or Sessions Are Filled)
  • PAMLA membership payment due for all accepted conference participants: July 1, 2021.
  • Regular conference payment period: June 1, 2021 – September 1, 2021
  • Late payment period: September 2, 2021 – November 1, 2021
  • After November 2, those who haven’t paid their conference fees will be removed from the conference program