119th Annual Conference (Los Angeles, CA) – 2022

Sponsored by UCLA Department of English

Co-sponsored by Cal State LA Department of English, USC Writing Program, and CMRS Center for Early Global Studies at UCLA

The 119th Annual PAMLA Conference

PAMLA 2022 will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

More information about Accommodations can be found here, including a room reservation link to our special PAMLA rate ($169 + tax a night).

Note: don’t delay in booking your room! Our reservations are filling up quickly!

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PAMLA 2022 Conference Theme

PAMLA 2022’s Conference Theme is “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” specifically framing Los Angeles as a metropolis that offers fertile ground for scholarly excavation, both because of its “out of this world” realms of the fantastic and the bizarre as well as its rich and diversely lived and experienced environments of the everyday.

But PAMLA, like Los Angeles, is an expansive network of free flowing ideas and expressive sensibilities, 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.

You can submit your paper proposal by May 15 at our CFP page.

PAMLA 2022 Dates & Deadlines

  • PAMLA Special Session Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Paper Proposals Due: May 15, 2022
  • Early-bird conference payment period: January 1, 2022- May 31, 2022
  • PAMLA membership payment due for all accepted conference participants: July 1, 2022 (membership payments may not be reimbursed)
  • Regular conference payment period: June 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022
  • Late payment period: September 1, 2022 – October 15, 2022
  • After October 16, those who haven’t paid their conference fees will be removed from the conference program
  • Conference cancellations may not receive full reimbursements after October 1, 2022.

Join PAMLA Today

PAMLA could use your support! Please join PAMLA for the 2022 year, so as to receive our terrific journal, Pacific Coast Philology, and also, if you have a few extra dollars, please make 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!).