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118th Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Special PAMLA rates and hotel reservation information coming soon.

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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We hope all of our PAMLA friends and members are well. In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until January 15, 2021, when the proposal system will reopen for new proposals. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or director@pamla.org.

Given this delay, PAMLA could use your support! So, please consider joining PAMLA for the 2020 year, so as to receive our terrific journal, Pacific Coast Philology, and to support PAMLA during these difficult times. Go here to join or rejoin PAMLA (and, if you can, please consider making a donation to the PAMLA General Fund--we could use your help!).

Dates and Deadlines

  • Special session proposals can be made between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 via pamla.ballastacademic.com
  • Proposal abstracts can be made between January 10, 2021 and April 15, 2021 via pamla.ballastacademic.com
  • Early-bird conference payment period: January 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
  • 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

News and Announcements

Dear PAMLA Friends and Members,

In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. This was not an easy decision to make, but the health and safety of our members is the most important thing. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until January 10, 2021, when the paper proposal system will reopen for new submissions. Abstracts will be accepted for what is now the 2021 PAMLA conference until  April 15, 2021.  Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or director@pamla.org.

Given the obstacles facing our association in these difficult times, if you could see fit to join PAMLA for the 2020 year, and perhaps make a donation of any amount to our General Fund, that would be most appreciated. PAMLA has been an important association for many of us for many years...

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Dear PAMLA Friends and Members,

We hope you, your loved ones, and your students and colleagues are well! During these strange days, we want you to know that we are working to keep PAMLA healthy and moving forward, and that we are looking at all sorts of possibilities for our future. Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we want to reassure you that we will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November. In order to give everyone a bit more time, we've decided to extend our deadline for paper proposals to July 1. Should you have any questions, feel free to call PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526.

Given the obstacles facing our association in this difficult time, if you could see fit to join PAMLA for the 2020 year, and perhaps make a donation of any amount to our General Fund, that would be most appreciated. PAMLA has been an important association for many of us for many years. It has provided us with a place...

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Our 2020 PAMLA Conference (Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15) is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the classic, recently renovated Sahara Las Vegas Hotel. Las Vegas in general, and the Sahara in particular, provide us with the perfect conference site:

  • Lovely Temperate Weather in November
  • A Vibrant, Exciting City with Great Restaurants, Natural Sites, Museums & Night Life
  • Easy Access from the Sahara to Other Sites via the Las Vegas Monorail, Uber, Lyft, Taxi
  • Inexpensive, Easy-to-Use Las Vegas Airport, or a Brief Drive from Many Cities
  • The Sahara: A Lovely, Renovated, Gem of a Hotel
  • A Beautiful, New, Private Convention Center Just For Us

The Sahara Las Vegas Hotel has been beautifully updated and entirely...

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PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020)

We are still accepting late special session proposalsSo please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com as soon as possible. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Special session proposals can be on any scholarly topic of interest, and may include proposals for traditional paper panels, or workshops, roundtables, creative conversations, or special events.

Special session proposals will need to include a title, the format of the proposed session (panel, roundtable, workshop, creative conversation, etc.), a brief abstract (50-150 words), and a...

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