PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

Special Session Proposals for PAMLA 2012

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.

Feedback Survey for PAMLA 2011

PAMLA 2011 is now in the history books.  Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about this year's conference and help us make next year even better by taking the PAMLA 2011 Feedback Survey.

Graduate Student Mixer at PAMLA 2011 Conference

PAMLA graduate students are invited to gather at the Orchard Restaurant & Lounge at the Doubletree Claremont on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30-10:30pm.  It will be an informal opportunity to meet one another, discuss the first day of the conference, and socialize.  Light appetizers will be provided, as well as a cash bar.


PAMLA 2011 Elections

The PAMLA 2011 Election ballot has been emailed to all members who are current in dues for the 2011 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, October 31, 2011.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact

PAMLA Presidential and Plenary Address Luncheons

At the 2011 PAMLA Conference to be held at Scripps College, we have two wonderful speakers delivering our Presidential and Plenary Addresses (at our Saturday and Sunday luncheons respectively).  These luncheons do involve an additional cost, and in order to attend them you must register ahead of time.  You may pay/register for one or both luncheons via our online Acteva payment system:

Draft of 2011 Conference Schedule

A tentative draft of the 2011 PAMLA conference schedule is now available at .  Presiding Officers and Session Chairs should review their session information and send any corrections to Craig Svonkin at by August 31, 2011.

Make Your Reservations at the Official Conference Hotels

For the best rates, remember to book your rooms at our official conference hotels, the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona or the Doubletree Hotel Claremont. See Accommodations on the 2011 conference site.

Dates set for future conferences

The dates have been set for PAMLA annual meetings in 2012 and 2013.  We will be expanding the conference to a three-day format, Friday-Sunday.  The 110th annual conference will take place October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.  The 111th annual conference will take place November 1-3, 2013, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.  Mark your calendars!

Register for the PAMLA 2011 Annual Meeting

Members may now register for the 2011 annual meeting, taking place November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.  PAMLA membership fees are due by May 1 and conference fees by September 15.  We offer the convenient option of paying your membership and your conference registration fees at the same time.  Register now using Acteva, our preferred payment service.

Federal Education Cuts and the Humanities

We on the PAMLA Executive Committee are very concerned about the current federal budget debates and the possibly serious impact major cuts on education will have on us, our students, and the future of the Humanities in the United States.  So, we would love to encourage all of our members to take a minute to read the following message from MLA President Russell Berman and contact your elected officials.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  

PAMLA Executive Committee


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