PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

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

Submissions Closed for PAMLA 2011

We are no longer accepting paper proposals for the PAMLA 2011 conference.  The deadline for most topic areas was March 25, and some sessions extended their deadline to April 18.  If you submitted a proposal, you should hear back from the Presiding Officer shortly.

If a Presiding Officer has accepted your paper over email, it still must be entered online.  Please contact for instructions on submitting a late proposal.

PAMLA 2011 Submissions Closed - Some Sessions Extending Deadlines

The proposal submission form for PAMLA 2011 is now closed. 

A limited number of sessions will be extending their deadline to April 18.  Please check the official conference site at for an updated list of sessions that are still accepting submissions.

Presiding Officers have begun notifying their submitters of acceptance or regrets.  They should finalize their decisions online and make any necessary edits to titles or abstracts by April 20.

CFP and Proposal Submission Form for PAMLA 2011

Our 109th annual conference will be held November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, California.  The official site for the PAMLA 2011 conference is now available at  You'll find a list of over 100 approved session topics that are seeking submissions, as well as guidelines about how to propose papers and participate in the conference.

PAMLA 2011 Membership Now Open

You may now join or rejoin PAMLA for the 2011 year via our online Acteva payment system:


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