PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

Welcome to the 2010 PAMLA Membership Year

PAMLA membership entitles you to receive the annual calls for papers and conference information, our annual e-newsletter, an annual copy of Pacific Coast Philology, the right to post academic announcements of interest on the PAMLA website (by emailing them to the Executive Director), and highly useful professional information.

In order to attend PAMLA’s annual conference, you must pay both the annual PAMLA membership fee and the separate conference fee. To make things simpler for you, PAMLA now has added a combined Membership/Conference fee option.

PAMLA Master 2009-2010 Calendar

We now have a master 2009-2010 PAMLA Calendar online, available by clicking on the "Calendar" link on the left side of the PAMLA front-page, or through this link:

Email Executive Director Craig Svonkin with any questions about the calendar:

2010 Conference Dates and Special Session Proposals

PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date.  This is certain to be one of PAMLA's most beautiful conference sites ever.
Interested PAMLA members may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.

2009-2010 Officers Announced

Congratulations to Roswitha Burwick (Scripps College) and Jeffrey Gray (Seton Hall University), who were each elected to the Executive Committee for three-year terms (to expire in 2012), and to Ana María Rodríguez-Vivaldi (Washington State University), who was elected Second Vice-President. Thierry Boucquey (Scripps College) will become President, and Sabine Wilke (University of Washington) will become First Vice-President.  For more information about the officers and Executive Committee, please visit the Officers page.

Final PAMLA 2009 Conference Schedule

Dear PAMLA Members, 

Our final conference schedule and program for the 2009 PAMLA Conference at San Francisco State University is now ready for your viewing-pleasure.  In order to view it, go to

Tentative PAMLA 2009 Conference Schedule

Dear PAMLA Conference Participants,

Our tentative PAMLA conference schedule and program is now ready for your viewing-pleasure.  In order to view it, go to

2009 Elections Now Underway

It is once again time to conduct our annual elections for new PAMLA Officers.

In November, the terms of two of our Executive Committee members will expire: Andrew Fleck of San Jose State University and Heidi Schlipphacke of Old Dominion University will be stepping down from the Executive Committee. The Nominations Committee would like to express our sincere gratitude for their excellent service. We are fielding four candidates for the two Executive Committee slots that will be vacated. The length of term for both slots is three years. Please vote for two of the candidates.

New "Academic Announcements" Section

Site visitors will notice that we have added a new section for "Academic Announcments" at PAMLA members are invited to submit academic announcements and CFPs to Craig Svonkin, PAMLA's Executive Director: Please send potential academic announcements to Craig Svonkin as word document attachments.

Statement Regarding Washington State University's Plan to Eliminate the German Program

PAMLA members are invited to read the statement from the President and the Executive Committee regarding Washington State University's decision to eliminate its German Program, under the section "Programs in Peril."


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