PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

CFP: Extended Deadline for PAMLA Proposals (June 26)

2017 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Deadline, Monday, June 26

While some of our sessions are now closed to submissions, many others remain open. Click on the link below to go to the CFP page so as to find sessions that are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks (or some may be taken off the list), so do check back regularly. You have until June 26 to propose to these open sessions.

PAMLA 2017 Conference Hotel: Ala Moana

If you are joining us for the 2017 PAMLA conference at Chaminade University of Honolulu (November 10-12, 2017), please make your hotel reservation early at the PAMLA conference hotel: the Ala Moana Hotel.

PAMLA 2017 Conference CFP: Chaminade University of Honolulu

Our CFP list of approved sessions and online paper proposal system are now open.

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend, at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort.

Please click here for more information and to submit a paper proposal.

2017 PAMLA Conference

Please join us November 10– 12, 2017

For the 115th Annual PAMLA Conference

At Chaminade University of Honolulu

And the Ala Moana Hotel

 Check regularly for more details about the conference 

PAMLA Conference AV and Parking and Directions, Oh My!

PAMLA Conference AV and Parking and Directions, Oh My!

The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held entirely at the Westin Pasadena:

Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727

Members may obtain a name badge and printed copy of the conference program at the conference registration table located in the Santa Rosa Foyer (on the second floor upstairs from the lobby) of the Westin Pasadena. Registration times are available on the conference schedule.

18 Unsolicited Pieces of Advice for Novice PAMLA Conference Attendees/Presenters

18 Unsolicited Pieces of Advice for Novice PAMLA Conference Attendees/Presenters 

  1. Go to other folks’ sessions, and ask a real, thoughtful question or two (don’t make a speech disguised as a question). Doing so will be good for you, and good for the presenter and the entire session. Good listeners and thoughtful and polite questioners make a conference a success.

PAMLA 2016 Election

We wish to thank all of our fine nominees for running for PAMLA office. And congratulations to the following new PAMLA Executive Committee members who were elected:

Stanley Orr, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu, PAMLA 2nd Vice President

Karin Bauer, McGill University, PAMLA Executive Committee

Andrew Howe, La Sierra University, PAMLA Executive Committee

Raymond Hong Jig Rim, University of California, Riverside, Graduate Student Representative


2016 PAMLA Conference Creative Artist Spotlight: “Straight Out of … Venice, Korea Town, Leimert Park, East Hollywood, and Downtown L.A.: Los Angeles and the Poetry of its Neighborhoods"

On Friday, November 11, 2016, as a part of our PAMLA Conference at the Westin Pasadena, we will be holding a very special Creative Artist Spotlight event from 5-6 pm in the Madera room at the Westin Pasadena. The event is titled Straight Out of … Venice, Korea Town, Leimert Park, East Hollywood, and Downtown L.A.: Los Angeles and the Poetry of its Neighborhoods.” Please do try to attend, and feel free to invite your scholarly friends--this event is free and open to the public.

2016 PAMLA Conference Special Address Luncheons

2016 PAMLA Conference Special Address Luncheons

We will be having a number of very special events at the upcoming PAMLA conference at the Westin Pasadena, including two terrific luncheons and addresses, and a Forum that is sure to be fascinating. The two luncheons do involve an extra fee. Go here to make luncheon reservations:


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