News and Announcements Archive

Reserve Your Room for PAMLA 2014

We’ve arranged for a block of rooms at the Riverside Marriott at the Convention Center and the nearby Mission Inn at extremely competitive rates ($109 a night plus tax at the Marriott; $135 a night plus tax at the historic Mission Inn).  Please see the Accommodations page for information about how to make your reservations at these conference hotels.

Graduate Student Scholarship Form is Open

If you are a graduate student enrolled in an M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. program, you may apply for a scholarship to defray the cost of participating in the 2014 conference.  Applications are due by August 1.  See Graduate Student Scholarships for more info.

Online membership and conference registration now available for PAMLA 2014

We are pleased to announce that PAMLA's new online registration system is now available.  The system is powered by Eventbrite and Paypal, bringing our members ease of use and a secure way to pay their dues and conference fees.  You can also use the online form to purchase seats at the conference luncheons or donate to our graduate scholarship fund.


Online Registration Form


Membership deadline extended to July 1

Conference participants were originally asked to pay their membership dues by June 15.  Due to the delays in establishing our new online registration system, we have extended the deadline to July 1.  We have high hopes that the new online form will be available by the end of the week.

Submissions Closed for PAMLA 2014

The proposal submission form for most PAMLA 2014 sessions closed on May 16.  Over 40 topic areas extended their deadlines to May 31.  All Session Topics are now closed.

If you submitted a proposal, you should be hearing from the Presiding Officer by June 15 about the status of your proposal.

CFP: Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas (6/13 Deadline)

Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas
October 1-3, 2014
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick)

Extended Deadline Sessions: May 31 Deadline

Approximately forty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals.  So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper by Saturday, May 31 at midnight at the latest (in other words, by 12:01 am on Sunday, June 1).

Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

First Proposal Deadline Has Passed

May 15 was the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2014 PAMLA annual meeting.  Most sessions are now "closed" and you will not be able to submit using the online proposal form.  Some sessions will be re-opening with an extended deadline of May 31.  Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

In Memoriam: Jens Rieckmann

Jens Rieckmann

Jens Rieckmann, Professor Emeritus of German at the University of California, Irvine died on December 8, 2013. He was only 69 years old—too young to pass away and to leave behind his beloved partner of 43 years, David Perkins; his many friends; his books; and his home with its well-stocked kitchen and its beautifully tended garden in Amherst, New Hampshire. But congestive heart failure cut short the life of one who touched many of us—with his intellect as much as with his open and warm personality.

In Memoriam: Gunter H. Hertling

Gunter Hertling

Gunter H. Hertling, Professor Emeritus of Germanics and well-known scholar of 19th-Century German Literature, died on Sunday, January 19, 2014.