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Proposing a Special Session for 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland

We have extended the deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015). You now have until midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015, to send in your proposal to PAMLA First VP, John Ganim: john.ganim@ucr.edu 

Congratulations to PAMLA 2014 Election Winners

Here are the results of the PAMLA 2014 elections:

Second Vice-President
Andrea Gogröf, Western Washington University

Executive Committee
Jane J. Lee, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lysa Rivera, Western Washington University

Graduate Student Representative
Sarah Whitcomb Lozier, University of California, Riverside

 

Job Posting: Professor of Spanish, Mexican Literature Specialist

California State University, Fresno

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Mexican Literature Specialist

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

PAMLA 2014 Elections

The PAMLA 2014 Election ballot will be emailed on October 6 to all members who are current in dues for the 2014 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, October 20, 2014.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact webmaster@pamla.org.

Students/faculty from sponsoring institutions may attend PAMLA 2014 for free*

Students and faculty of sponsoring institutions may attend PAMLA 2014 for free, as long as they are not presenting or chairing a session.  Sponsoring institutions include:

  • University of California, Riverside
  • La Sierra University
  • Riverside City College
  • California Baptist University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Chaffey College

Conference presenters and chairs must pay membership and conference fee.

Keynotes and Special Events at PAMLA 2014

We've added information about keynote speakers and special events at the upcoming conference in Riverside.  Speakers include Cheryl Edelson (Chaminade University of Honolulu), Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern (California State University, San Bernandino), David Skal (film historian), Imke Meyer (University of Illinois at Chicago), Kate Thomas (Bryn Mawr College), and Sangita Gopal (University of Oregon).  Special events include a Halloween Cash Bar and Candy Feast, Conference Reception, and Tour of Tio's Tacos.

CFP: Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice (December 7, 2014 proposal deadline)

Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice 

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23- 27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Tentative Schedule for PAMLA 2014

A tentative schedule for the 2014 PAMLA conference is now available: Tentative 2014 Schedule.  The schedule is still subject to change.

Please review the schedule and inform Craig Svonkin (svonkin@netzero.com) of any changes, including cancellations and changes to paper titles or abstracts.  Check that you are not scheduled to present a paper and chair a session at the same time.

We've also added several pages about Riverside and the surrounding area:

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.

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