News and Announcements Archive

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.

CFP: Liberation, Occupation -- Inspiration Bonaparte? Literary and Artistic Responses to Napoleon

Due date: 30 June 2014.

Thursday 13 November-Sunday 16 November 2014 at the Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach. 

In Memoriam: Carol Downey

Carol Downey

English Professor Brought New Insights to Shakespeare's Plays

CRESTLINE, California — Carol Downey, 63, of Crestline, CA, died March 18, 2014, at Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead, California, after a long illness.

Paper Proposals for PAMLA 2014

A list of approved session topics  for PAMLA 2014 has been posted and our online submission system is now open.  All paper proposals for General and Special Sessions must be submitted via the online system by May 15, 2014 for inclusion in the conference program.

CFP / Session Topics for PAMLA 2014

A list of approved sessions for the 112th PAMLA conference to be held in Riverside, California, from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 is now available: PAMLA 2014 Topic Areas

Join us at MLA in Chicago

If you are planning on attending this year's MLA convention in Chicago, please join us for a regional MLA cash bar on Saturday, January 11, from 8:45 - 10 pm, in the Addison Room of the Chicago Marriott.  It would be lovely to see you there!

Special Theme for PAMLA 2014

The 2014 PAMLA Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014) will encounter the theme "Familiar Spirits." We invite participants to consider papers and sessions on magic, conjuring, spirits, hauntings, Spiritualism, and manifestations as well as presentations that treat the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny. We anticipate rich and vibrant discussions that defamiliarize the known and draw near the mysterious.

Special Session Proposals for PAMLA 2014 due December 15

Next year's conference will take place at the Riverside Convention Center in California, October 31-November 2, 2014.  Special Session proposals for the 2014 conference are due to PAMLA’s 2014 First Vice-President Heidi Schlipphacke (University of Illinois, Chicago), by December 15, 2013:  Please send Professor Schlipphacke your name, affiliation, preferred email address, and a session title and brief abstract (@ 50 words).