News and Announcements Archive

Welcome New Executive Committee Members

Congratulations to the winners of the PAMLA 2013 Elections.  We welcome John Ganim (University of California, Riverside) as our second vice president, and Catherine Cucinella (California State University, San Marcos) and Richard Hishmeh (Palomar College) as Executive Committee members.  The PAMLA Executive Committee appointed John Schwetman (University of Minnesota, Duluth) to the new position of Treasurer/Advancement Officer.  Eva Mendez (Portland State University) will take his place on the Executive Committee for the remainder of his term.

Share your feedback about PAMLA 2013

Help us improve future conferences by sharing your feedback about the recent conference in San Diego at the Bahia Resort:

PAMLA 2013 Elections

The PAMLA 2013 Election ballot will be emailed on October 14 to all members who are current in dues for the 2013 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, October 25, 2013.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact

Job Posting: Mexican Literature Professor at Cal State University, Fresno

Mexican Literature Assistant Professor

Teach upper-division and graduate courses in Mexican literature and culture. All courses will be taught in Spanish. Courses may also include Advanced Conversation, Advanced Composition, Advanced Grammar, survey literature courses, Spanish-American literature, and colonial literature. Tenure-track at California State University, Fresno.


Submit materials by 11/15/13. Visit for more information.


Equal Opportunity Employer

CFP: Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Pacific Coast Philology Call for Submissions

Special Issue: “Migration, Immigration, and Movement in Literature, Film, and Cultures”

Job Listing: Visiting Assistant Professor, Early/19th Century American Literature

Visiting Assistant Professor, Early/Nineteenth-Century American Literature

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA   91768

In Memoriam: Hans Wagener

Hans Wagener

Sadly, PAMLA has lost another longstanding, active member: Hans Wagener, Professor of German at UCLA. Hans was PAMLA President from 1990-1991 and a frequent presenter and presiding officer at PAMLA conferences. In his presidential speech at the PAMLA conference in Las Vegas in 1991, entitled “Winning the Jackpot: German Writers Who Made It Big” (published in Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 27, Nr. 1, pp. 3-9), he first gives an overview of German writers who emigrated to the United States with hopes to “make it big.” Many, he explains, ended up struggling financially.

CFP: Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, May 23-24, 2014)

We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the 7th Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, May 23-24, 2014).   All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.
 Abstracts/Proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels are due September 1, 2013. Direct abstracts and proposals to Cheryl Edelson

Watch videos of PAMLA 2012

Jerome Loston has produced two videos about the 110th annual conference that was held in Seattle in October 2012.  You can view them on YouTube: