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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:

2013 PAMLA Conference Creative Artist Speakers Announced

We are proud to announce that the Creative Artist Spotlight Speakers for this year's PAMLA Conference, at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego (November 1-3, 2013), will be the celebrated poets Rae Armantrout and Marilyn Chin.  Armantrout and Chin will read from their poetry and discuss their work with PAMLA members on Friday evening, November 1, 2013.

Deadline extended to May 12 for some PAMLA 2013 sessions

Close to fifty sessions for PAMLA 2013 have extended their deadlines to May 12.  Please see Session Topics for a list of open sessions and submit your proposal using the Online Submission Form.  Submit early to avoid last-minute technical snafus!

2013 Online Membership Payment Now Available

UPDATE: The online registration form for the 2013 membership year and the 2013 annual conference is temporarily unavailable.  Please use the mail-in registration form until further notice.

Join or renew your membership today!  All conference participants must be current on their dues in addition to paying the conference registration fee.  For rates see the Dues Chart.