News and Announcements Archive

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.

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.