News and Announcements Archive

PAMLA 2015 Election

The PAMLA 2015 Election ballot will be emailed on October 14 to all members who are current in dues for the 2015 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, November 1, 2015.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact

CFP: New Temporal Regimes in Literature, History, and the Social Sciences


First Congress of LALISA: Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association of the Pacific Northwest

 New Temporal Regimes in Literature, History, and the Social Sciences

 April  8 & 9, 2016 / Reed College / Portland, Oregon

Presidential and Plenary Address Conference Luncheons

We will be hosting two lovely and fascinating luncheons at the 2015 PAMLA Conference: the Friday, November 6th Presidential Address Luncheon, featuring PAMLA President Heidi Schlipphacke, and the Saturday, November 7th Plenary Address Luncheon, featuring Plenary Speaker, Kara Keeling (both luncheons will be located at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower). The luncheons do cost an additional fee ($29), but each Address Luncheon is sure to be a highlight of the conference.

PAMLA Conference Accommodations Information

Our 2015 PAMLA Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-8, 2015, at two lovely three-star hotels right in downtown Portland:

  • The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
  • The Portland Marriott City Center

Sessions will be located in these two hotels, which are approximately a five minute walk apart. We have therefore arranged for extremely reasonable PAMLA room rates at both hotels.

New Gertrude Stein Work Co-Edited by PAMLA Member Janet Boyd

Congratulations to PAMLA member Janet Boyd for the publication of her 2014 co-edited essay collection on Gertrude Stein: Primary Stein: Returning to the Writing of Gertrude Stein. Co-edited by Janet Boyd and Sharon J. Kirsch, with essays by Adam Frank, E.L. McCallum, Jody Cardinal, Kristin Bergen, former PAMLA President Steven Gould Axelrod, Linda Voris, Nancy Kuhl, Neil Schmitz, Phoebe Stein, and Boyd and Kirsch themselves, Deborah Mix of Ball State said of the colection: "This is a terrific collection—lucid, wide ranging, and rich.

First Proposal Deadline for PAMLA 2015 Has Passed; Extended Deadline Sessions Open Until June 10

May 15 was the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 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 June 10.  Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

Sessions open for proposals, most until the June 10 extended deadline, currently include:

Congratulations to PAMLA Member Kristine Miller for Her Recent Publication

Congratulations to PAMLA member, Kristine Miller, Professor of English at Utah State University, who has recently published a new edited collection, Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11: The Wrong Side of Paradise (Palgrave, 2014).

CFP and Online Submission System for 2015 PAMLA Open

We are pleased to announce that the CFP page, with almost 150 approved sessions listed, and the online paper proposals submissions system, are up and running. Please consider proposing a paper for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland:

If you could, also help us to spread the word about the many exciting sessions for this year's PAMLA conference.

The paper proposal deadline is May 15.

Congratulations to PAMLA Member Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt for Her Recent Publication

Congratulations to PAMLA member, Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt, for her publication of Embracing Differences: Transnational Cultural Flows between Japan and the United States (2013, Transcript and Columbia UP).