112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.


Presiding Officer: 
Tanya Heflin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography. 

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

In addition, the conference-wide theme for the 2014 PAMLA conference is “Familiar Spirits.” In connection with this theme, we invite you to propose papers 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 with respect to life-narrative.

Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . Select “Autobiography” as the Topic Area.

 For questions, please contact the Autobiography Presiding Officer, Dr. Tanya Heflin, at heflin@iup.edu.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Standing Session