116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Call for Papers: Session Topics

2018 PAMLA Conference

The normal submission period is now over. However, some sessions will remain open for for our "Sudden Death, First Come, First Served Extended Deadline Period," which will run until presiding officers have received the proposals they need, or until August 1, whichever comes first.

Sessions may appear or disappear from this list. So, please check the list regularly, and submit your proposal as soon as possible.

Please review the Guidelines and Procedures before submitting a proposal. In particular, please note:

  • Members may only deliver one paper at the conference. You may submit more than one proposal, but as soon as you accept an invitation, you must inform the organizers of the other sessions that you are no longer eligible to present in their sessions.
  • Papers may not be read in absentia.
  • Participation in the conference requires payment of PAMLA 2018 membership dues by July 15 and the separate conference registration fee by October 1. A combined membership/conference fee is available for convenience, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this option by July 15.

How to Submit

Submit proposals to any open topic area using the Online Proposal Submission Form. You will need to register and login to access the form (if you created an account last year, you can use it again; if you forgot your username or password, visit the Password Recovery page).

Questions

Questions about a specific session or topic area should be directed to the Presiding Officer listed below. Use these addresses for questions only. Proposals should be submitted using the online form. Completing the form will send an email to the Presiding Officer as well as gather other information we need to construct the conference program.

When registering for an account with PAMLA, it may be a good idea to add our webmaster's email (webmaster@pamla.org) to your contacts in order to ensure that you receive our follow-up authentication email.

General inquiries about PAMLA or the conference may be directed to the Executive Director Craig Svonkin at svonkin@netzero.com.

Questions regarding the website or the submission form may be directed to the Webmaster at webmaster@pamla.org.

Open (accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Altermundos, Chicanafuturism, and the Science Fiction of Brown America Lysa Rivera, Western Washington University
Lysa.Rivera@wwu.edu
Special Session
Asian Literature and Culture Scott Pearce, Western Washington University
Scott.Pearce@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Bible Dramatized Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
ljkoff@aol.com
Special Session
British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century Beth Ptalis Hough, Independent Scholar
beth.ptalis@gmail.com
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: To 1700 Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine
shanek.m.wood@gmail.com
Standing Session
Children's Literature Amanda Anderson, Delaware State University
alanderson@desu.edu
Standing Session
Chinese Literature and Culture Julian Wu, Western Washington University
Julian.Wu@wwu.edu
Special Session
Classics (Latin) Madeleine St. Marie, University of California, Riverside
mstma001@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Coalitional Feminisms Melanie Hernandez, California State University, Fresno
melanieh@csufresno.edu
Special Session
Comics and Graphic Narratives Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
samuel.hartwell.johnson@gmail.com
Standing Session
Comparative American Ethnic Literature Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington
elloise@uw.edu
Standing Session
Comparative Literature Richard Sperber, Carthage College
rsperber@carthage.edu
Standing Session
Composition and Rhetoric Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside
wallace.cleaves@ucr.edu
Standing Session
Creative Writing: Short Plays M. Thomas Gammarino, Punahou School
gammarino@gmail.com
Standing Session
Critical Theory Mary Janell Metzger, Western Washington University
Mary.Metzger@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Drama and Society I: Sam Shepard, His Acting, Roles, and Stages Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
kimberly.jew@utah.edu
Special Session
Film and Literature Joi Carr, Pepperdine University
Joi.Carr@pepperdine.edu
Standing Session
Film Studies Dawn Dietrich, Western Washington University
Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Folklore and Mythology Charles Hoge, Metropolitan State University of Denver
hoge@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Food Studies Elizabeth Reimer, Thompson Rivers University
ereimer@tru.ca
Standing Session
Graduate School: Surviving with Your Mental Health Intact Raymond H. J. Rim, University of California, Riverside
hrim001@ucr.edu
Special Session
Hispanic Literature and Politics Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
Charles.Patterson@wwu.edu
Special Session
Indigenous Literatures and Cultures Clarissa Castaneda, University of California, Riverside
clarissa.alvina.castaneda@gmail.com
Standing Session
Jewish Literature and Culture Charles Carpenter, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ccarpenter@swbts.edu
Standing Session
Languages: Linguistics, Structure, and Use Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
axelrod@unm.edu
Standing Session
Literary Translation Julie Winter, Western Washington University
julie.winter@wwu.edu
Special Session
Literature & the Other Arts Claire Daigle, San Francisco Art Institute
cdaigle@sfai.edu
Standing Session
Married Female Characters of French Women Authors Francis Mathieu, Southwestern University
mathieuf@southwestern.edu
Special Session
Middle English Literature, Including Chaucer John M. Ganim, UC Riverside
john.ganim@ucr.edu
Standing Session
New Italians Gloria Pastorino, Fairleigh Dickinson University
gpastor@fdu.edu
Standing Session
Oceanic Literatures and Cultures Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
sorr@hawaii.edu
Standing Session
Old English Literature, Including Beowulf Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
dupdegraff@apu.edu
Standing Session
Part-Time Equity: Adjuncts, Student Success, and the Equity Gap Kathryn Stevenson, Moreno Valley College
Kathryn.Stevenson@mvc.edu
Special Session
Playing Our Part: Social Hierarchy and the Performance of Class in Literature John D. Schwetman, University of Minnesota, Duluth
jschwetm@d.umn.edu
Special Session
Post-Family Studies Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Special Session
Religion in American Literature Martin W Kevorkian, University of Texas, Austin
mkevorkian@utexas.edu
Special Session
Rhetorical Approaches to Literature Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College
kristin_brunnemer@msn.com
Standing Session
Romanticism Gloria Schultz Eastman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
geastman@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Teaching with Media and Technology John Misak, New York Institute of Technology
john@johnmisak.net
Standing Session
Un camino difícil/ A Difficult Journey: Cultural Products about (Il)legal (Im)migration Sonia Barrios Tinoco, Seattle University
barrioss@seattleu.edu
Special Session
Vampires James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
aubreyj@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Voice Studies Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
caroleanne.tyler@ucr.edu
Special Session
Writing Today Karin Bauer, McGill University
karin.bauer@mcgill.ca
Special Session

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
"Into the Woods": Spaces of Danger and Opportunity in Fairy Tales Roswitha Burwick, Scripps College
rburwick@scrippscollege.edu
Special Session
21st-Century Literature Christopher Leise, Whitman College
leisecw@whitman.edu
Special Session
A Discussion with Rae Armantrout Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
Special Session
Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene Jessica Holmes, University of Washington
holmes07@uw.edu
Special Session
Adaptation Studies Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
ydoub@mail.fresnostate.edu
Standing Session
Aesthetic Modernism Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia
judith.paltin@ubc.ca
Special Session
African American Literature Jerry Rafiki Jenkins, Palomar College
jjenkins@palomar.edu
Standing Session
Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th and 21st Century American Literature Megan Cannella, University of Nevada, Reno
mcannella@nevada.unr.edu
Special Session
Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture Javier F. González, California State University, Channel Islands
javier.gonzalez@csuci.edu
Special Session
American Literature 1865 to 1945 David Wolf, Portland State University
wolfdav@pdx.edu
Standing Session
American Literature 1945 to the Present Kimberly Honda, City College of San Francisco
khonda@ccsf.edu
Standing Session
American Literature before 1865 Emily Butler-Probst, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
ebutlerp@vols.utk.edu
Standing Session
Ancient-Modern Relations Tim Watson, California State University, Northridge
tim.watson@csun.edu
Standing Session
Architecture, Space, and Literature Richard Watts, University of Washington
rhwatts@uw.edu
Standing Session
Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies LuLing Osofsky, University of California, Santa Cruz
luling@ucsc.edu
Standing Session
Austrian Studies S. Kye Terrasi, University of Washington
kterrasi@sbcglobal.net
Standing Session
Auteurial (self)-enactment in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Culture Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
agogrof@gmail.com
Special Session
Autobiography Michaela Hulstyn, Reed College
mhulstyn@gmail.com
Standing Session
Black Masculinity and Film Joi Carr, Pepperdine University
Joi.Carr@pepperdine.edu
Special Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century John C. Beynon, California State University, Fresno
jbeynon@csufresno.edu
Standing Session
British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century Jane J. Lee, California State University, Dominguez Hills
jlee@csudh.edu
Standing Session
Cinema and Contemporary War Shabnam Piryaei, San Francisco State University
shabnampiryaei@gmail.com
Special Session
Classics (Greek) Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
efinkelp@scrippscollege.edu
Standing Session
Comparative Media Russell McDermott, Metropolitan State University of Denver
mcdermott.russell@gmail.com
Standing Session
Creative Writing: Brief Prose Jeffrey J. Becker, Community College of Denver
Jeffrey.Becker@ccd.edu
Standing Session
Creative Writing: Poetry Sandra Maresh Doe, Metropolitan State University of Denver
does@msudenver.edu
Standing Session
Cultural History Andrew Howe, La Sierra University
ahowe@lasierra.edu
Special Session
Culture, Identity, and Immigration in the United States and Europe José I. Alvarez Fernandez, Emmanuel College
alvarjo@emmanuel.edu
Special Session
Disney and Its Worlds Suzy Woltmann, University of California, San Diego
kwoltman@ucsd.edu
Standing Session
Drama and Society III: Shakespeare and Society Amanda Riggle, University of California, Riverside
arigg003@ucr.edu
Special Session
Drama and Society IV: Representation of Violence in Theater Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar
judith.saunders1@gmail.com
Special Session
East-West Literary Relations Mike Sugimoto, Pepperdine University
mike.sugimoto@pepperdine.edu
Standing Session
Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment) Ted Geier, Ashford University & UC Davis
tegeier@ucdavis.edu
Standing Session
Festival Culture of the New Millennium Lauren Kelley Bond, San Bernardino Valley College
bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com
Special Session
French Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University
pschulma@odu.edu
Standing Session
French Voices: voix, oralité, écoute Jean-François Duclos, Metropolitan State University of Denver
jduclos@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture Morgane Flahault, Indiana University, Bloomington
morflaha@indiana.edu
Standing Session
German-Language Film and Media Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
heidis@uic.edu
Special Session
Germanic Studies Olivia Albiero, San Francisco State University
albiero@sfsu.edu
Standing Session
Gothic Elizabeth Mathews, University of California, Irvine
ejmathew@uci.edu
Standing Session
Italian Enrico Vettore, California State University, Long Beach
enrico.vettore@csulb.edu
Standing Session
Italian Cinema Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University
pacchion@chapman.edu
Standing Session
Italian Ecocriticism Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan, Miami University, Ohio
tabussi@miamioh.edu
Standing Session
Labor and Literature Leslie Lopez, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu, Center for Labor Education and Research
lalopez@hawaii.edu
Special Session
Latinx Literature and Culture Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga, Antelope Valley College
aztumbaga@gmail.com
Standing Session
Literature and Religion Haein Park, Biola University
hapark1@gmail.com
Standing Session
Literature of the American West (co-sponsored by the Western Literature Association) Ben Wirth, University of Washington
jbwirth@uw.edu
Standing Session
Literature of the Oxford Inklings Jefferey Taylor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
tayljeff@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Long(ing) Life Fuson Wang, University of California, Riverside
fuson.wang@ucr.edu
Special Session
Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles at Occidental College) Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
axelrod@oxy.edu
Special Session
Magic and Witchcraft on Stage and Screen Logan Greene, Eastern Washington University
lgreene@ewu.edu
Special Session
Medea on the Contemporary Stage and Screen Zina Giannopoulou, University of California, Irvine, Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
zgiannop@uci.edu
Special Session
Medea on the Contemporary Stage and Screen Zina Giannopoulou, University of California, Irvine, Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
jweiner@hamilton.edu
Special Session
Medieval Literature Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota
michelle.m.sauer@und.edu
Standing Session
Memory Frames: Contemporary Poetry and Memory James McCorkle, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
mccorkle@hws.edu
Special Session
Metaphor's Power in Human Interactions: The Possible of the Impossible A. Ricardo López-Pedreros, Western Washington University
ricardo.lopez@wwu.edu
Special Session
Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society) Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
steven.axelrod@ucr.edu
Standing Session
New Directions in Holocaust Studies Sandra Alfers, Western Washington University
sandra.alfers@wwu.edu
Special Session
PAMLA General Session: Creative Writers Spotlight Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
svonkin@netzero.com
General Event
Performing Empathy: When Literary Texts Are Acts of Kindness Toshiaki Komura, Kobe College
tkomur@umich.edu
Special Session
Poetry and Performance: A Roundtable Reading with Pomona Valley Review Ian Cressman, Pomona Valley Review & Cal Poly Pomona
icinoc@gmail.com
Special Session
Poetry and Poetics Brian Reed, University of Washington
bmreed@u.washington.edu
Standing Session
Postcolonial Literature and Culture Monique Kerman, Western Washington University
Monique.Kerman@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Putting on a Good Show: Professor as Performer Amanda Weldy Boyd, Hope International University
awboyd@hiu.edu
Special Session
Queer Literature, Film, and Theory Elizabeth Blake, Haverford College
eablake@haverford.edu
Special Session
Remaking the Ancients: The Art and Politics of Performing the Classics Brian Duvick, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
bduvick@uccs.edu
Special Session
Science Fiction Justin Wyble, Chaminade University of Honolulu
justin.wyble@chaminade.edu
Standing Session
Shakespeare and Related Topics Marc Geisler, Western Washington University
Marc.Geisler@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Social Justice Pedagogies Katrina Sark, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Elena Pnevmonidou, University of Victoria
ksark@uvic.ca
Special Session
Social Justice Pedagogies Katrina Sark, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Elena Pnevmonidou, University of Victoria
epnev@uvic.ca
Special Session
Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia Giannina Reyes Giardiello, University of Portland
reyesgia@up.edu
Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) Alicia Rico, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
alicia.rico@unlv.edu
Standing Session
Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) Kimberly Lynn, Western Washington University
kimberly.lynn@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Strategies for Directing and Teaching in Short-Term Study Abroad Programs Kevin Bongiorni, Louisiana State University
kbongiorni@lsu.edu
Special Session
Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene Ron Milland, Independent Scholar
ron2154@gmail.com
Special Session
Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing as Stagecraft, Writing as Performance Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
rajamann@usc.edu
Special Session
Television Studies Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
cedelson@chaminade.edu
Standing Session
The Agency of Objects: Expressions of Materiality Theory in Literature and Culture William Christopher Burwick, Hamilton College
cburwick@gmail.com
Special Session
Theatricalities of Ethnographic Heritage Maki Sadahiro, Meijigakuin University
sadahiro@ltr.meijigakuin.ac.jp
Special Session
The Personal and the Literary Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington
triest@uw.edu
Special Session
Travel and Literature Michael Moreno, Green River College
mmoreno@greenriver.edu
Standing Session
Veterans Studies: Perceptions on the World Stage Nan Darbous Marthaller, American Military University, Kathryn A. Broyles, American Military University
naneo@comcast.net
Special Session
Veterans Studies: Perceptions on the World Stage Nan Darbous Marthaller, American Military University, Kathryn A. Broyles, American Military University
broylesk@gmail.com
Special Session
Video Game Studies Daniel Ante-Contreras, MiraCosta College
dantecontreras@miracosta.edu
Special Session
Women and Work in Literature Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Washington, Christine Mower, Seattle University
susanne.weil@centralia.edu
Special Session
Women and Work in Literature Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Washington, Christine Mower, Seattle University
leiren@aol.com
Special Session
Women in French I: Le thème de la nourriture Catherine Montfort, Santa Clara University
cmontfort@scu.edu
Standing Session
Women in French II: La représentation des femmes dans la peinture française de David à Picasso (The Representation of Women in French Paintings from David to Picasso) Catherine Montfort, Santa Clara University
cmontfort@scu.edu
Standing Session
Women in Literature Blanca Aranda Gómez García, Western Washington University
blanca.aranda@wwu.edu
Standing Session
Young Adult Literature Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine
mccabet1@uci.edu
Special Session

Cancelled (not being held)

Title Presiding Officer Session Type
Agency in the Works of David Lynch Candace R. Craig, Pikes Peak Community College
candaceRcraig@gmail.com
Special Session
Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence Marlo Alexandra Burks, Freie Universität Berlin
maburks@gmail.com
Special Session
Contemporary Women Writers in Italy Maria G. Traub, Neumann University
TRAUBM@neumann.edu
Special Session
Drama and Society II: Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
kimberly.jew@utah.edu
Special Session
ESL Studies: Modern Strategies and Methods CA Svonkin, Metro State
csvonkin@msudenver.edu
Special Session
Feminist Word and Music Studies Patrick Milian, University of Washington
pmilian@uw.edu
Special Session
Japanese Visual Culture from Kowai to Kawaii David John Boyd, University of Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
daveebee@gmail.com
Special Session
Museums and Storytelling Kenneth C. Hough, UC Santa Barbara and Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
khough1971@gmail.com
Special Session
Persian Literature and Culture Parwana Fayyaz, University of Cambridge
pf332@cam.ac.uk
Special Session
The Material Politics of Feeling in Contemporary American Literature Alex Miller, University of Washington Tacoma
tam05@uw.edu
Special Session
Women in French III: Les femmes et la BD de langue française Catherine Montfort, Santa Clara University
cmontfort@scu.edu
Standing Session
Women in French IV: Du sexisme au harassement sexuel dans la littérature et le cinéma français Marianne Golding, Southern Oregon University
golding@sou.edu
Standing Session
Women on the Stage in Early Modern Italy Nicla Riverso, University of Washington
riverso@uw.edu
Special Session