Conference News Archive

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.

Go here to submit a paper proposal:

American Literature before 1865

American Queerness after 1945

2016 PAMLA Conference Hotel Information

2016 PAMLA Conference Hotel Information

The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held entirely at the Westin Pasadena, in sunny Pasadena, California. We’ve worked out a wonderful PAMLA rate, but rooms may run out. So, please make your hotel reservations soon, and please be sure to cancel your reservations early, should you not be able to attend.

Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727

CFP & Online Proposal Submission Form

We are proud that our CFP page and Online Paper Proposal system is now up online. You may propose a paper to one of our more than 120 approved 2016 PAMLA Conference sessions:

PAMLA CFP and Online Proposal Submission Page

PAMLA 2016 Membership Open

The 2016 PAMLA Membership System is Up and Ready for You

PAMLA 2015 Conference Room and AV Information

2015 PAMLA Conference Room and AV Information

The full 2015 PAMLA Conference schedule, with all rooms assigned, is now available online:

If you could check to see where your session or sessions are, that would be a great help. Also, if you could plan ahead when it comes to AV for your session, and perhaps come up with an alternative to AV, just in case of problems, that would be a great help as well.

2015 PAMLA Conference Forum: “Blur and Focus; Musicality in Film and Poetry"

This year’s PAMLA Conference Forum, to be held on Saturday, November 7, in the Hilton Portland’s Parlors room (on the Ballroom Level), from 5:20-7 pm, will feature, together on stage for the first time, two of the Pacific region’s most influential intellectual and creative figures, Fred Moten and David James. The Forum, entitled “Blur and Focus; Musicality in Film and Poetry,” will range from classic film musicals to Woodstock, and from Stokely Carmichael to contemporary opera.

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.