CALL FOR PAPERS – Proposals for 2013 PAMLA Conference

PAMLACall for Proposals for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Location: Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California

Dates: November 1-3, 2013

Presiding Officer: Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia (

This CFP concerns a special session on ecocriticism co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). Papers can concern any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

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 2013 membership dues by June 1 and the separate conference registration fee by September 15. A combined membership/conference fee is available for convenience, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this option by June 1.
  • Paper proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract, due by April 15, 2013, must be submitted via PAMLA’s Online Proposal Submission Form.

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 about a specific session or topic area should be directed to the Presiding Officer listed above. 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. Further information (including who to contact with other inquiries) can be found on the main page for this session.