PAMLA 2023: Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies

Submission Deadline: May 31

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Assocation (PAMLA) invites proposals for individual papers for this year’s “Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies” panel at PAMLA 2023 in Portland, Oregon from Thursday 10/26-Sunday, 10/29. Papers can explore any aspect of Asian American literary or cultural studies. We have a particular interest in presentations that: engage across disciplinary boundaries (critical race theory, postcolonial studies, feminist and queer studies, etc.); make connections to issues in the field at large (transnationalism, biopolitics, aesthetics, memory, etc.); focus on texts not often discussed; or attend to genres not often represented in Asian American literary and cultural studies. “Texts” here is defined broadly to include visual, performing and digital arts, film, new media, disciplinary landscapes, geographic terrain, the politicized body (and more). We also invite proposals in conversation with this year’s theme, “Shifting Perspectives.” Close readings of specific works are welcome as are broader theoretical and thematic discussions. Ultimately, we hope to address and encourage emergent issues and robust conversations in the fields of Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies.

Learn more about this opportunity here.