PAPERS: PAMLA 2014
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE (PENINSULAR)
The 2014 PAMLA Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014) will encounter the theme "Familiar Spirits." We invite participants to consider 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.
As for our Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) Standing Session we welcome papers on any aspect of Iberian literature and culture, including all periods, media, genre or language relating or not to the conference’s “Familiar Spirits” topic. Papers interested in formal experimentation and the role of technology in literature and the science fiction genre are specially encouraged. We anticipate rich and vibrant discussions that defamiliarize the known and draw near the mysterious.
Proposals should include a brief description (max. 500 words) preceded by an even briefer abstract (max. 50 words) and should be submitted online at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by May 15, 2014 (proposals submitted before the deadline are most welcome).
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