by Shezad Khan
If you haven’t heard yet, Portland State is hosting PAMLA this year. If you don’t know what PAMLA is, it’s the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. The association puts on conferences on languages and literatures, and luckily for us, the conferences are going to be taking place in our home of Portland! The PAMLA conference is going to be held at the Hilton and Marriott downtown between November 6th and November 8th.
At the moment, there is a tentative schedule set which lists what topics are going to be discussed. This way, you can check to see if there’s something that interests you and you can drop in and out as you please. I should mention, however, that there are fees for attending unless you are a student at Portland State University.
Attending the PAMLA conference is a really good opportunity to learn more about the discourses of subjects you enjoy. I have never been to a conference like this, but I’m excited for the opportunity. There are even members of PSU faculty who will be presenting. And as info for the future, PAMLA also offers grants to grad students who present at the conference. I really encourage you all to attend if you can make it. It’s not often that conferences like these are free, take advantage of the opportunity!
Note: There is also an opportunity to volunteer at the event. You can volunteer for one 3-hour shift. If this interests you, contact Hildy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. This may even be helpful for your CV.