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British Association for American Studies 58th Annual Conference, 18-21 April 2013

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 7:14am
University of Exeter

British Association for American Studies
58th Annual Conference
18-21 April 2013
Hosted by the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter
www.ex.ac.uk/humanities/research/conferences/baas2013

Plenary Speakers

Paul Gilroy
Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics

Dolores Hayden
Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and American Studies at Yale University

Anders Stephanson
Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History at Columbia University

The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: Literature and Language

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:56am
University of Bern, Switzerland

The study of the historical and cultural formation of the senses has attracted increasing scholarly interest in recent years. We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from medievalists and early modernists (in English literary and cultural studies or in linguistics). Topics may include but are not limited to
 sensory environments
 sensory metaphors
 sensory hierarchies
 sense impairments
 gender and the senses
Papers might explore
 how sensory experiences are expressed and ordered by language
 how literature grows out of and evokes sensory experiences
 how sensations were interpreted in the late medieval and early modern periods

Dictionary of Literary Biography: Contemporary American Poets

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 3:18am
John Cusatis, editor

Dictionary of Literary Biography, which has grown to nearly 400 volumes since the inaugural 1978 volume, continues to be among the most highly esteemed reference works available to students and scholars. Library Journal remarked in 2006, "It is hands-down the best overall literary reference work ever published, a proverbial diamond as big as the Ritz..." DLB provides clear, comprehensive literary biographies on important figures spanning every genre, nation and era, written by many of the most prominent literary scholars in the field.

Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies. October 31, 2012. Journal. Interdisciplinary.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 3:18am
Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies has been envisaged as a premiere journal in Pakistan in the field of literature, language, art, culture, and screen studies. The journal aims at re-vitalizing scholarly debate regarding all aspects of culture and civilizational identity in Pakistan, South Asia, and the Middle East by publishing cutting-edge research from and about the region.

La toma de la palabra: Actores, acciones y agendas literarias y teatrales en América Latina

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:04pm
Congreso de literatura mexicana

La toma de la palabra: Actores, acciones y agendas literarias y teatrales en América Latina.

Es necesario pensar el hecho literario más allá de su propia existencia como texto e incorporar al quehacer crítico el examen de su circulación: desde su producción editorial, su circulación comercial, su lectura, crítica, adopción académica, o, bien sus puestas en escena, adaptaciones. Por decirlo de otro modo, es necesario prestar atención a las figuras que adquiere la fidelidad a un acontecimiento literario.

Este congreso plantea un diálogo vivo entre críticos, editores, autores y animadores culturales, en que se combinen las ponencias académicas de corte tradicional con mesas redondas donde lo que predomine sea el diálogo abierto.

American Indian/Indigenous Film

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:28pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 13-16, 2013
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
1-800-421-1442

Thomas Erskine Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Adaptation Studies (deadline: 12/31/12)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:22pm
Literature/Film Quarterly

Literature/Film Quarterly, an international journal in adaptation studies with subscriptions in over 30 countries and now in its 40th year of production at Salisbury University, announces a new award for graduate students, the Thomas Erskine Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Adaptation Studies. The winning essay will be the lead piece of the journal issue immediately following the bestowal of the award, and the winning student will have three years of free subscription to Literature/Film Quarterly as well as five copies of the journal featuring their essay. The recipient of the award will be announced on the LFQ website as well as being honored in the introductory editorial of that issue which features their work.

Richard Rodriguez Reconsidered

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:13pm
Michael Garcia, Clarkson University

This panel invites papers on any topic or treatment of how we read Richard Rodriguez today. Potential themes about Rodriguez and his work include, but are not limited to: ethnicity, religion, assimilation, immigration, class struggle, class mobility, sexual identity, identity politics, multiethnic identities, gender/masculinity, language/bilingualism, sociohistorical context, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, Rodriguez's journalist work, and the context of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies today. Send 200-300 word abstract.

Material Culture/Built Environment, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:03am
Evelyn Montgomery, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture

Proposals for individual papers and panels are being accepted for the Material Culture/Built Environment Area for the Feb. 13-16, 2013 annual meeting of Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. This area now includes the area for Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections. Visit http://swtxpca.org/CFPs_2012/Special_Topics/CFP%20-%20Material%20Culture... for full information.

Legacies of Collaborative Practices in Contemporary Scholarship, SEA Feburary 2013

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 8:53am
Society of Early Americanists

Panel: Legacies of Collaborative Practices in Contemporary Scholarship

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28—March 2, 2013
Savannah, Georgia
http://www.cla.auburn.edu/sea/

Co-Organizers: Jennifer Jo Stroup, Texas Christian University, j.stroup@tcu.edu and L. Blake Vives, University of Central Florida, leslie.vives@ucf.edu

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:39am
Ryan Cordell / DHCommons / Northeastern University

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons
Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm

At the 2012 MLA, conference attendees packed many sessions on the digital humanities (DH), reflecting the growing interest in this domain. Yet many newcomers to digital humanities lack opportunities to connect with the DH community, get help from experienced practitioners with conceptualizing and launching a project, or begin building the skills they need to realize their projects. This four-hour preconvention workshop welcomes language and literature scholars who wish to learn about, start, or join digital scholarly projects for research and/or teaching.

Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:47am
Carol Smallwoo, editor

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, McFarland & Company, 2012

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions

How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:40am
Carol Smallwood, editor

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Carol Smallwood, educator, librarian; co-editor Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials, (Scarecrow Press 2012); editor Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians, (ALA Editions, 2012); co-editor How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian, (Scarecrow Press, 2012)

Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System librarian, Orlando, Florida; co-editor: Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College, and Other Ways (McFarland, forthcoming); co-editor Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, (McFarland & Company, 2012)

The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:15am
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)

C A L L F O R P A P E R S A N D P A R T I C I P A T I O N

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups and colleagues the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to DICTAP2013.

The submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)
Stamford International University, Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand
sdiwc@sdiwc.net
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/dictap2013/

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