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.
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.
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.
Panel: Legacies of Collaborative Practices in Contemporary Scholarship
Eighth Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28—March 2, 2013
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.
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
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)
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
California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites submissions to its fall conference. We are looking to reach across disciplines in a conference titled Popular Culture and the Written Word.
This conference will be a great opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate students of any discipline looking to gain more experience in an academic setting. We will offer an array of different conference events from round tables and panel discussions to workshops and keynote speaker presentations.
This conference will be held at
California State University, Fullerton
Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st
We are seeking proposals on any aspect of popular culture and language, including the following topics:
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.
In light of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and political action, this panel will explore the ways in which racism and xenophobic policy have changed the Latina/o literary output in America. What challenges do Latina/o immigrants, both documented and undocumented, face today? How are these challenges different from those faced by Latina/o immigrants who arrived earlier in the 20th century? How have Latina/o literary voices shifted in the face of these new challenges?
Contact Melissa Bobe, Rutgers University, at email@example.com. DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.
Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):
Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds
Despite the rapid increase in the popularity of gaming in the last decade, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how virtual worlds fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized experience of reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider the virtual spaces of gameworlds as a new kind of wilderness and players as a new kind of explorer.
Call for Papers
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing': Interaction between Technology and Poetry
The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Fantastic Adaptations, Transformations, and Audiences
March 20-24, 2013
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
The work of Counterculture hero Richard Brautigan, long neglected by many critics, is ready for a comeback. I am interested in proposing a session at ASLE's 2013 conference (in Lawrence, KS at the University of Kansas) on nature/ecology/the environment/etc. in Richard Brautigan's work. These terms can be interpreted in a number of ways, but I'm particularly interested in how ecologies relate to interior landscapes or how Brautigan uses politics to talk about nature, or how his character embrace nature as a means of responding to dominate culture, etc. The specific topics are very open, but I do want to start up the conversations surrounding Brautigan again.