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.
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.
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.
34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: Nov. 16, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.
Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):