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Women's Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:14pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, ed. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-ed. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:12pm
Carol Smallwood/Rowman & Littlefield

Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

Carol Smallwood: Essays on Women's Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Vera Gubnitskaia: How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); public, college librarian.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield. Exploring feasibility---when enough responses have been received you'll be contacted.

Technology Instruction in Libraries for Staff, Patrons, and Students

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-ed. Google for Patron Library Use ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-ed. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians about technology instruction for staff, patrons, and students. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: public, school, special, academic, LIS faculty. Creative case studies especially encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovation highly valued.

Library Outreach to Writers and Poets: Interviews and Case Studies of Cooperation

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:07pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014); Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching is on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers.

Vera Gubnitskaia: contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library (ALA, 2014); co-editor, Continuing Education for Librarians (McFarland, 2013); indexer

PROTEST: April 21-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:48am
University of Pennsylvania's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program and Media Activism Research Collective (MARC)

PROTEST: 3rd Biannual GSWS Graduate Student Conference

University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 21-Friday, April 22, 2016

Keynote: Marcia Ochoa

Featured Presentation: Isa Noyola

Organized by Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Media Activism Research Collective

[UPDATE] Untying the Mother Tongue. On Language, Affect, and the Unconscious Deadline ext. October, 15

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:27am
Federico Dal Bo, Antonio Castore / ICI Berlin

The term we still use to designate someone's attachment to a particular language, her potentially flawless competence, or the very "place" for her thoughts to emerge in coherent form, is "mother tongue". We take it to be a natural condition of language acquisition, equally valid for every individual speaker, and thus forget that it is a mere metaphorical reference to the "first" language, spoken by what is referred to, with an even more misleading metaphor, a "native" speaker.

Throughout history, the use and connotations of the expression "mother tongue" have undergone several changes. In the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, the Latin "lingua materna" referred to the vernaculars in opposition to the learned Latin.

[UPDATE] New Orleans Review: 2016 Shakespeare Issue

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:19am
Hillary Eklund / New Orleans Review / Loyola University New Orleans

Four centuries after William Shakespeare's death, his name ennobles a variety of cultural institutions, from libraries and endowed chairs to summer camps and rubber duckies. Even as these structures—both lofty and lowly—rise and fall, we bear witness to the greatest power Shakespeare described: that of poetry itself to preserve without rigidity, to endure without sameness, and to inspire without dominance. Beyond the array of institutions that bear his name, what conversations do Shakespeare's eternal lines animate now?

CFP: Student Success Conference (11/20/15: 02/11/16 - 02/12/16)

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 8:45am
Michigan Student Success Conference

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Call for Papers

"Collaborating for Student Success"
2016 Michigan Student Success Conference

February 11 - February 12 2016
Troy, Michigan

Today's higher education institutions can sometimes operate in silos with student affairs, academic affairs, and other divisions working separately on challenging issues that affect entire institutions. Additionally, public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, and other educational agencies don't always combine forces to address the issues of education across the state.

Form Matters: The Media of anti-Americanism

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 3:20am
Heiko Beyer (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany) and Jesper Gulddal (University of Newcastle, Astralia)

Invitation for abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of American Studies (proposal pending) on the Media of Anti-Americanism

Initial abstracts due: November 30, 2015
Contributors informed of decision no later than: December 15, 2015
Full submissions due: April 30, 2016

Please send submissions to:

Heiko Beyer (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany): heiko.beyer@uni-duesseldorf.de

and

Jesper Gulddal (University of Newcastle, Astralia): jesper.gulddal@newcastle.edu.au

Aims and Scope of the Special Issue


Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference "Ideas of South" - March 11th–12th 2016 (Abstract due December 1st 2015)

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 11:55pm
Cornell University - Department of Romance Studies

In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?

CFP Sydney Screen Studies Network Symposium. DEADLINE: 16th Oct

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 9:13pm
Sydney Screen Studies Network

Call-for-Papers: SSSN Symposium

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday 16th October

We are currently seeking submissions for our end-of-year Symposium.

SSSN is a student-led academic community for higher degree research students and early career researchers in screen studies based in Sydney and surrounds. The network aims to provide a casual networking and collegial relationship-building space in screen studies in Sydney.

Cosmopolis and Beyond. Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 7:46pm
Trinity College, Oxford

Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.

Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s), A Graduate Student Conference, April 22-23 2016

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 7:39pm
The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies

Call for Papers

Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s)
A Graduate Student Conference

The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies is pleased to announce our third graduate student conference, to be held 22-23 April 2016 in Camden, New Jersey. Graduate students and others at a similar stage of career in all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and youth are encouraged to submit proposals.

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