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Technology Instruction in Libraries

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:41pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

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

Lura Sanborn, co-editor. 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.

Women's Studies in the Library

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:35pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for women's studies programs and resources. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty. Proven, creative, case studies encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovative workshops, outreach, grant resources highly valued.

"Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The panel calls for papers that pay close attention to women's experiences as they travel (by choice or by force) across land and sea and eventually learn how to live in new places under remarkable circumstances. The panel aims to problematize the ideas of location and nationality, so it welcomes papers that complicate the seeming divide between "American" and "British" texts, writers, characters, and subjects. In addition to literary studies, this panel encourages submissions from disciplines such as history, art history, linguistics, gender studies, and oceanic studies.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:54am
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. I will accept content on an ongoing basis.

[UPDATE] "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:07am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Extended CFP: Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3:42am
Neil Ramsey, UNSW Canberra

Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815
UNSW Canberra, Australia, 17-18 November 2015
Extended deadline for proposals: 31 August 2015

Conference Overview
Theorists of both war and the media claim the world has entered a revolutionary era in which military affairs have transformed modern armed conflict into information war. The depictions of a conflict – both its causes and its conduct – are as significant as strategy and tactics in determining the outcome.

theory: Critical methods for Literary book Reviews for journalistic purposes

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:22pm
norah alsaeed

Reviewing a literary book is a form of literary criticism which is based on analyzing, criticing, and summarizing a book in a way that will be simple to understand the content, merit, or style for those readers who are interested in literature. Literary Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers. This paper will shed light on how to review a literary book or a literary text in a critical method that is suitable enough for journalism. This paper may parallels journalism and literature. The current ideas about literary criticism in journalism derive almost entirely from the new direction taken in the early twentieth century.

Interactions CFP 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:23pm
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

Divergent Depictions: Alternative Representational Subjectivities in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:06am
Latin American Studies Association (LASA - 2016) New York

The representation of individual and communities in film have been consistently informed and transformed by cultural and institutional values throughout Latin American cinema's history. However, recent Latin American cinema has seen the proliferation of characters and subjects that break with traditional models and modes of representation that are anchored in and contoured by the social and political systems, actors, and events of the region.

Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries, January 16th, 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 5:45am
University of Stirling

A one-day symposium

Saturday 16th January 2016

Keynote Event
• During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling's library.
Keynote Speakers
• Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)

• Professor Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University – author of Patrick McGrath (University of Wales Press, 2011)

Breaking Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity, E-Learning, and Universities without Walls:January 7-8, 2016, Jadavpur University

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:48am
Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance in Undergraduate Education in India ( Project E-QUAL)

The University, traditionally defined, is an institution that promises 'universal' or holistic education. Yet universities have failed to live up to this promise, first because they exist within well-defined physical spaces that admit only a small number of students and faculty, and second, because even within the university, disciplines and
departments are strictly segregated. In India, these limitations give rise to a very real and urgent crisis at the present time.
Following upon the enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2008, India is committed to increasing its Gross Enrollment Ratio (of students in higher education) to around 30% by 2030 (from the present 19%). For this, it not only requires around 2000 universities, it

Mythology In Contemporary Culture in Seattle March 21-25

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:14pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle
Seattle, WA

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

Contemporary Short Fiction of the Midwest, June 2016

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:54pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.

We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.

Seminar: Defining Nature

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:58pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

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