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The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:02am
Carol Smallwood

We are exploring for interest in a possible anthology by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers about librarians working to help patrons with financial literacy. Possible topics include:

What is financial literacy and why should we care?
Financial literacy: do libraries have a role?
Collection development to support patron financial literacy
Seeking and using collaborators in the financial industry
Job hunting help
Tax preparation programs
Any specific topic that touches on financial literacy
Recognizing fraud:
Case studies, what works and what doesn't
Case studies for supporting financial literacy in libraries

Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Library Volunteers

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: McFarland

Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing practical know-how how to make the most effective help from volunteers in tight economic times with staff cuts. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library-that is, be useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty, especially award winning volunteer efforts, case studies.

Possible topics: programming for different age groups; special events; training and continuing education; recognition reinforcement; policies and manuals; literacy outreach; recruitment and interviewing; scheduling; technology, and legal concerns.

Les chemins de la tradition: myths, mythemes, and the rewriting of origins (March 13-14, 2015 - Louisiana State University)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:45am
Department of French Studies Graduate Association LSU

The stories and plays of the ancients have long been an inspiration, a point de départ, for Western literature. Across the centuries, French authors use and reuse these myths, transforming them while giving them new life.

During the twelfth century, Benoit de Sainte Maure retold the Trojan War. Racine rewrote the fatal love triangle in Phèdre in the seventeenth century; Balzac recycled the King Midas myth in Eugénie Grandet two centuries later. This reappropriation of myth in literature was especially popular in the twentieth century, whether with Camus's Le mythe de Sisyphe, Anouilh's Antigone, or Cocteau's Orphée.

Wreck Park Literary Journal calling for creative writing submissions

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:38am
Wreck Park: A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt standardized discourses in the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes both academic and independent authors and researchers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and so on.

Publication 'Crime Uncovered: Anti-heroes' 300 word proposal by 1/10/14 (full papers January 2015)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:39am
Rebecca Stewart/Bath Spa University

This collection of essays will focus on the anti-heroes of Crime Fiction in order to give readers a greater insight into these characters. It will look at worldwide literature, including UK, Europe and the US. This insight will give readers a deeper understanding of the anti-heroes and examine how aspects of characterisation, methodology, social context and morality make up these protagonists.

Conference- Reimagining American History in Film and Media

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:41am
Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University

Reimagining American History in Film and Media

A Two Day International Conference at Tel Aviv University, The English and American Studies Department.

June 14-15, 2015.

Keynote speaker - Professor Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich.

[UPDATE] Hunger (abstract delivery: 30th Sept 2014)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:17am
Altre Modernità/Other Modernities, Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy

The Universal Exposition, which will bring millions of visitors to the city of Milan between 1 May and 31 October 2015, is around the corner. The Expo will mainly focus on the issue of food, as it is an indubitable fact that all around the world there are people who have too much of it, but, on the other hand, also people who still have too little.

CFP: Popular Culture & Pedagogy

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:01am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 36th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in
beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:05pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;

O'Neill & Ecocriticism (due Nov. 21 2014)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:52pm
39th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, March 26-28, 2015

Although Eugene O'Neill wrote decades before the emergence of Ecocriticism and Eco-theater, his plays reverberate with concerns about human relationships with the environment, including apprehensions about commercialization (The Glencairn Plays, 'Ile, The Hairy Ape), connections to the sea (Anna Christie and Long Day's Journey Into Night), and to the land (Beyond the Horizon and Desire Under the Elms), and the colonial encounters with native peoples (The Moon of the Caribbees and The Emperor Jones). Having received rather little critical attention, these reverberations with Ecocriticism represent fertile areas of scholarship for both O'Neill studies and modern drama.

Symposium on "Textual Machines", April 18, 2015 The University of Georgia Athens, GA

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:53pm
University of Georgia

International Symposium
"Textual Machines"

April 18, 2015
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Keynote speakers

- Janet MURRAY, Professor at the School of Literature, Media and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology and interaction designer.

- Serge BOUCHARDON, Professor at the University of Technology of Compiegne and author of interactive fictions.

Themes and topics

The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS Panels for ISECS and ASECS 2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:04pm
Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS), an affiliate society of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), is the first regional eighteenth-century society specific to Southeast Asia.Dedicated to a global approach to eighteenth-century studies, SASECS has sponsored sessions at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on SASECS, go to www.SASECS.com

A SASECS-sponored panel at the ISECS Congress, July 26-31, 2015, Rotterdam

"Eighteenth-Century Narrative Traffic."

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