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Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:58am
Carol Smallwood/Scarecrow Press

Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google+; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research.

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Writing South Africa Now - CfP Deadline 15 APRIL

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:16am
University of York in association with University of Cambridge


Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge
CfP Deadline: 15 April 2014

"Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On" is a one-day colloquium on South African textual cultures of any period to be held at the University of York (UK) on Saturday, 7 June 2014. Relevant research fields include but are not restricted to: literature, media, theatre, film, spoken word, publishing, and translation studies.

This year sees the twentieth anniversary of South Africa's democracy, and offers timely cause for reflection on the complex changes and continuities concerning South African literature. Possible questions include but are not limited to:

The Concept of Late Modernism (MSA 16)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 5:36am
Modernist Studies Organization

The Concept of Late Modernism

MSA 16 - Confluence and Division
Pittsburgh, PA, USA. November 06-09, 2014
Submission Deadline: May 02, 2014

UPDATE: Final CFP and Registration open: New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:28am
University of Sussex

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
Registration for the conference is now open please book via this link
Prof. Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
David Goodhart, Demos
Refugee Action
The Refugee Council

International Symposium "Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" Florenc,, Ital,, January 18-25, 2015

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 1:50am
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond tourism, Florence, Italy

The symposium topic is focused on, but not limited to, T.S. Eliot and Modernism, and may include such topics as:
- Evocations of time and place in Eliot's writing or that of his contemporaries
- The preoccupation with space, place and (dis)location
- Modernism and the uses of time, 'time past', and timelessness
- Eliot, Modernism and history
- Eliot, Modernism and contemporary scientific and philosophical views on space and time
- Eliot's place in the tradition, the canon, Modernism, and world literature

Papers that explore the connections between England and Florence or England and Italy in the context of Eliot and his contemporaries are also welcome.

MPCA / ACA -- Mythology and Popular Culture Panel

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association


The Mythology section of the Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association invites papers on any intersection of myth and popular culture for our upcoming meeting. This year's MPCA/ACA meeting is October 3-5, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

Cavell and History

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:39pm
Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies


Stanley Bates (Middlebury College)
Sarah Beckwith (Duke University)
Peter Dula (Eastern Mennonite University)
Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College)
Adam Gonya (KU Leuven)
Larry Jackson (CUNY)
Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford)
Stephen Mulhall (University of Oxford)
Sianne Ngai (Stanford University)
Andrew Norris (UC Santa Barbara)
Lawrence Rhu (USC)
D. N. Rodowick (Harvard University)
Miguel Tamen (University of Lisbon)

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:52pm
Case Western Reserve University

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium.

Edited Collection: Memory in Popular Culture [abstracts due 5/1/14]

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:06pm
Heather Urbanski, Fitchburg State University

Upcoming collection on memory in popular culture, under contract with McFarland and Company, seeks proposals for academic essays on the complex role of rhetorical and social memory in science fiction, fantasy, fandom, and online gaming. Abstracts due 5/1/14 with final essays due 11/15/14.

For the upcoming collection Essays on Memory in Popular Culture, I am seeking contributions that describe and analyze the complex rhetorical memory involved in contemporary popular culture reception and consumption.

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes - 7 June 14

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:54pm
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, London UK

We are delighted to announce that the renowned moral philosopher, Professor Peter Singer, will be presenting the keynote at the Caring in Crisis colloquium sponsored by Birkbeck Institute for Social Research on Saturday June 7 2014 (9.30am – 5pm) in London, United Kingdom. Author of best-selling books such as The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty (2009), Professor Singer will discuss the findings of the three-year, interdisciplinary and collaborative research project 'Mediated humanitarian knowledge; audiences responses and moral actions', funded by the Leverhulme Trust.