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Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:58pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters for a handbook on strengthening small and rural public libraries as centers of communities serving populations under 25,000. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; making an inviting atmosphere; successful living endowments; programming; handling patrons, volunteers, meetings; using technology; effective networking; staff evaluations; professional development; needs assessment surveys.

Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:56pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters on strengthening and expanding services to the age group called baby boomers. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; encouraging endowments and advocacy; programming and workshops; maximizing their experience as volunteers; instruction in technology; needs assessment surveys; genealogy and oral histories; grants.

JLCDS Call for Papers: "Disability and Blood"

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:37am
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (Liverpool University Press)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)

Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Waldby and Robert Mitchell), and medical constructions of what blood was, is and how it can function (Keith Wailoo).

CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:54am
Bill Wolff / Rowan University

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.

In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."

Contemporary Dynamics of Langauges and Cultures

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:03am
Lumina, The University of South-East Europe

The program of Applied Modern Languages at Lumina - University of South-East Europe was created with the aim to circulate, cross and encourage exchanges between the Western cultural and linguistic space, represented by the English and French languages, on the one hand, and the emerging South - Eastern European space, on the border between continents and cultures. It is this positioning, between the East and the West, between the North and the South, between religions that represents the hallmark of our program, open to students from all over the world. Out approach is supported by the Enlightenment paradigm that has been encouraging us for nearly two centuries and a half to venture out.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:50am
National University of Ireland, Galway

Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism
International two-day conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway
25th-26th June, 2014

Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Professor Piero Boitani (Sapienza – Università di Roma)
Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia): 'Chaucer on the Waterfront'

CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:27am
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory, and Culture / University of Lodz

Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an "authored work" and, following Bourdieu, a "system of positions." The history of collecting and publishing in the 20th century – from Peggy Guggenheim to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX – illustrates a widespread development and framing of how literary and cultural materials are received. Publishers, editors, librarians, and curators have all played a fundamental role in authoring and shaping the reception, preservation, and influence of textual and cultural objects.

Conference "Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts", 6-8 Nov 2014, Oldenburg, Germany

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:17am
Center for Migration, Education, and Cultural Studies, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Call for Papers:
Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Oldenburg, Nov 6-8, 2014.
Organized by Martin Butler and Paul Mecheril

Opening Lecture by Gayatri C. Spivak (New York)

South Asians in Africa [MLA]

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:29pm
Modern Language Association National Convention

The South Asian Literary Association and the African Literature Division of the Modern Language Association invite papers on the following topic for MLA 2015 in Vancouver--

South Asians in Africa: the literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Africa. Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2014; Madhurima Chakraborty ( and Joya Uraizee (

DECADENCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:00pm
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014

CFP: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:39pm
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)

How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Panel: Early American Literature, RMMLA 2014 (abstracts due 31 March 2014)

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:06pm
Katherine E. Bishop / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This is a regular session categorized under "English--U.S. and Canada Studies."

Submissions examining any aspect of Early American Literature are invited. Topics of interest include visual culture, technology, nation, animal studies, humor, and book history, but all proposals will be equally considered.

The 2014 RMMLA Annual Convention will be held on 11-14 October in Boise, Idaho. Abstracts for the "Early American Literature" session should be 300-500 words and must be submitted with a brief bio. to Katherine Bishop ( by 31 March 2014.

World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2014)

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:05pm
Infonomics Society

The World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2014) will be held at the Temple University. The WCSNE is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in special needs education. The WCSNE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from educational and industrial sectors. The aim of WCSNE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational and industrial sectors with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of special needs in education.