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Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:47am
Carol Smallwoo, editor

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, McFarland & Company, 2012

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions

How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:40am
Carol Smallwood, editor

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Carol Smallwood, educator, librarian; co-editor Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials, (Scarecrow Press 2012); editor Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians, (ALA Editions, 2012); co-editor How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian, (Scarecrow Press, 2012)

Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System librarian, Orlando, Florida; co-editor: Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College, and Other Ways (McFarland, forthcoming); co-editor Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, (McFarland & Company, 2012)

The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:15am
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)

C A L L F O R P A P E R S A N D P A R T I C I P A T I O N

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups and colleagues the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to DICTAP2013.

The submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)
Stamford International University, Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand
sdiwc@sdiwc.net
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/dictap2013/

Popular Culture and Language/Written Word--November 30th and December 1st

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:58am
California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites submissions to its fall conference. We are looking to reach across disciplines in a conference titled Popular Culture and the Written Word.

This conference will be a great opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate students of any discipline looking to gain more experience in an academic setting. We will offer an array of different conference events from round tables and panel discussions to workshops and keynote speaker presentations.

This conference will be held at

California State University, Fullerton
Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st

We are seeking proposals on any aspect of popular culture and language, including the following topics:

NYU CALC Fall 2012 (due September 14)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:04pm
NYU Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

The New Latina/o Immigrant: Shifts in Literary Perspective (NeMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 8:44pm
Melissa Bobe / Rutgers University

In light of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and political action, this panel will explore the ways in which racism and xenophobic policy have changed the Latina/o literary output in America. What challenges do Latina/o immigrants, both documented and undocumented, face today? How are these challenges different from those faced by Latina/o immigrants who arrived earlier in the 20th century? How have Latina/o literary voices shifted in the face of these new challenges?

Contact Melissa Bobe, Rutgers University, at apis.melissa@gmail.com. DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.

Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):

Call for Proposals - Edited Collection - Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds (12/18/12)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:45pm
Ben S. Bunting, Jr. / Washington State University

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds

Despite the rapid increase in the popularity of gaming in the last decade, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how virtual worlds fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized experience of reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider the virtual spaces of gameworlds as a new kind of wilderness and players as a new kind of explorer.

Not Just Trout Fishing: Richard Brautigan's Environments

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 1:08pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (May 28-June 1)

The work of Counterculture hero Richard Brautigan, long neglected by many critics, is ready for a comeback. I am interested in proposing a session at ASLE's 2013 conference (in Lawrence, KS at the University of Kansas) on nature/ecology/the environment/etc. in Richard Brautigan's work. These terms can be interpreted in a number of ways, but I'm particularly interested in how ecologies relate to interior landscapes or how Brautigan uses politics to talk about nature, or how his character embrace nature as a means of responding to dominate culture, etc. The specific topics are very open, but I do want to start up the conversations surrounding Brautigan again.

37th Annual Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference 21 - 23 March 2013 University of North Carolina at Asheville

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:23pm
Philological Association of the Carolinas

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 31 October 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

CFP: Multicultural Perspectives in American Short Fiction (UCA Graduate Conference on Literature, Conway, AR, April 4-5, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:04pm
University of Central Arkansas, Department of English

We invite papers on any aspect of multiculturalism in American short fiction including novellas, short stories, and poetry. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

250-word abstracts or panel proposals must be emailed by March 1, 2013 to ucagradconference1@gmail.com with "Conference Submission" in the subject line.

The American Lyceum: I rise to speak because I am not a slave. Boston: 3-21to24-13

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association

The title of this panel quotes Abbey Kelly Foster, who without benefit of patrons, sponsors, or the anti-slavery movement, fought her way throughout the American Lyceum circuit of the mid-nineteenth century, speaking in the halls of New England to articulate her perspective on national issues, particularly slavery. While the American Lyceum is known as the precursor to today's community colleges, having featured such great orators as Emerson, Thoreau, Frederick Douglass and Edward Everett, far less is known about the women who contributed to the lyceum. From its inception in 1828 through its decline and disappearance after WWI, the American lyceum forged a public educated through general lectures into a democratic audience.

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