Monday, February 28, 2005


School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July.

Editor: Dianne ObergUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Associate Editors:
Anna Altmann, University of Alberta, Canada
Julie Tallman, University of Georgia, USA

Current Call for Papers
Policy: Empowering School LibrariesJanuary 2006 (Volume 12, Number 1)Dianne Oberg (Editor of School Libraries Worldwide) and Anne Clyde (Chair, IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres) invite contributions on the theme of "Policy: Empowering School Libraries". All types of policy, at all levels from national school library policy to policies of the individual school library, will be relevant. Also welcome are discussions of policies in other fields, for example education policy, employment policy, equal opportunity policy, or information policy, as they apply to school libraries. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) policy formulation, the influence or impact of policy, comparisons of policies, the role of the school librarian in policy development, different types of policies, and the potential of policies to improve school library services. Research-based papers, in particular, are welcomed. We aim to include papers from as many countries as possible. The theme for this issue of School Libraries Worldwide is also the theme for the Open Session of the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Oslo in August 2005; we hope that this sharing of discussion will help to cement the positive relationships between IASL and the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres. Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact both Dianne Oberg at and Anne Clyde at

Papers are selected through a blind review process, with a minimum of two independent reviews of each paper.

For more information, visit:

Sunday, February 27, 2005

CFP: MLA Conference -- Graphic Novels and YA Collections

CFP: MLA Conference -- Graphic Novels and YA Collections

CFP for the MLA conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 2005.
Deadline, March 15, 2005

This session will focus on papers that explore young adulthood via the genre of graphic novels. Papers might also address aspects of the production of comic art, artistic analyses or psychological studies of cartoon characters. Historical studies discussing the graphic novel as related to other forms of young adult literature are also welcomed. Other areas might include how young adults lay claim to graphic literature often not written with them as an intended audience.

By March 15, submit a detailed abstract, and an abbreviated c.v. or brief biographical note via email (e-mail submissions greatly preferred) to

Or through mail:
Tammy Mielke
D-1 Woodbury, University College Worcester
Henwick Grove
United Kingdom

Call for papers: Space(s) in Children's Literature

Call for papers: Space(s) in Children's Literature

SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Assn), October 27-29, 2005 (Houston, Texas)
Deadline March 15, 2005

For presentation at SCMLA, we invite submissions on space(s) in children's literature. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-fantastic and/or psychological spaces
-pop-up books/ the book as a physical object
-class-based, racial, or gender-based spaces
-utopias or dystopias
-hideouts and hideaways
-giants or miniature characters
-issues of home or place
-thresholds or boundaries
-journeys into the earth or into space
-connections between time & space
-natural vs. constructed spaces

Please send 1-page abstracts by March 15. If you send an electronic
submission, please use MSWord or rich text format.

Jennifer Geer
Department of English
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 44691
Lafayette, LA 70504

CFP: The Adjunct Experience (no deadline noted; collection)

CFP: The Adjunct Experience (no deadline noted; collection)

We are seeking first person narratives detailing experiences with and perceptions of part time teaching at the university level. We do not have any limitations in terms of word count; all we ask is that you be as candid, passionate, opinionated as you can be in your contribution. We plan to read through all of the submissions, compile the ones we like the best into an anthology, and then submit it to a publisher for consideration. Please send your submissions as Word attachments or pasted into the text of an email with the subject line "adjunct
submission." Include a 25 word bio and contact information (name, phone number, email). Leslie Wolter and Nicole Hancock

[MY NOTE: I often wonder about adjust faculty and their understanding of library services. This might have a place here].

Friday, February 18, 2005

Call for Participation from D-Lib

Call for Participation Section from D-Lib, February 2005 issue

Main URL" Calls for Participation

EGOV05 International Conference on E-Government, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for workshop proposals. The submission date is 1 April 2005.

"The EGOV conference series intends to assess the state of the art in e-government/governance and to provide guidance for research, development and application in this fast-moving field. The annual conferences bring together leading research experts and professionals from all over the globe. EGOV 2005 in Denmark builds on the achievements of the three preceeding conferences (EGOV04 in Zaragoza, EGOV03 in Prague, and EGOV02 in Aix-en-Provence)."

For more information, please see

National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL), Program Solicitation NSF 05-545. Call for proposals. The full Proposal deadline is 11 April 2005 (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time).

"Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative, this program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. In FY2005, the program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners. (2) Services projects are expected to develop services that support users, resource collection providers, and the Core Integration effort and that enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library. (3) Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the digital library."

For more information, please see

The 6th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, 11 - 13 October 2005, Hangzhou, China. Call for papers. The submission date is 11 April 2005.

"WAIM 2005 is an international forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users to share and exchange cutting-edge ideas, results, experience, techniques and tools in connection with all aspects of Web data management. The conference invites original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of Web-based information systems, as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials and panels."

For more information, please see

Seventh National Russian Research Conference (RCDL), 4 - 6 October 2005, Yaroslavl, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 15 April 2005.

"The purpose of this conference series (previous six conferences were held in St.Petersburg (1999), Protvino (2000), Petrozavodsk (2001), Dubna (2002), St. Petersburg (2003), Pushchino (2004)) is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field....Participation is sought from all parts of the world stimulating international collaboration in the digital library field."

For more information, please see

7th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 April 2005.

"The objective of the 7th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2005) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems, applications, and solutions. This year the conference will also focus on autonomic aspect of data warehousing and knowledge discovery. Moreover, the conference will be supplemented with invited talks, panel discussion and industrial papers."

For more information, please see

ISMIR 2005 - 6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 11 - 15 September 2005. Call for participation. The submission deadline for papers, panels, tutorials, posters and demos is 18 April 2005.

"The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available either locally or remotely and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively."

For more information, please see

12th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE), 29 - 30 September 2005, Turku, Finland. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 18 April 2005.

" Now in its 12th year, ECITE may be regarded as one of the longer established academic conferences on the European academic scene. Even after this period of time the conference still attracts new ideas concerning the subject of information technology benefits, costs, success and evaluation. Of course it is a subject of considerable import and the way in which the use of information and communication technology continues to grow suggests that the evaluation of benefits, costs and success and even failure, will be on the academic and practitioner's agenda for years to come."

For more information, please see

The Eighth International Forum on Virtual Communities, 14 - 15 November 2005, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 April 2005.

"This conference is an opportunity for attendees and speakers to share best practices. With a focus on various species of virtual communities, we plan presentations or panels on:

-Social Software and Social Networks
-Collaboration Tools: Helping Communities Work Together
-Communities of Practice
-Communities of Users
-Geographic / local area Communities
-Case studies of Successful Communities
-Core tools and technologies
-Communities as pressure groups / Flash communities"

For more information, please see

Monday, February 14, 2005

CFP: ...evolution through discovery: ETD2005

...evolution through discovery: ETD2005
8th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
28th - 30th September 2005

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for ETD2005: evolution through discovery the key international conference tackling important issues of open access to scholarly research. Join this worldwide movement by being involved - your ideas and contributions are important.

Please see the three conference themes:

To submit an expression of interest or abstract online, please see the Call for Papers page on the conference website:

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Andrew Wells
ETD2005 Conference

Tony Cargnelutti
Chair, Program Committee
ETD2005 Conference

Hosted by:
Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
The University of New South Wales Library
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Conference organisers:
ICE Australia
Holly Dowse
Event Coordinator

International Conferences and Events (ICE) Australia P/L
183 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: 61-2 9544 9134
Fx: 61-2 9522 4447

Saturday, February 12, 2005


Deadline: March 31, 2005

The 22nd Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held June 23 - 26, 2005, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete sessions, including original fiction and poetry.

Those interested in presenting should send proposals by March 31, 2005 to:

Professor Michele Schiavone
Department of English
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304 - 696-2387
Fax: 304 - 696- 2448

Proposals should include presenter's name, phone number, postal and email address, paper title, and a 250-word abstract (abstracts will be printed in post-conference proceedings). Indicate the type of presentation as research, fiction, or poetry. Research can include works of fiction, nonfiction, drama or film that feature sport themes.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by April 22, 2005.

Friday, February 11, 2005

The Colonial and Postcolonial Lives of the Book 1765-2005

The Colonial and Postcolonial Lives of the Book 1765-2005
Call for Papers Deadline: March 1, 2005-03-01

'The Colonial and Postcolonial Lives of the Book 1765-2005' Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, London, 3-5 November 2005. The primary focus of this major International conference will be on Asia, Africa and Australasia, although papers are invited on any aspect of colonial and postcolonial publishing and reading history within the specified period. Methodological or comparative papers across more than one region are also welcome. Highlighted themes will include: Publishing and the colonial system; missionary publishing houses; distribution and transport networks; British publishers in the Empire; local publishing; publishing Commonwealth literature; censorship and copyright;Imperial archives and current research; postcolonial publishing opportunities; globalisation, print and the nation state.

Further particulars and accommodation information may be obtained from

Dr Mary Hammond
Dr Robert Fraser
Department of Literaure
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Publishing and the First World War: Essays in Book History and Bibliography

Publishing and the First World War: Essays in Book History and Bibliography
Call for Papers Deadline: March 31, 2005

The editors would like to invite contributions to a planned edited collection to be ready for submission to publishers in December 2005. Essays from scholars working in any aspect of print culture relating to the First World War are welcome, but we would particularly like to hear from those working on the publishing industries, reading communities and distribution networks of countries outside the United Kingdom.
Suggested essay topics might include: WW1 libraries; the effects of paper and personnel shortages; endangered supply routes; newspapers and magazines; censorship; the editing and commercialisation of war writers since the war.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent electronically to both editors: Dr Mary Hammond (e-mail address shown below) and Dr Shafquat Towheed (

Dr Mary Hammond
Department of Literature
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

CFP: Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

CFP: Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

The peer-reviewed, quarterly journal , Storytelling, is dedicated to analyses of popular narratives in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Although past essays have focused on children’s literature, comics, detective/crime fiction, film, horror/gothic, popular music, romance, science fiction, and television, submissions are by no means confined to these areas.

Executive Editors: Bonnie Plummer and Charlie Sweet, Eastern Kentucky University

Submission Details. Manuscripts should see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The executive editors are especially interested in visual accomplishments, bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives.

Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract, be between 10 to 15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words), and follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited. Authors should submit two copies of their manuscript with a stamped return envelope if return of manuscript is desired.

Address submissions to:

Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, _Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative_
Heldref Publications
1319 Eighteenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1802 USA

Visit the website at

CFP: Freshman English and English Composition: Open Topic at "Literary Space(s)"

CFP: Freshman English and English Composition: Open Topic at "Literary Space(s)" SCMLA 2005 in Houston, Texas.
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005.

The Freshman English and English Composition Panel of the South Central Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for our panel at the 2005 meeting to be held October 27-29 in Houston, Texas. The
conference's theme is "Literary Space(s)." Papers are invited that address this theme and theory and practice in the teaching of freshman composition and English composition.

For more information about membership in SCMLA or the upcoming conference in Houston, please visit the SCMLA website at

Please send 500 word abstracts either electronically or via ground mail to:

Heather Salter
Department of Language & Communication
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

CFP: Museum Discourse in/and Literature (MLA 2005)

CFP: Museum Discourse in/and Literature (MLA 2005)

Proposed Special Session
MLA December 27-30, 2005
Washington, D.C.
Deadline March 15, 2005

Andreas Huyssen (1995) has pointed out that “Few who have written on the museum in the 1980s have . . . argued that we need to rethink (and not just out of a desire to deconstruct) the museum beyond the binary
parameters of avant-garde versus tradition, museum versus modernity (or postmodernity), transgression versus co-option, left cultural politics versus neoconservatism.” How can literary (and cultural) criticism
contribute to a rethinking of past and present museum theory and practice? How does literature (not limited to English-language) reproduce and/or critique museums’ assumptions regarding nation, history, tradition, origin, authenticity, totality, art, universality, autonomy, race, class, and gender? How is literature mediated by museum discourse? How might the insights of museum studies be applied to the analysis of literature? Barbara Black (2000), Eric Gidal (2001), and Catherine Paul (2002) have demonstrated various approaches
to these questions. What other approaches are possible?

Papers dealing with the avant-garde, visual arts critique of museum theory and practice (e.g., Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism; Fluxus, Haacke, Buren, Broodthaers) will also be considered.

Please send 1-page abstracts and brief bio. by March 15 to John Pedro Schwartz .

John Pedro Schwartz
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Henderson Fellow
Department of English
University of Vermont

CFP: Travel and Tourism (Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association)

CFP: Travel and Tourism (Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association)

Conference: Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
New Brunswick, New Jersey
November 4-6, 2005
June 15, 2005

The annual MAPACA conference features roughly 90 interdisciplinary panels on a wide range of topics. We plan to run several panels on Travel and Tourism.

The Travel and Tourism panels encourage a wide range of presentations, papers, and multi-media displays about travel and tourism. The following is a general list of suggested topics, but other topics and queries are certainly invited.

Since travel writing appears in so many forms--novels and movies, fictions and non-fictions and meta-fictions, cartoons and websites, journalism and photo essays, advertisements and business reports, guide books and maps, reality TV and virtual reality--please feel free to consider a very wide range of materials and texts. These trips might take one anywhere from Disneyland to Holocaust memorials, from the Walt Whitman house to the top of Everest, from Grand Tours to forbidden countries, from personal misadventures to trips of a lifetime. These travels often challenge our assumptions about allegedly simple terms, such as tourist, traveler, map, picturesque, vulgar, forbidden, exile, pilgrimage, exotic, border--and many others.

I am also planning to organize two special panels. The first, "Traveling with Big Brother," would focus on security and privacy issues involving travel and tourism. The second, "Traveling with Little Brother/Sister," would focus on families and travel.

Please feel free to send questions or notes to Gene McQuillan, the Travel and Tourism chair, at An abstract of 250-500 words is required by June 15, 2005.

CFP: Computers and Literature Discussion Group (MLA '05)

CFP: Computers and Literature Discussion Group (MLA '05)

Papers are sought for the "Computers and Literature" Discussion Group for the 2005 Modern Language Association Conference (27-30 December 2005, Washington D.C.) that explore how literary theory, including editorial theory, is responding to electronic (and hence infinitely revisable) texts. Papers are also welcome on the relationship between computer-assisted analytic techniques and literary theory. Abstracts of 300-500 words by 4 March; Susan Schreibman (

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

CFG: Library Worklife Call for submissions (ALA)

CFG: Library Worklife Call for submissions (ALA)

Main Page:
Call for Submissions:

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is currently seeking submissions for "Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders." Library Worklife informs readers about issues - career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, work/life balance - that concern all library workers. One way to ensure that the publication reflects your concerns and celebrates your victories is to become a featured author. Published monthly, Library Worklife is received by thousands of librarians and other library workers.

Library Worklife is the channel for library workers, administrators, and the public who are seeking change in the way our profession is defined, viewed, and treated. Regard it as a community publication, as multi-faceted in its purpose as its audience, revealing similarities and differences between the work lives of workers in all types of libraries, showcasing individuals/institutions/programs that have a positive impact on the professional lives of library workers, and educating about theories and trends that challenge current notions and practices. Library Worklife is sent electronically each month on the second Tuesday to subscribers and abstracts of each article are available on the ALA-APA Web site.

Please consider:
* submitting an article or editorial
* creating an article series
* debuting a concise excerpt from your research
* sharing a successful program
* reviewing and recommending human resources-related publications from the library and other disciplines
* submitting a speech tackling pressing professional issues
* describing how you manage new assignments and skill enhancements
* publicizing pay equity and certification initiatives in your institution/state/region.

Jenifer Grady, MSLS, MBA
Director, ALA-Allied Professional Association
American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433, x-2424
Library Worklife newsletter

Sunday, February 06, 2005

CFP: Examining Text on the Web & Cautght in the Web

CFP: Examining Text on the Web & Cautght in the Web

(Two on...was not clear on the cfp)

The Center for Humanities, Arts, and TechnoScience (CHATS) presents: Structure, Space and Transmigrations
April 15-17, 2005
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, New York

The State University of New York at Albany will host its third annual CHATS conference (formerly HumaniTech*), which focuses on examining the intersection between humanities, science and technology. The three-day conference will host an array of events, including academic papers and multi-media presentations, performance, exhibits, a plenary discussion, and keynote speaker (to be announced). We are particularly interested in panels and papers that take an interdisciplinary approach, and incorporate perspectives from a wide range of disciplines. Priority consideration will be given to those speaking to this year’s theme, “Structure, Space and Transmigrations.” Works from all fields and disciplines are welcome.

Call for Papers on the exploration and examination of text on the Web

As a freelance writer for a webzine, I have been interested in the growing phenomena of text on the net. Of interest will be diverse opinions on the concept of writing for the internet. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Anonymity – how does anonymity play into creating a community between the virtual audience and authors? Can there be a community when there is anonymity? What constitutes a community? Are these “real” or “imagined” communities? How does writing for the web differ from “paper” texts? Is writing for the web to be considered a legitimate means of communication versus printed texts? Is printed text becoming obsolete? Where does ‘blogging’ fit into this and what is it? Is a blogger an author? Are we all authors? Are we “caught in the web”? Where will our fascination with the web lead us?

Papers from a variety of disciplines are welcomed, such as, but not limited to: Psychology, English, History, Sociology, Cultural Studies, etc. Proposals should be no longer than 500 words and should be directed to Paula Yablonsky at no later than February 23, 2005.

For further info, visit

* HumaniTech is used with permission from Barbara L. Cohen and the Regents of the University of California.

CFP: Technical Writing Open Topic

CFP: Technical Writing Open Topic

Proposals are invited for a regular session at the 2005 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association in Houston, Texas, October 27-29, 2005.

Technical Writing, Open Topic - This session welcomes any paper that addresses any aspect of technical writing. Possible topics include: Teaching aspects of technical writing; Ethnics in technical writing; Successful techniques in teaching technical writing; Service learning in teachnical writing; Using technology in the technical writing classroom.

For more information on the conference, visit

Email submissions are encouraged. Send 500 word proposals for 15-minute papers by February 20, 2005 to:

Tamara Powell
English Department
Louisiana Tech University

Friday, February 04, 2005

Call for User Group Discussion Leaders (NASIG 2005)

Call for User Group Discussion Leaders (NASIG 2005)
NASIG 2005 Annual Conference
May 19-22, 2005
Minneapolis, MN

On May 19, 2005, the President of the North American Serials Interest Group will open the first session of NASIG's 20th annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As in the past, this year's conference will include User Group Lunches. The purpose of these groups is to share product
implementation or development experiences and ideas. User Group attendees will have an opportunity to discuss topics of common interest in a non-commercial setting.

User Group Lunches will take place on Friday, May 20th, 12:45-2:15. The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions to be considered by these groups and would like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate a User Group.

Please send your User Group suggestions or volunteer to lead a group by contacting Pat Loghry at:


The deadline for this call for topics and volunteers is April 8, 2005. The person requesting and the person facilitating the User Group must be registered for the full conference.

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please see:

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Call for Poster Session Proposals (NASIG 2005)

Call for Poster Session Proposals (NASIG 2005)
Conference Dates: May 19-22, 2005
Conference Location: Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: March 25, 2005

The NASIG Program Planning Committee invites applications to present a poster session at the 20th NASIG conference in Minneapolis, MN, May 19-22, 2005! The theme of the conference is "Roaring Into Our Twenties."

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Poster sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the
serials community. In keeping with NASIG's tradition of non-commercialism, poster
sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be accepted.

Presenters are assigned a bulletin board on which to display project documentation. In general, text should be brief and captioning should be in large and legible type. Informative graphics such as photos, charts and graphs are also attractive. The material should be presented in a logical
sequence. No electrical support is available in the poster session area. Posters will be on display in the Hilton Minneapolis from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st. Presenters will be available both days at their displays during the morning break period.
Presenters should be prepared to discuss their poster session topic during this time. Handouts are STRONGLY encouraged so that attendees may take the presenters' main ideas home with them, and business cards are helpful for providing contact information.

To apply to present a poster session, submit a completed application and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by Friday, March 25, 2005. Members of the Program Planning Committee's Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified by April 8, 2005.

For additional information and instructions, see the Poster Session Guidelines ( or contact
Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs : Emily McElroy and Marilyn Geller

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

CFP – 2005 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

CFP – 2005 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
October 14-16, 2005
St. Louis, MO.
Deadline: April 30, 2005

Abstracts and panel proposals are now being accepted by the History and Popular Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association for possible inclusion at the 2005 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in St. Louis, MO. The conference will be held October 14-16, 2005 at the Westin St. Louis. For more information about the conference, please visit (follow the link for the area chairs)

Of particular note:

Libraries, Museums, and CollectingTom Caw (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 4317 N. Prospect Ave., Shorewood WI 53211,

We are looking for abstracts, single paper proposals and panel proposals on any aspect of popular history in American culture, including, but not limited to, historically based leisure activities such as genealogy, quilt and antique collecting and scrapbooking, local history collections and activities, visitorship to historical museums/sites, heritage tourism, and popular portrayals of historical events, people and/or eras in movies, television and popular fiction. Presentations exploring nostalgia and heritage in popular culture are also encouraged.

Potential participants do not need to be members to submit proposals; however, membership in either MPCA or MACA and registration for the conference are required in order to present. The deadline for conference registration is September 15, 2005.

Please send (100-250 words) paper proposals, panel proposals (4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants) or abstracts (including title) by April 30, 2005 to Jennifer Stevens, Area Chair, either by email at:

or by mail to:
Jennifer Stevens
Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures
235 Ernst Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1033

Please remember to provide your contact information (name, affiliation, preferred mailing address, phone numbers, and email address) as well.

Paper acceptance obligates participants to present the paper at the conference. Multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at the conference to read your own paper.