GSLIS faculty, students present at print and digital culture conference

Several GSLIS faculty and students will be presenting scholarly papers at the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture’s biennial conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on September 19-21, 2014.

This year’s conference is titled “African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture.” Presentations will explore potential intersections of African American studies and print and digital culture. Conference organizers plan to produce a volume of essays developed from conference discussions that will be included in the University of Wisconsin Press series, “Print Culture History in Modern America.”

GSLIS presentations include:

  • Abdul Alkalimat, professor emeritus, will present “African American Bibliography."
  • Nicole Cooke, assistant professor, will present “Hip-Hop Smoothed Out on a Library Tip: Using Archives to Develop Literacy Skills.”
  • Melissa Hayes, doctoral student, will present “From ‘Frank Ridicule’ to ‘Wholesome Attractive Pictures’: Criteria for Picture Book Evaluation in Charlemae Rollins’ We Build Together (NCTE, 1948).”
  • Christine Jenkins, associate professor, will be chair a session titled, “‘What Books, Then, Shall We Choose?’” The Impact and Legacy of Charlemae Rollins’ We Build Together (NCTE 1941, 1948, 1967).”
  • Cass Mabbott, doctoral student, will present “Creating Justice in Children’s Literature: Charlemae Rollins’ Quest for Publishing Equity."
  • Kate Williams, associate professor, will present “Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González.”

Also participating is GSLIS alumna Loretta Gaffney (PhD ’12), who will present “From Canon to “Pornography”: Common Core and the Backlash Against African-American Literature.” Gaffney is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Information Studies.

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