Session Descriptions

To present at the Conference, please visit the Proposal Submission area. Once accepted, proposals will appear in a table below.

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Presentation Authors
Stream: Books, Writing and Reading
Technological Transformations of Autobiography and Autobiographical Texts Tulley, Dr. Ronald J.
Paper Presentation Accepted
We’re Here, We’re Queer…or Not: LGBTQ Characters in Children’s Literature Epstein, Brett Jocelyn
Paper Presentation Accepted
Visionary Publishing: The Philadelphian Society and the Religion of Dissent Lolis, Dr. Thomas George
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Muse in Mourning: Or, Why the Author Mopes and Starves in a Garret DiMaggio, Kenneth
Paper Presentation Accepted
Horace Greeley's NEW-YORKER: The Newspaper as Literary Institution Snay, Prof. Mitchell
Paper Presentation Accepted
Stories about Books: The Book As Central Artifact in Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Grant, Dr. A.J.
Paper Presentation Accepted
Ghosts Between the Pages: The Devolution of Medb from Sovereignty Goddess to Comic Book Villainess and the Potential Dangers of the Transcription of Oral Tales Condis, Megan Amber
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Travels with More's Utopia: Provenance Discovery through Marginalia and Notes Smith, Robin
Virtual Presentation Accepted
What Makes a Book Cross-Over? Exploring the Visual, Narrative and Generic Indicators of Reading Age and Implied Readership
  1. Day, Dr Helen F.
  2. Williams, Debbie Jane
  3. Todd, Victoria
Workshop Presentation Accepted
Ex Libris: Photographs of Books by Sean Wilkinson Wilkinson, Prof. Sean
Paper Presentation Accepted
Tighter, Brighter Writing: Count on Numbers to Improve Writing and Editing Workman, Dr. Gale A.
Workshop Presentation Accepted
Books on (Not) Reading: What Do They Tell Us about the State of the Practice? Vogrincic, Dr. Ana C.
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Modern Novel at Crossroads of Fiction and Reality: Crossing the Border of Literature and Popular Culture Roy-Hewitson, Dr. Lucille
Paper Presentation Accepted
By the Book: The Malleus Maleficarum, Witch-Hunts, and Persecution of the Other Merskin, Prof. Debra
Paper Presentation Accepted
Young Adult Fiction in 1980s (West) Germany: The Rowohlt Paperback Series “rororo panther” As “Problem Novels” and Documentary Fiction for Young Adult Readers Norrick, Corinna
Paper Presentation Accepted
Teenagers and Reading: Exploring the Place and Significance of Books in the Lives of Adolescents Manuel, Dr Jacqueline
Paper Presentation Accepted
Landscape as Language: Writing from and about Place
  1. Tweedy, Joanna Beth
  2. Sayre-Roberts, Amy
Workshop Presentation Accepted
The Book of Kells’ Turn-in-the-Path Imagery: Managing the Difficulties and Uncertainties of Craft Endres, Dr. William
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Nature of Peer Review and the Revolutionary Academic: A Kuhnian Critique Riggio, Adam
Paper Presentation Accepted
Through Thick and Thin: Literary Journals As Agents of Cultural Change Philpotts, Dr. Matthew
Paper Presentation Accepted
From Spoken Narration to Book: Adapting Oral Traditions to Modern Fiction in Native American Writing Donaldson, Dr. John K.
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Irreplaceable Books of John Cawte Beaglehole Scudder, Dan
Paper Presentation Accepted
A Ludicrous Accusation? Scandal, Commerce, and the Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin (1806) Masemann, Bronwen
Paper Presentation Accepted
Developing Key Concepts for the Design of Hypertext for Printed Books Timpany, Claire
Paper Presentation Accepted
Towards a New Service Model for the Content Supply Chain
  1. Chowdhury, Prof. Gobinda
  2. Fraser, Prof. Michael
Plenary Presentation Accepted
The Espresso Book Machine in Operation: What Works, How It Works and Who Uses It Anderson, Todd
Paper Presentation Accepted
Ten Thousand Stories and Counting: Radical Relief and the Ongoing Legacy of the Federal Writers’ Project DeMasi, Susan
Paper Presentation Accepted
When Global Economic Policy and Education Policy Align It’s Good News for the Creative Arts Industry Croker, Ms Carol-Anne
Paper Presentation Accepted
World-Making: Compilatio and Early Modern Science Collections Rogers, Dr. Janine
Paper Presentation Accepted
Children’s Picturebook as Artist Book: Turning the American Children’s Picture Book Form “Topsy & Turvy” Reinhard, Stella
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Early Modern Korean Bilingual Translation of Literary Chinese Writings Kim, Yonsue
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Young Men Reading in Tunisia Mediouni, Cristina
Virtual Presentation Accepted
The Role of Readers in the Process of Creating Australian Fiction: A Case Study for Rethinking the Way We Understand and Foster Creativity Paton, Dr. Elizabeth
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Investigating Creativity in the Production of Australian Children’s Literature: Implications for Teaching and Learning Killen, Chloe
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Finding American Ideals in Early Primers Andes, Laurie
Paper Presentation Accepted
Editing a Book in Global Social Welfare Kyonne, Prof. Jinman
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Can Nonhearing Children Understand Texts As Hearing Children Do? Antarasena, Dr. Salinee
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Re-Thinking Nature, Fact and Fiction: University of Queensland Press’ Environmental List 1965-1995 Jordan, Dr. Deborah
Paper Presentation Accepted
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Forgotten Book “Fanshawe”: The Mysteries Surrounding its Publication, Reception, and Demise
  1. Bressler, Dr. Charles
  2. Rhone, Zachary
Paper Presentation Accepted
Textual Erotics: Literary Sensibility and Print Media Kuzma, Joseph Dlaboha
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Fiction of Adriana Trigiani: the Voice of the "Ferriner" and Appalachian/Italian Traditions in Post-Modernist Literature Shurbutt, Dr. Sylvia
Paper Presentation Accepted
Producing Texts in Chinese Dialects: A Study of the Lower Yangzi Delta Region McLaren, Anne E.
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Lord Alfred’s Editor: The Balancing Act of Editing Lord Alfred Douglas’ without Apology Hall, Kathy
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Adapted Narrative: Trainspotting as Tripartite, Multi-Media Confessional Zampini, Tania
Paper Presentation Accepted
Rabelais Unsheathes the Book: The Linguistic Critique Offered by the Catalog of St. Victor’s Bodemer, Brett
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Walking an Elusive Line: Between Academic Editors and Teacher Educator Writers
  1. Shteiman, Dr. Yehudit
  2. Gidron, Dr. Ariela
  3. Eilon, Dr. Batia
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Conditions Required to Enable the Reader to Approach a Text Perel-Dayan, Gilly
Paper Presentation Accepted
Banned in Australia: Exploring the Electronic Bibliography of Literary Books Banned in Australia Moore, Dr. Nicole
Paper Presentation Accepted
Towards a History of the Reader in the History of the Book Greer, Dr. Russell
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Empathetic Book: Does the Practise of Imagining Create More Empathetic People or Does ‘the Electronic Gadget’ Make One Less Empathetic? Slany, Mariyon
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Meaning of Metaphor: The Future of Heideggerian Poetic Philosophy Sedlak, Dr. Emma Adams
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Discourse of Reading Groups Swann, Joan
Paper Presentation Accepted
A Sense of Place: The Unique Conjunction of Past and Present which Resulted in Edinburgh Creating and Winning the First UNESCO City of Literature Designation Fannin, Lorraine
Plenary Presentation Accepted
Bolshie Teenagers and Boring Books: Pre and Post Potter Gray, Avril
Paper Presentation Accepted
Between Written Texts and their Referents: Toward a Historical Ontology and a Historical Epistemology Wisialowski, Bart
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Reading Narratives in an Upper-Intermediate English-As-a-Second-Language Classroom in Hong Kong Sinn, Ming-chun
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Stream: Educational Resources and Learning
The Wounded Tree through Time Keyes, Laura
Paper Presentation Accepted
Literacy Learning, Direction and Play
  1. Thompson, Wendy Jane
  2. Gill, Jane
Paper Presentation Accepted
Using Action Based Research Teams As Educational Resources for Learning Krockover, Dr. Gerald H.
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Printed Book in Contemporary Art Education and Research: Books and the Study of Art Benitez, Jorge Miguel
Paper Presentation Accepted
Exploring Occupational Stereotypes in Children’s Picturebooks
  1. Messenheimer, Dr. Trinka
  2. Hendricks, Dr. Cindy
  3. Houston, Dr. M Sue
  4. Williford, Dr. Julian
  5. Hendricks, Dr. James
Colloquium Accepted
Investigating How University Lecturers Select a Main Textbook: Research Using a "Quasi-Buying Process Model" Masikunas, George
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Print on Demand Technology: Developing New Curriculum for Photographic Education Kennedy, Bill
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Two Cultures and the University: Scientific Articles versus Scholarly Books Lohmann, Susanne
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Influence of Text and Background Colour on Readability in On-Screen Books for Children
  1. Vanderschantz, Nicholas
  2. Timpany, Claire
  3. Whitehead, David
  4. Carss, Wendy
Paper Presentation Accepted
Out in Print in Australia: Male Same-Sex Attraction in Australian Young Adult Novels Rhodes, Dr. David Blair
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Media Rich PDF Publishing: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Print and Multimedia Publishing Lisi, Jason
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Transformation of the School Library into a Media Centre and Its Implications for Gifted Children Singh, Prof. Prakash
Paper Presentation Accepted
Gender Differences in Leadership Style at the University Level
  1. Abida, Khalid
  2. Azeem, Muhammad
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Should Learning with a Book Mean “Learning by the Book”? Yerushalmy, Michal
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Effect of Caste on Leadership Styles at the School Level in Punjab
  1. Naz, Asst. Prof. Farah
  2. Abida, Khalid
  3. Azeem, Muhammad
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Printing Poetry Out Loud and Objective Abstract Art Barclay, Hugh Walter
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Controversial Issues in Media: Discourse Analysis of American and Chinese Press on the Urumqi Riot Kone, Karim
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Enabling Findings: Making Research Findings Acessible by Using Literary Structure Vinha, Hilra Gondim
Paper Presentation Accepted
Promoting Literacy with Comics and Graphic Novels: Redemption for a Misunderstood Medium Hill, Dr. Robyn
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Utilizing Information Technologies to Promote and Document Professional Development
  1. Gilbreath, Dr. Joanne
  2. Houghton, Dr. Gail
Workshop Presentation Accepted
An Interdisciplinary Discourse on "The Book": History and Coming to Age of Technology at United Arab Emirates University Barnett, Dr. Carole
Paper Presentation Accepted
“College of the Book”: Education for Publishing in China Tu, Rennie
Paper Presentation Accepted
Study Abroad in the Pages of a Book Carothers, Prof. Martha
Paper Presentation Accepted
Research Paradigm Innovation and an Economic Principles Text in a Global Environment: Samuelson's 1948 Principles of Economics Ries, Prof Christine
Paper Presentation Accepted
A Clash of Chronotopes: Adult Reading of Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  1. Zeegers, Dr. Margaret
  2. Pass, Dr. Charlotte
  3. Jampole, Dr. Ellen
Paper Presentation Accepted
Stream: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Semantic Networks of Book Reviews Correlates of Sales Rank
  1. Jha, Rashmi
  2. Danowski, James
Paper Presentation Accepted
Let's Give Up Reading: The Medium Is Not the Message Hamilton, Dr. John R.
Paper Presentation Accepted
Drift versus Selection in Academic Writing: Effects of Online Publishing Bentley, Dr. Alex
Paper Presentation Accepted
Capturing and Exploiting Watermarks Christie-Miller, Dr. Ian Russell
Workshop Presentation Accepted
From Material to 'Ethereal': Newspapers, the Internet and the Future of the Book Norris, Dr Sharon
Paper Presentation Accepted
Blogging Behaviour, Censoring Behaviour: The Evolution of First Person Accounts of Addiction in the Online Age Welsh, Anne
Paper Presentation Accepted
Materiality and Meaning: Book History and Collection in a Digital Age Lenaghan, Elizabeth
Paper Presentation Accepted
Is Bibliography Reactionary? Giroud, Prof. Vincent
Paper Presentation Accepted
"The Bushmen's Letters": The Bleek and Lloyd Collection and its Afterlives Twidle, Hedley
Paper Presentation Accepted
Getting Started with ePub Production: XML Workflow Solutions for Publishers Kumar, Dr. Brijesh
Virtual Presentation Accepted
An Exploratory Research on Technology Innovation and Foresight for Developing Chinese E-Books Chien, Chen-chung
Paper Presentation Accepted
Value and the Book: Exploring and Exploiting Value in an Information Age Bates, Dr. Benjamin
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Hypermedial E-Dissertation: Millennium Marvel or Marvelous Myth? Mason, Dr. Jean
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Evolution of Books
  1. Mitra, Prof. Basavadatta
  2. Singh, Nishant
  3. Ramya, H.S.
  4. Gandhe, Adwait
  5. Jha, Vivek
Virtual Presentation Accepted
What Is the Future of Books and Print Journals? Are Achival Journals and the Printed Book Obsolete? Ballard, Dr. Robert M.
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Critical Theory Digital Archive Obodiac, Dr. Erin
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Book As Exosomatic knowledge: The Necessity of Exosomatic Knowledge for Civilisation and a Revised Epistemology Percival, Dr. Ray Scott
Paper Presentation Accepted
The History of the Book and the Book as History Overbey, Dr. David Winston
Virtual Presentation Accepted
A Semester with the Sony eBook Reader Allan, Derek
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Progression of Digital Publishing: Innovation and the E-volution of E-books Warren, John W.
Plenary Presentation Accepted
Webheads: How the Internet Is Transforming the Creation, Production and Distribution of Comics
  1. Ray Murray, Dr Padmini
  2. Boswell, Daniel Kennedy
Paper Presentation Accepted
Stream: Libraries
Crumbs! Intellectual Freedom and the Adventures of Tintin Hillis, Jamie L.
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Virtual Library and the Role of the Book at East Carolina University Douglass, Dr. Thomas
Virtual Presentation Accepted
The Marbled Papers in Your Stacks Zarobila, Charles
Virtual Presentation Accepted
A Pilot Project to Access Patron-Driven Selection Opportunities
  1. Wilson, Kit
  2. Swords, Dr. David
Paper Presentation Accepted
But Can I Read It on My Device? E-Books, E-Book Readers, and Their Users Herrera, Kevin
Paper Presentation Accepted
Vitality Undiminished: Libraries Continue to Adapt Mills, Prof. Grace M.
Paper Presentation Accepted
Searching the Stacks: An Early History of the Lodi Public Library Hillis, Daffney A.
Paper Presentation Accepted
Teaching without Textbooks: A Collaborative Partnership between Teachers and Librarians Gibbons-Kunka, Dr. Beatrice
Paper Presentation Accepted
Transnational Media and the Redefinition of the Library Experience: A Case Study of the National Library Board of Singapore Trager Bohley, Dr. Kim
Virtual Presentation Accepted
The Book as Performance: Written Works, Theater, and Textual Repositories in Classical Antiquity
  1. Senseney, John
  2. Finn, Megan
Virtual Presentation Accepted
World's Most Highly Favoured: Books As Seen by Libraries MacColl, John
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Library: Books in Heterotopia Ameri, Amir
Virtual Presentation Accepted
The Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature at Hofstra University: Examining the Art of the Book and the Role of the Archive in the Twentieth Century Lekatsas, Prof. Barbara
Paper Presentation Accepted
Stream: Literacy
The Quasi-Book: Nietzsche, Derrida, Stiegler Barker, Dr. Stephen
Paper Presentation Accepted
Making Literature Relevant for Adults on Probation: Investigating a Program Called “Changing Lives through Literature” McCormack, Dr. Rachel
Paper Presentation Accepted
Writing with Video
  1. Squier, Prof. Joseph
  2. Goggin, Prof. Nan
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Relationship Between Text and Public: Buffon and Scientific Literacy, 1749-1778 Roman, Hanna
Paper Presentation Accepted
Keeping the Book Alive in the Age of Technology: Podcasting and Filmmaking
  1. Grant, Delois
  2. Fisher, Debbie
Workshop Presentation Accepted
None If u txt 2 much, duz it mean u cant Spell? Exploring the Connections between SMS Use and Lowered Performance in Spelling
  1. Gann, Dr. Rosalind Raymond
  2. Bartoszuk, Dr. Karin
  3. Anderson, Jillian H.
Paper Presentation Accepted
Computerized Books and Records: How Electronic Data Creates or Obfuscates Economic Reality Shapiro, Prof. David
Paper Presentation Accepted
Literacy Crisis: A Realist Approach to the Acquisition and Development of Literacy Govender, Wendy
Paper Presentation Accepted
Failure in a Successful Interpretation: The Problem of Visual Literacy in Hablot Knight Browne’s Illustrations for Bleak House Alarie, Shayla
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Sociocritical Content Analyses of Textbooks As Artefacts for Literacy Development in Ghana Opoku-Amankwa, Dr. Kwasi
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Developing “Joyfully Literate” Teachers: Strategies Used to Promote a Passion for Reading among Emirati Preservice Teachers Sowa, Dr, Patience
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Stream: Publishing
An Oppositional Publisher under a Repressive Regime: David Philip's Role in the Struggle for Books in South Africa Hacksley, Malcolm
Paper Presentation Accepted
Surveying the Harry Potter Generation Williams, Debbie Jane
Paper Presentation Accepted
Appositions — E-Journals in the Field: Renaissance and Early Modern Literary and Cultural Studies Howard, Dr. W. Scott
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine: The Evolution of a Successful Monthly Flynn, Prof. Philip Daniel
Paper Presentation Accepted
Corduroy Mansions in Cyberspace: The Implications of Publishing an Online Novel Robles, Jaime
Paper Presentation Accepted
Selling the Book, Negotiating the Contract: El Brocense’s 1582 Edition of Garcilaso de la Vega and Juan de Mena Arén Janeiro, Dr. Isidoro
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Problems of Partition: Examining the Complications of Publishing Parts of Books In-Progress Nutting, Alissa
Paper Presentation Accepted
Considering Borders: Territorial Rights in a Digital Age Young, Dr. Sherman
Paper Presentation Accepted
Features of Scholarly Publishing in Small Multilingual Publishing Markets: The Case of Greece Banou, Dr. Christina
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Brand Concepts and Strategies in Publishing Pitsaki, Dr. Irini
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Eco-system of Book Publishing Mierzejewska, Bozena Izabela
Paper Presentation Accepted
Resonance and Reader Impact of HIV/AIDS Themes in Works of Fiction Published in the SADC Region Davies, Johanna Christina
Paper Presentation Accepted
Enhancing Student Employability through an MA in Publishing Studies Kernan, Mary Ann
Paper Presentation Accepted
Robert Maxwell and the Invention of Modern Scientific Publishing Stevenson, Prof. Iain
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Retail Distribution Channels in the American Book Industry
  1. Szenberg, Michael
  2. Ramrattan, Lall
Paper Presentation Accepted
Diverging or Converging Tracks? Case Studies in the Development of Chinese Mobile Publishing Sun, Henan
Virtual Presentation Accepted
Copyright and the Profession of Author Ramdarshan Bold, Dr. Melanie
Paper Presentation Accepted
The Empire of Books: Reviewing the March of Globalisation McCleery, Prof. Alistair
Paper Presentation Accepted
Stream: No Stream Selection
Testing: Proposal Otte, Kathryn
Paper Presentation Accepted