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UPDATE: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (3/3/06; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
eng9cal_at_leeds.ac.uk

THE CFP DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
2006. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Harris (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock (CentreCATH,
Leeds), Michel Wieviorka (EHESS, Paris), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

CFP: Disability and Science Fiction (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
VATER Grrl

CFP: Science Fiction and Disability (3/15/06; MLA '06)
For many years, the archetypal image of disability in
science fiction was Robert Heinlein's Waldo, the
embittered, reclusive, socially inept genius who, in
the eponymous story, overcomes myasthenia gravis when
an old sage reveals to him that he can cure himself
through willpower: "Gramps Schneider had told him he
need not be weak! That he could be strong – Strong!
STRONG! He had never thought of it." Since Heinlein's
1942 paean to voluntarist triumph over personal
adversity, disability and dysmorphism have had a
complex history in science fiction. From the gentle
freaks of William Tenn and Theodore Sturgeon to the

CFP: Politics of Memory (grad) (1/16/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
The Politics of Memory

to whom it may concern,
  please forward the following call for papers to your graduate students.
   
    The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
  invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student conference
  The Politics of Memory
  to be held from
  March 31st to April 2, 2006.
   
   
   
   
   
  Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related to, but not limited to, the following questions:
   
  In what ways does literature illuminate the historical construction and remembering of particular identities, events, and nations?

UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
of
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April
6-9,
2006.

CFP: Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
cbelling_at_notes.cc.sunysb.edu

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion
Organizer: Martha Stoddard Holmes
Papers on rhetorics and narratives of peak-/post-oil and energy issues in
geoscience, literature, film, cultural commentary: neo-Malthusianism (the
great die-off), neopastoralism, etc. Abstracts or 8-page papers and brief
bio by March 15 to Martha Stoddard Holmes, mstoddar_at_csusm.edu.

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Catherine Belling, PhD

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